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:
- encouraging us to think and research like detectives, and to find essential information about our ancestors,
- providing a genealogy workshop to help new members learn the basics of genealogy research, and
- 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:
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!