National Genealogical Society

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Using Federal Population Census Schedules in Genealogical Research

NGS offers Using Federal Population Census Schedules in Genealogical Research, a six-lesson self-paced course. This course is designed for genealogists who want to learn more about population censuses taken in this country.

What Will I Learn

Upon completion of this six-lesson course a student can:

  • locate family members in the federal population schedule;
  • explain what can be found in various federal population schedules;
  • interpret the information found in each phase of the federal population schedules;
  • evaluate the evidence found in each phase of the federal population schedules;
  • write a citation for the federal population schedules; and
  • understand the differences between the current and traditional finding aids.

Although using the Internet for census research is not a course objective, this course does include tips and links to websites relevant to the lessons. Some of these sites provide historical background and research aids while others illustrate some of the information discussed in the lessons.

To learn more about Using Federal Population Census Schedules in Genealogical Research, see the course syllabus.

Requirements & Fees

You will need a computer and Internet connection to download the course PDF file from the NGS website. You’ll also need the free Adobe Reader to open, view, and print the course on your own computer.

The course tuition is $45.00 for members and $70.00 for non-members. Join today to receive the member price for courses..

Register online for the Using Federal Population Census Schedules in Genealogical Research course now.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All purchases of courses are final. There are no refunds or credits are available.

Certificate of Completion

This is an independent learning course and not eligible for a certificate of completion.

Please note: The National Genealogical Society is not a licensing body, so no certification or accreditation is implied. For more information about certification or accreditation, please see Becoming a Professional Genealogist.

Questions?

Contact the NGS Course Administrator at courses@ngsgenealogy.org.

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