Webinar Recording - Using and Analyzing U.S. Federal Census Records

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Genealogy is all about finding your own ancestral story, and to that end, census records play an important role in our genealogical research. Effective use of these records will provide the building blocks for your family history.

Webinar took place, March 25, 2021

What You'll Learn:

  • The history of the U.S. Federal Population Census
  • The various questions specific to each census schedule for 1790-1940
  • How to carefully read, analyze, and compare the federal census records
  • How to identify additional resources and where to find them
  • The importance of various non-population and special census schedules

About the instructor:

Deborah A. Abbott, PhD, is a professional genealogist, specializing in African American research, manuscript collections and genealogy methodology. She presents lectures and workshops at a variety of national, state, and local genealogy conferences across the country, as well as colleges, businesses & libraries. She serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS); Chairperson of the Cleveland District Roundtable (CDRT); and a member of the Cuyahoga County Archives Advisory Commission. She is an associate with the Kentucky-Tennessee Associates based in Springfield, TN; past president of the African American Genealogical Society, Cleveland, OH; and a retired professor  of Counseling from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. 

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