Central Maryland AAHGS Chapter

Census Extravaganza 1: Be A Genealogy Gumshoe

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On January 28, 2012, we kicked off the new year with the first in a 3-part “Census Extravaganza”. This first lecture was presented by chapter President Alice Harris and was entitled, “Census Detectives: Learn to be a Genealogy Gumshoe.” Alice showed our members how to mine the census for hidden clues and privided creative ways of researching.

Our 3-part extravaganza is designed to help us prepare for the upcoming release of the 1940 census by:

  1.  encouraging us to think and research like detectives, and to find essential information about our ancestors,
  2. providing a genealogy workshop to help new members learn the basics of genealogy research, and
  3. to familiarize members with the specifics of the 1940 census, in time for its release in April 2012.

Alice provided a handout which can be downloaded here:
Census Detective

You won’t want to miss the rest of this series, so come on out, join CMAAGHS, and kick off the year with new tools for researching in the census!

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