september 2023

202314sep1:00 pm3:00 pmU. S. Census Records- Extracting Everything Possible by Sydney Cruice


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Census Records are one of the first record sets used when building a family tree, but many researchers don’t know enough about this source to maximize the data contained in these records. Learn strategies to locate the missing, destroyed, misspelled and overlooked in these incredible government documents. Discover their hidden bits of information that can help provide answers, to your family mysteries. Explore the data reported in the U. S. Non-population Census Schedules, and where to find these amazing, but often over looked, documents. Examine the collection details behind Federal Census so you can better interpret, and utilize, all the information contained in these valuable sources. Learn the method to combine the data in the 1790-1840 Federal Censuses to reveal the birth years for the unnamed individuals in these under used census years.

Sydney F. Cruice is a professional genealogist, writer and national lecturer. She holds an MBA from Drexel University and a BA from Penn State University. She is the current President of the Association of Professional Genealogists for the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, and she has served on the Genealogy Advisory Committee for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). She developed the curriculum and has taught Foundations of Genealogy courses at HSP for the past seven years. She was a faculty member for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research of the Georgia Genealogical Society in 2020. She has served as a faculty member since 2016 and the Program Coordinator since 2020 of the Researching Family in Pennsylvania Institute in Philadelphia. Sydney cofounded the Greater Philadelphia Genealogy Consortium in 2017 – an organization that encourages the growth and cooperation between genealogy and historical organizations in the greater Philadelphia area (currently 29 member organizations). In October 2018, the National Genealogical Society featured Sydney’s article, “A Family Secret: Desertion, Scurvy, and President Lincoln” as the cover story for NGS Magazine. In addition, she has appeared on the local, Philadelphia NBC-10 news television station with Randy Gyllenhaal discussing at home DNA testing kits. 


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