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Though the U.S. federal population census is an essential source for family history research, searching the microfilmed handwritten schedules can be very time consuming and tedious. Census indexes, therefore, are very valuable, significant, and timesaving research aids. Noted author, genealogist, and chair of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library Association, Kemp has pulled together a wealth of information to help readers identify published indexes currently available for federal and other censuses up to and including the 1920 federal population census. Print, CD-ROM, and online titles are included, but indexes published in journals are not. The text is arranged in three sections: by year, general subjects, and geography. The year listings include general U.S. and regional indexes, while the general subjects section includes items concerning ethnic groups and military personnel and their families. The most extensive portion of the book is the geographical section, in which the author identifies numerous statewide and county indexes for each state. This section greatly expands the countywide index listings in William Dollarhide's The Census Book (Heritage Quest, 1999), which includes only those indexes at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City prior to 1986. Kemp has produced a most useful and extensive guide for researchers and librarians. Recommended for public and academic libraries and specialized collections of genealogy and local history.DDiane Sharp, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis
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Designed for genealogists, this volume is a state-by-state guide to published census indexes in print and online. Arrangement within each state section is chronological. REVWR
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  • Paperback: 517 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842029257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842029254
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.3 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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