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Genealogy Group Holding Workshop on Census Data

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, continues their series of genealogical workshops on Tuesday, June 3, at 10 a.m. June's workshop will delve into the frequently overlooked but valuable data which is available in census records. The workshop is free and open to all.
Census records are much more than just names. These underutilized records of each are a treasure-trove of information. This information can, in turn, lead researchers to the much sought after documentation of defining events in the lives of ancestors. Birth, marriage and death records await the astute researcher who learns to use the data available in census records. Additional information such as data on immigration, naturalization, and land holdings are available on particular census records. An overview of just what information might lie hidden in each decade's census, for the years 1790 through 1940, will be included in order that researchers might become aware of the varying questions asked by the census takers in each particular decade.

The workshop will feature an informative and concise presentation on using census records by the Midwest Genealogy Center, which is the largest publicly funded genealogical library in the country. This data can, in turn, provide clues that will lead the enlightened researcher to ancestors and ancestral documents thought to have been lost to the annals of family history.

For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

 
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