As a complement to our 2017 Seminar with Thomas W. Jones, we are offering 2 Friday workshop options.
Workshop #1 – Census, Census-Substitute, and Name-List Strategies: Analysis, Interpretation, and Correlation
Purposes of censuses and census substitutes; differences between them; types of censuses and census-substitutes; direct and indirect evidence in censuses and census-substitutes; emphasis on pre-1850 U.S. censuses and federal nonpopulation schedules; state, religious, military and other specialized censuses and lists of names; genealogical evidence in census instructions and other census-related sources; benefiting from enumerator errors; deriving evidence from lists of names (“list analysis”); how to use evidence from censuses, census substitutes, and name lists, to reveal relationships and other genealogical data.
Workshop #1 is sold out
Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
Tom has been pursuing his ancestry since 1963. For the first twenty-five years he was clueless about what he was trying to accomplish and how to do it. When he started climbing the genealogy learning curve he repeatedly experienced the challenges, joys, and rewards of tracing ancestors reliably and fully understanding their lives. Tom eventually became an award-winning writer, board-certified genealogist, co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, recipient of honors from genealogical organizations, and author of the popular textbook Mastering Genealogical Proof. Using his nearly lifelong teaching career as a springboard, he enjoys teaching at weeklong genealogy institutes, weekend seminars, and local, national, and international genealogy conferences.