may 2021

202113may1:00 pm3:00 pmCorrelating Research in Pre-1850 U.S. Federal Census Records by Suzanne Trotter (via Zoom)


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Census records before 1850 do not name every member of the household. Rather, they identify the head of household and tally all other household members by gender and age category. Being able to accurately determine which of these census records belongs to which family groups requires correlating information from additional sources and analyzing various details of each census page. Several researchers I know use a spreadsheet for processing all of this information. How we organize these spreadsheets vary. I will share how I organize my spreadsheet and demonstrate using this spreadsheet to analyze the information in these early census records.

Suzanne is an Accredited Genealogist® with nearly 20 years of professional genealogical research experience. She earned concurrent bachelor’s degrees in English and in family history and genealogy at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. She also completed extensive graduate studies in education at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. She has conducted research in various archives across Europe, and she has contributed to several publications and given various presentations across the country and abroad. Suzanne is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA). She also heads a subcommittee within the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen).

Like many genealogists, Suzanne started her training by researching her own family, a curiosity inspired by both her mother and her great grandmother (and namesake). She is particularly fond of general U.S. research, from modern to various historical eras, and identifying immigrant origins. She is highly skilled in reading old handwriting, especially German fonts and scripts. She is trained in Spanish, German, and Latin languages, and dabbles in various others. She looks forward to helping tell your family stories.


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