Wholes Not Holes: Census Research

April 3rd, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor


TITLE: Wholes Not Holes: Complete Census Research Not Swiss Cheese
SESSION: W156
TIME & DATE: Wednesday, 02 May 2018, 4:00 p.m.

In this Beginner to Intermediate level presentation, improve your skills in census research and learn how to get more out of the data you find.

The first focus will be on the available state and federal censuses which names everyone living in the household (the population schedules). Second – we will cover why looking at and evaluating the whole census schedule is important to your research, and why you should never use only transcriptions given online. Third – we find ways to overcome “creative” transcriptions and indexing we find online (Ann has some good ones!). And Fourth – we will review the benefits of analyzing the neighbors. It should be a fun and informative journey showing how to use census data more effectively.

Ann will also lecture on Saturday at 4:00 p.m., Session S457 – Lineage Society Papers: Guidelines for a Successful Application.  She will be exhibiting at the Conference (Ann-Mar Genealogy Trips) and would love to have you stop by to ask questions or just say hello.

ABOUT: C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL, is an educator, consultant, co-leader of Ann-Mar Genealogy Trips; Faculty, The National Institute for Genealogical Studies; Education Chair, Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; Vice President, Genealogical Speakers Guild; Director, Florida State Genealogical Society. She has authored several articles for NGS Magazine, and co-authored the NGS Research in the States Series-Florida. Her specialties are Methodology, Research Sources, Computer Resources, Vital Records and their Sources, Conference Planning, and assisted genealogy research trips.

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