Using Census Records

Course Id: 2146-20
Course Start Date: 01-01-0001- Course End Date: 01-01-0001
Instructor: Lisa Alzo
Available Seats: 15      
Tuition: $39.99
Our 2-Week courses are designed to help beginning genealogists develop a solid foundation of research skills. While expert instructors are on hand to answer any questions, they play a far less active role than in our 4-week offerings.

In this course, you'll learn the basics of searching the census online.
2-Week courses can range in topic from how to begin your genealogy research, where to look for information and what to do with what you find, to basics on how to find, analyze and cite birth, death or census records. Self-grading quizzes are on hand to test your knowledge of the topic.
 We recommend you follow this track when taking 2-Week courses:
    1.    Discover Your Family Tree
    2.    Online Family Trees
    3.    Using Census Records
    4.    Using Death Records
    5.    Cemetery Research
    6.    Using Birth Records
    7.    Using Marriage and Divorce Records

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Census Basics
A. History of the US Census
   I. Reason for the census
   II. Census dates
   III. Enumerator Instructions
   IV. Enumeration districts
   V. Availability
B. Overview of US Censuses, 1790 to 1940
C. Census substitutes
D. Research clues in the census
E. Quiz

Lesson 2: Online Census Records
A. Census database websites
B. Searching online censuses
   I. General tips
   III. Footnote
   IV. FamilySearch Record Search Pilot
   V. HeritageQuest Online
   VI. Handwriting helps
C. Sources for free indexes and transcriptions
D. Quiz

Lesson 3: Special censuses
A. Military schedules
   I. 1840 veterans
   II. 1890 veterans
B. 1880 DDD schedules
C. Mortality schedules
   I. 1850 and 1860
   II. 1870
   III. 1880 and 1885
   IV. 1900
D. Agricultural schedule
   I. 1850
   II. 1860
   III. 1880
E. Manufacturing/Industry Schedules
   I. 1810
   II. 1820
   III. 1850, 1860, 1870
   IV. 1880
   V. 1885
F. Slave Schedules
G. American Indian censuses
H. Quiz