Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
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Wednesday, July 10
Census Records (1870-1940) and City Directories
7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
 
Description: Census Records are invaluable documents that are commonly utilized by family historians and genealogists in recreating the identities of their ancestors! In this presentation, Rebecca will discuss information that was recorded on each of the U.S. Federal Census Records from 1870-1940 and how these details can provide insight into an ancestor’s migration, socio-economic status, occupation, and familial relationships among other aspects. Like Census Records, City Directories can also provide key information regarding your ancestor’s locations, especially in between Census years. Rebecca will share research techniques and methodologies correlating (but not limited to) Census Records, City Directories, Vital Records, and Orphan Asylum Records, tracing and recreating the identities of her 2nd great-grandparents, John and Mary Rainey and their family.
 
Speaker Biography
Rebecca Dobbs is a novice genealogist with a specialty in Jewish research. Her methodology includes utilizing individuals’ DNA results to connect them with their ancestral pasts. She became interested in genealogy at the early age of 16 and since then, she has extensively researched her own family history. In addition to helping others with their research, Rebecca has successfully completed the GenProof Study Group in 2021, and recently finished the American Genealogy Studies program through the National Genealogical Society in 2022. She has future goals of obtaining her Certified Genealogist credential someday.
 
 
VISITORS ARE WELCOME        
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