Jan 7, 2019
In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss how to analyze a census record, and the example of George W. Dillard in the 1850 Census. We go through the steps of making an abstract of all the census information, asking questions about the information on the census, making a hypothesis, then making a list of records to search that could answer the questions. We also discuss the non-population schedules and then what to do with the images of census records you find.
Don't forget to download our Census Cheat Sheet packed with all the information we talked about today, and more.
Relevant previous podcast episodes
Other links discussed in podcast
“1890 Veterans’ Schedules” and the FamilySearch collection “United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890.”
Websites with Census Helps:
Research Like a Pro Links
Study Group - more information and email list
Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on Amazon.com
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