My Research Progress: Census Research

The next research area we will explore in the My Research Progress view is Census Research. If you click on the Census Research link, the center area of the screen in My Research Progress view will appear. In the top 2/3 of the screen you will see a bar chart and below the chart a series of links that echo or repeat the information that is graphically displayed in the bar chart.

Looking at the screen shot below, you will note a difference from other research progress areas. Instead of being static, the “labels” are labelled by a specific census, either state or national and the list of censuses constructed from a combination of the defined censuses, their years, the list of places your family lived and the years they lived there.  To select a specific census, click on one of the bars; it does not matter whether it is the found/missing census records.  Either colored bar for each census will take you to the next bar chart of census research.

Census Research

Each bar in the chart displays a series of statistic labels and up to 2 colored bars:

  1. Located Research: people whose census record for this census, this year has been located
  2. Missing Research: people whose census record for this census, this year as not been located

Clicking on any single bar or link below the chart will display the names of the people who meet the selected criteria. Once you click on a colored bar, below the graph a list of the people who meet the criteria will appear. It is really is that easy, your research opportunities with a click of the mouse!

Below the bar chart, look to the left of the text that says “414 Direct Relatives”. Do you see the hyperlink “Print this list”? Anytime that you want a list of the people listed in the lower section of the screen, click this link and press print!

Demographic or Statistic Sample Chart
Year XXXX (ex. Year 1850): for each year in the census, people who have been located in this year of the census or people who have not been located in this year of the census

People not located in the 1860 US Federal Census

You can see the power of this graphic depiction of your research and how quickly you can identify research opportunities.

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