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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Census (almost) Text Size

Event takes place on November 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Holyoke Public Library Community Room, 250 Chestnut St.

Join us for an introduction to one of the most useful sources for family history research: Census records. Hillary Schau will delve into the history of the U.S. Federal Census and explore how the census questions and census-taking changed over time. She will demonstrate how to search census records and interpret what you find, pointing out the most common pit-falls and problems. Hillary will also explore some substitutes for the 1890 Census (destroyed by fire) and show participants how to find non-U.S. census records using Ancestry Library Edition.

Limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration strongly recommended: (413) 420-8107. Bring your own laptop or tablet, if you wish, and connect to our free Wifi. You may also bring your own box lunch or snack to enjoy in the Community Room (until 12:30).

For hands-on work with the census, drop in at the Computer Classroom after the presentation: 12:30 – 2:00. Hillary will be there to answer questions and offer tips.

About the presenter: Hillary Schau has been helping people with their research and individual brick walls for many years. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society, she also volunteers at the Family Search Affiliate Library at the Chicopee Library


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