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Southern Indiana Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting


Date: August 7, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
180 West Spring Street
New Albany, Indiana 47150

Joe Hardesty



“US Federal Census Records:"
"What They Can Tell About Our Nation and Our Ancestors”

Joe Hardesty, Kentucky history and genealogy librarian at the Louisville Free Public Library, will present a workshop, “US Federal Census Records: What They Can Tell About Our Nation and Our Ancestors” at the August 7 program of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. Mr. Hardesty will trace the development of the census record and relate how its changes reveal the historical, political, economic and social direction of the decades. He will discuss the special/supplemental schedules for agriculture, manufacturing, mortality, slave, and veterans which are frequently overlooked by researchers.

Family historians use US Federal Census records to 'help tell the story' of who, what, when and where of our ancestors but it's rather interesting to realize that these records themselves have a story to tell - and not just about our ancestors! A careful study of the how this record came about and its development over time tells much about the historical, social, political and economic context of our Nation - and indeed, our ancestors.

Program time is 7 PM in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany.

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Need Help With Your Genealogy?

Several evenings each month, SIGS members assist individuals in their research to qualify for
"First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties", a project of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society

To set up a meeting with a SIGS volunteer, please call us at 949-3527 or
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