The book for the meeting will be Loretto Dennis Szucs and Matthew Wright’s Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using U.S. Census records, in particular those of the federal census. Aimed at the general family history audience, this book is especially useful for the beginning to intermediate researcher. Along with a description of the history and structure of the federal census there is a guide to each decennial census. Three appendixes offer a description of major census data providers, major stare and national archives with census collections, and specially designed census extraction forms.
To help attendees plan their thoughts before the meeting, we have a pdf guided reading to stimulate the discussion. Please contact Ron Setzer at GeniGram@RootCellar.org, if you have any questions or wish the guided reading.