Making Sense of Census Records
July 19, 2012
What happens every ten years, gets looked at every day by thousands of people, and has a ton of spelling errors? Census records!
For me, finding my ancestors in census records is like opening a door into another world. Using resources like census records allows me to peek through the looking glass. I get to spy on my husband’s family like Alfred Henry Bellis who lived in the rooms over a coach house, or Thomas H. Herndon who still had eight of his 12 children living with him in 1850.
Census records help you track the movement of your ancestors, and their roles in historical events, both locally and nationally. They help to establish the frame by which you begin researching other resources and put the pieces of your life’s story puzzle together.
So come spend some time with the Midwest Genealogy Center on Friday, July 27 at 9:30 a.m. We’ll be taking you back in time to examine and explore the U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 to 1930. This class is free, but registration is required. View a list of all classes and register here.
Midwest Genealogy Center