Mon., October 26, 2015 at 6:30pm
Mon., October 26, 2015 at 7:30pm
Salem Public Library
821 E. State St.
The third presentation in Salem Public Library’s “What’s Up Your Family Tree” series is “BRIDGING THE DECADES: Little-used clues from the Census” and will be presented by Elissa Scalisse Powell, CG, CGL., beginning at 6:30 p.m. on October 26, 2015 In the Quaker Room of Salem Public Library located at 821 E. State St., Salem, OH.
The Federal census, taken every ten years from 1790 to present, is publicly available 72 years afterward. A researcher is able to “walk around” the neighborhood with the census taker and discover more clues to our ancestors when each census is fully analyzed.
Census records can point to other records or be compared with others to discover more about a family or individual. With various questions each year they need to be examined closely to “wring the data dry.”
Ms. Powell, a resident of Western Pennsylvania, has been a genealogy researcher for over 30 years, is co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and Professional Genealogy Course Coordinator at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. She is an instructor for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate online program. She is a regional and national speaker on such topics as Pennsylvania records, methodology, professional development, and society management.
To attend this free program that is open to the public please register online at www.salem,lib.oh.us or call the library for assistance at 330-332-0042.