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18 Feb 2009 (Robert Raymond): Would this be the proper page to add something like the following?
Thorndale, William and William Dollarhide. Map guide to the U.S. Federal censuses, 1790-1920. Baltimore [Maryland] : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987. (FHL book 973 X2th)
"The Map Guide shows county outline maps at ten-year intervals, the old county boundaries being superimposed over the modern lines. These maps are designed for historians, genealogists, and demographers who use the name lists and statistics of the censuses, but will help anyone seeking some sense of county boundary changes. The maps begin with 1790, the earliest federal census, and end with 1920 in anticipation of the release of the name lists of that census in 1992. Thus there are maps for all federal censuses until the 1930 lists are released in the year 2002. The phrase 'all federal censuses' needs clarification, since Congress sometimes encouraged states and ordered territories to take special censuses. A map has been included if the name lists went to Washington, as did the lists for 1885 and Minnesota 1857."--Pref.
This book also contains a history of census growth, technical facts about each census, and a discussion of census accuracy.
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