Here are 10 tips about the U.S. Census Records and how they can help you with your genealogy research. As you work on your family history, you’ll come to realize that census records can be the backbone of your genealogical journey.
While they were created to help count the people for proper representation in congress, the information contained within the census records are perfect snapshots of your ancestors through time and contain a ton of information.
In this video, we dig deeper into some of the nuances of the U.S. Census records that will help give you additional perspective about your ancestors lives.
Below are the links promised in the above video.
Connie’s Chart of Census Years for Citizenship Questions (Download PDF)
VIDEO PLAYLIST Learn more about the census records in other videos grouped into this playlist. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiMXWjHlj5RQn9sWPHtwMdaQQ84RRykAw
VIDEO “1940 U.S. Federal Census, Supplemental Questions” Genealogy Research (Research Your Family Tree)
Free forms available at any of the following locations.
From a press release at FamilySearch.org and from their website…new records “Birth and delayed birth certificates and records for all counties in North Carolina for the years 1913-1922. Some documents are hard to read because of ink bleed-through, water damage, torn pages or fading ink. The records are listed by date, volume number, then certificate number. This collection includes birth certificates from all counties of North Carolina. At the beginning of each new month, delayed records are listed first, but not in alphabetical order. Microfilm of originals housed at the North Carolina State Vital Records Office, Raleigh, North Carolina.”
There are 18, 207 records added to this collection for North Carolina researchers. You can find them for free at North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922.
If you’re researching family history in Wilkes County, North Carolina, be sure to check out Jason Duncan’s website. He’s been mapping out the deeds of the Roaring River area in the northern part of Wilkes County. Be sure to scroll down to see the deed map he’s created. Click on one of the square blocks to see this kind of view shown above. Zooming in allows you to see the grant, file and land owner information.
Additionally, he has genealogies, articles, photographs, videos and more.
He’s done a great job here.