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Start from what you know and work backward.
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A census is an official county of the population living in the United States on a designated day set at intervals. The census places an ancestor is a specific place at a specific time.
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Begin with the most recent census (1940) and work backwards.
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Use documents to support your findings. Suggested documents include but aren't limited to census records, vital records (birth, marriage and death), land records, tax records, immigration records, cemetery records, funeral records, obituaries, letters, family Bibles, etc.
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Stay organized and keep track of your work. Using a research log may help.
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A census is closed to the public for 72 years after it is taken.
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Genealogists use forms to organize their work. Many forms are available free online. Search for pedigree charts and family group sheets.
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Much of the 1890 census burned in a fire. Using an 1885 or 1895 state census can help fill in those missing years.
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You may also choose to use a genealogy program to organize your work. There are many from which to choose. Download some trials before purchasing.
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The US Federal census started in 1790. However 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830 and 1840 just listed heads of household and how many members in the family. The 1850 and later censuses listed all the members of the family.
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Gets you out of the house. You need a break from the family or cleaning house!
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You learn something from the programs.
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You learn from other genealogists. They may see something in your lineage that you have missed.
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Somebody in the group may be researching in the area that you need help. They may know where records are located.
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Can't read the old handwriting? Ask a society member for help.
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Projects that you can help with for a little bit are beneficial to all researchers, even for years to come. If you cannot devote much time, a little bit is helpful!
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Genealogists speak a common language....you'll hear it at a meeting!
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Don't stop coming because you don't want an office. There may come a time when you feel comfortable taking an office. You won't be pushed into an office!
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The society meeting is a good place to tell your genealogy stories and share your ideas.
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Everybody can stay away from the computer for 2 hours once a month.
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