The invites the public to take an in-depth look at your genealogy using the U.S. Federal Census Monday, April 9 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join Mark Mullinax, Brighton District Library's Genealogy and Local History Librarian in an exploration of the census from 1790 through 1940. Mark will help you to uncover valuable information about your family history.
Have you wondered where your ancestors lived? What job they had? Did they own their own home? You can find out this information and more by using a U.S. Federal census. The United States has taken a census every decade since 1790. These records have become essential tools for genealogists. Census records provide a wide range of information including:
- Name of your ancestor
- Age of your ancestor when the census was taken
- Occupation of your ancestor
- Whether or not your ancestor could read, write, and speak English
- State or country where your ancestor was born
- Whether they owned or rented their home
- Whether or not they were a naturalized citizen
- How long your ancestors had been married
- and much more!
The 1940 U.S. Federal Census is scheduled to be released on Monday. Even though an index to the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will not be available for several months, this program will also show how to find your ancestors without benefit of an index. The program is directed at both beginning and advanced genealogists. Register today by calling 810-229-6571 x227 or visit our website at www.brighonlibrary.info.