June – Resources

Resources for Census Records





support.ancestry.com/s/article/Free-Research-Guides  (scroll down to Census for four downloads)

A census record may be the only record available for documenting the events of a person’s life, when other records do not exist.  A census can extend your pedigree further back and add missing family members.  There is a high probability of finding the person for whom you are searching in a census since about 90% of U.S. citizens are listed in the censuses.

Additional census resources can be found in the CVGS June Genealogist (Page 3)

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