Created by Lindsay Fulton, Vice President for Research and Library Services
Published: January 2021
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When most family historians think about the census, they think of the population schedule—the enumeration of individuals living within a household. But there is so much more to the Federal Census that many researchers overlook! Census expert Lindsay Fulton discusses how mortality, agriculture, manufacturing, business, and other social statistics schedules can be used in your genealogical research. She’ll review what data was collected for what years, how to access these non-population schedules, and how to leverage this information in your own family history.
This syllabus is intended to accompany our webinar “The Federal Census: Moving Beyond the Population Schedule” (archived recording: https://www.americanancestors.org/education/learning-resources/watch). It includes a detailed finding aid for each non-population schedule pointing you toward what exists for each state and where to access the schedule, plus additional references.
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