Become a 20th Century Census Expert
Join instructor Gena Philibert-Ortega as she takes you beyond names and places with this in-depth course on 20th Century census records. Learn how each census reflects American society, how to mine each entry for important details, and how to combine them with additional records and social history to tell your ancestor’s story.
DATE: April 17, 2023 - May 14, 2023
Go beyond a name and place
The US Census is so much more than our ancestor’s name and location. It’s true it helps us find our ancestors in a specific place and time but it can act as a springboard to transforming our understanding of their life experiences. In this 4-week course, join Gena Philibert-Ortega as she helps you learn how to analyze each census entry, find additional records, and use your findings to elevate your genealogy research.
What You’ll Learn
- What data be found on 20th century US population schedules, including the newly released 1950 census
- How the census questions can provide questions to American social history
- The importance of Census Enumerator Instructions to understanding responses
- Tips for searching the census records
- How the census data can lead to additional records
- How to use historical resources in conjunction with the census data to get better results
Meet the Instructor
Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published online and in print. Her books include Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and From the Family Kitchen (F+W Media, 2012). Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives.
How do Family Tree University workshops work?
Take the course at your own pace!
From the course start date, you’ll be able to log in to view and access your lessons and start interacting on the discussion boards. Your instructor will check in regularly to answer all of the questions and provide feedback. You will have access to your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone, and can study when it's most convenient for you.
After the course end date, the course will become read-only for one year. You will continue to have access through your dashboard to the materials, but the discussion boards will be closed. The materials are yours to keep. You can download them onto your desktop to access online or offline.