Working with Census Reports

The purpose of the census, the instructions and methods for the enumerators, and the hidden gems you find when reading the entire page and putting your ancestors’ information into historical context. Each lead to additional sources to be researched for verification and added information.


· Why the Census was Created

· When the Census was Taken

· Types of Census Reports

· Issues with the Census Reports

· Clues in the Census Reports

· Sample Census Report Research

· Research Note Taking

· Where to Find the Census Reports

· Confirm the Clues You Find

Biography of speaker:

A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden. Her DNA research has now added The Netherlands to that list.

Seema has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is an active member of several societies and part of the NERGC planning committee.

Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.

Please Note: This presentation takes the place of our regularly scheduled Genealogy Club meeting. The next Genealogy Club meeting will be on March 8, but genealogy materials are available to all in the local history room any time the library is open.

Funded by the Friends of the Newbury Town Library.

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