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The Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast

Dec 31, 2018

In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss U.S. Federal Census Records from 1790-1940. We talk about what you might find in a census record, where you can access them, the instructions given to the enumerators, which questions were asked on each census, and more. We also talk about books and resources to help you learn more.

Don't forget to download our free Census Cheat Sheet packed with all the information we talked about today!


Back to the Basics with U.S. Census Research – Part I

Census Instructions 1790, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940

1800 Census Instructions

1810 Census Instructions

1820 Census Instructions

1830 Census Instructions

1840 Census Instructions

1880 Census Instructions

Your Guide to the Federal Census by Katherine Hinckley

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide

Research Like a Pro eCourse

Study Group - more information and email list

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder with Nicole Dyer on

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