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Your Guide to the Federal Census Paperback – March 25, 2002
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Each federal census had its unique points. Different questions were asked in different years. Native Americans were listed in various ways. Some censuses asked for information on military service. It is also valuable to know why censuses were conducted and how our ancestors viewed them. Did you know that, in 1790, anyone who refused to answer the census questions was fined $20.00? That was hefty sum then. The money collected was divided between the census enumerator and government! This book has lots of facts like that which help us understand how the census and our families interacted.
As is true of all books published by Betterway Books, the volume is full of clear illustrations of documents. There are also many examples and case studies that illustrate facets of the census and also give some humorous examples taken from actual records.
Everyone doing American genealogy will find this book invaluable.
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This is a well written in depth book, every person should have this book on their shelves. One of my go to books.Published on September 2, 2013 by Susan L. Fletcher
I bought it for my genealogy research. I am keeping myself aware of how to read the census to better guide my research.Published on December 17, 2012 by Michael Olson
This product didn't show up for over a month, causing me to inquire. Could find no tracking information online so wasn't even able to find out where my order was. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Karen