Secrets of the US Federal Census – How Did Enumeration Really Work?

Thomas MacEntee
Nov 16, 2018
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Introduction
2m 38s
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The Basics
4m 10s
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Census Enumerators
8m 49s
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Local Practices
2m 37s
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What to Look For
3m 30s
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How Long Did it Take?
4m 18s
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Hidden Census Info
10m 13s
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Access Census Data
3m 04s
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Conclusion
1m 02s

About this webinar

Every US Federal Census had its procedures as well as its quirks. Do you know how to tell who was the “informant” in the 1930 or 1940 US Census? Do you know how to access the instructions given to enumerators for each census? Do you know what all the different “codes” mean? Do you know what happened to the population schedules once they were submitted by the enumerator? Learn the fascinating journey of US census data from the census planning phase to the final tabulation. 

About the speaker

About the speaker

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector,
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