Census records are the no. 1 resource for US genealogy. You can use them to trace your ancestral families back in time decade by decade, and even discover new branches of your family tree. All US census records up to 1930 are online, and the 1940 census will be available in April 2012.
Most genealogists know, though, that it's not as easy as simply typing in a name. To successfully trace your ancestors, you need to know where to look and how to make the most of census websites. This hour-long webinar will tell you exactly what you need to know to make the most of the US censuses available online.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- What to expect when using the 1940 census
- Key facts about US censuses and census websites
- How to access online census records for free
- How to use the major online census collections at Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest Online and other sites
- How different sites' records and indexes compare
- Search strategies for finding elusive ancestors
WHO SHOULD PURCHASE
- Anyone with ancestors who lived in the United States between 1790 and 1940
- Librarians or volunteers who want to help patrons with census research