Using the Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence
- Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
- Time: 7:00 PM Central
- Presenter: Jill Morelli is a "Roots Generation" genealogist who pursues her passion for genealogy through lecturing, writing and research on topics inspired by her family. She blends scholarship, skill building, and story-telling to convey information that can be used immediately to answer genealogical questions of attendees whatever their skill level.
Webinar Description: We know about the federal population schedules -- the decennial censuses are a mainstay for genealogists researching in the United States. But, did you know, that concurrent with the federal population schedules, the government also collected other types of data that are useful for today's genealogist to provide context of our ancestor's lives and for evidence?
Five different non-population schedules -- agriculture, mortality, industry/manufacturing, community information and dependent, delinquent and deficient schedules -- will be reviewed illustrating how the information they contain can be used to answer genealogical questions.
We will explore why these records were generated and why the extant records are so limited. And, finally, because it can be challenging, we will review the step-by-step methodology for accessing these records. Irrespective of its genealogical importance, some of the information found in these records is just fun! How many pounds of butter did your ancestor make in 1879?
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