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Introducing the major types of sources used in genealogical research: Part 2

Video introducing the major types of sources used in genealogical research: Part 2 - Census records

This video is in two parts and this second part considers census records which is a major source for many areas of the world.

We look at what type of information they typically contain and why they are so crucial.

Some countries have not taken censuses that are of use to genealogists or have not kept genealogically useful information created by the census. For these countries we can use ‘census substitutes’ and we’ll introduce a few of these.

The document featured in this video can be found in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

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Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

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