Take It with a Grain of Salt: U.S. Census Records

Heather Hofmann

“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” said no census taker ever!  Are you familiar with certain questions that were asked on specific censuses?  Do you know which states/territories participated in each federal census or which ones have been lost or destroyed?  Do you know which states have state censuses?  Come prepared to learn all of this and more…and be prepared to share your favorite census question.