Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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File Under: Census Forms and Charts  
This type of form is called a Census Record Abstract. 

The Learning Center at is very helpful.  For example, there are printable forms and charts.  The 1880 U.S. Federal Census, this particular form, gives us a guideline about the questions that were asked by the enumerator.  In 1880, not only do you get to see where the head of the household was born, but there is data for where his father and mother were born, also.  In addition, the occupation is listed! 

These types of forms can be downloaded from other web sites and your local Family History Center should have some on hand, as well.

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