History of the U.S. Federal Census
Date: Tuesday, January 24
Times: 7:00 pm
Where: Helen Plum Memorial Library Genealogy Club, 110 W. Maple St., Lombard
Who: Matt Rutherford
More information: Library Adult Services, (630) 627-0316 http://www.helenplum.org
In genealogy research, we often refer to the decennial U.S. Federal Census simply as “the census.” But, in fact, it really is twenty-three separate historical documents, each reflecting the purpose, politics, and idiosyncrasies of its era. We will place each of the censuses in its proper historical context in order to better interpret and apply them to our research.