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  • Pam Brady

    family history interviews | An enumerator interviews a woman for the 1940 census. Source: National ...

  • Renee Boyd

    1940 Census opens window on history By Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY Updated 1h 34m ago Comments Reprints & Permissions At 9 a.m. ET Monday, the federal government will unlatch a new window on history: 1940 Census records open to the public for the first time.

  • Delores Collins

    Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites. State & Federal census sheets are filled with information for genealogists. Both the population & non-population schedules give us insights into the lives of our ancestors. What have you found that is Surprising? Reassuring? Bewildering? #genealogy #blogging

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    A census taker at work - Every 10 years, the Census Bureau takes a snapshot of life in our nation. We count our population while documenting living and working conditions. It's the largest and most–sophisticated national count in the world, and was mandated by our founders and enshrined in our Constitution.

  • Darby

    Great Depression photos - looks like the young man is taking the Federal Census. (well, guess it could also be the State Census to be more accurate)

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Federal Census Records are one of the first tools that U.S. researchers turn to when beginning their family history research. While census records don’t give you exact dates or vital statistics about your family members, they do provide vital CLUES to assist in further research.

The Histomap - Four Thousand Years of World History by John B. Sparks and Rand McNally and Co. via hectolima: Here is one you can zoom in on: www.davidrumsey.c... #Infographics #Timeline #World_History #John_B_Sparks #Rand_McNally #David_Rumsey_Map_Collection #hectolima

Princess Elizabeth at a Trooping of the Colour ceremony for her father George VI. C 1950. From the National Archives, UK, catalogue reference: WORK 21/292

Vincenz Czerny (1842-1916) with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center 1901

Buffalo Soldier Bugler by Black History Album, via Flickr

The unboxing of the STATUE OF LIBERTY in 1885. Most people in America don't know that this piece was sent in boxes from France. Also, the designer of the statue was Gustave Eiffel, same person who designed the Eiffel tower. There are some really cool photoes of the statue of liberty when it was first constructed in paris with the old town all around it.

c. 1920 Suffrage Flyer MHS Collections. (via Missouri History Museum)

i remember watching this fall in 6th grade and realizing i was watching history unfold.

Joseph Glidden, 1873 (the barbed wire, not the photograph). The invention altered the history of the United States. KA