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Tag Archives: Federal Census
A Look at Davenport in 1950
The 1950 Census is here! Release day went smoothly and the OCR/AR indexing works about as well as expected. The results of our searches are below! We searched for some Davenport Public Library staff, the Mayor in 1950, and some … Continue reading
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A Look at HeritageQuest Online’s New Interface
One of our subscription databases got a new look and some new content this week! The “improved” HeritageQuest Online (now powered by Ancestry) can be accessed from home using the link on the Online Resources page under Research Tools on our … Continue reading
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Coffee & Census!
Six Days until the complete 1940 Census is released! Why are we so excited about this? Because we’ve waited 72 years for the personal data—or ten since the 1930 Census—and the anticipation has been terrible. Because this Census includes 1935 … Continue reading
The 1940 Census — a two-for-one!
One of the questions asked on the 1940 Federal Census was the location of the person in April of 1935. A decade is a long time and people didn’t always stay put—and some moved more than once. The Census Bureau wanted to … Continue reading
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Defective, Dependant, and Delinquent
AncestryLibrary, the library version of the popular subscription database Ancestry.com, posts new resources almost daily. On February 7, 2010 one of the special supplemental census schedules for 1880 was posted – the Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes. One of the … Continue reading
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More Tales of the Census: Special Schedules
Population was not the only information the United States government was interested in collecting during the decennial federal censuses. Non-population questions were equally important – and for we historians equally interesting! Over the years, these censuses included mortality, social statistics … Continue reading
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Tales of the Census
Soon, we will all be part of history. How, you wonder? In April of 2010, the new decennial United States Federal Census will be arriving in our mailboxes. The government will be mailing the questionnaire, as it is still not … Continue reading
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Mission Accomplished: Census Mortality Schedules
A few weeks ago, we mentioned the addition of two new indexes to our collection of searchable databases. One of these was the Mortality Schedules for Scott County, Iowa. Mortality Schedules are the section of each Federal Census that provides … Continue reading
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