Tags » U.S. Census

5 Hidden Clues in the US Census — Amy Johnson Crow

The US census forms the basis of much of our family history research. It is often among the first things we search for when trying to answer a genealogical question.

34 more words
Family History

Utahns concerned about citizenship question on 2020 census

SALT LAKE CITY – A big change is coming to the 2020 census and some Utahns are worried.

Every 10 years, we get a snapshot of America with new census numbers as required by the constitution. 339 more words

News

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 5

So for the past few weeks I’ve been working on Amy Johnson Crow’s genealogy challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.  Though I’m behind – I have found it very rewarding to focus on a different family member each week. 403 more words

Genealogy

Ex-slave was among final Revolutionary War participants

Determining the last survivor of pre-20th century conflicts has long been an iffy proposition.

Birth registration in some US states, for example, did not begin until the 1920s, and a number of individuals who claimed to be the last surviving Confederate soldiers in their respective Southern states were nearly all later shown by census records to almost certainly have been born too late to have actually served in the 1861-65 conflict. 638 more words

History

Donald Trump is right to restrict immigration from Muslim countries

By 2040, Islam could be the second-largest religion in the US

The Muslim population is growing, and in the next two decades Muslims could become the second-largest religious group in the United States, according to a Pew Research study. 86 more words

Immigration

A quick update, then liberals and democracy, followed by racism and rectification

I have been busy. I picked up a gig at RealClearHistory as a ghost editor, and I also write a weekly column there. I have a baby daughter (she’s 8 months old). 336 more words

Current Events