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In this course you will continue your key foundation research first introduced in the Introduction to Polish Research Course. Prerequisites for this course are to have looked at census records, ship manifests, WWI Draft Registrations, and you know the location and village of your ancestors birth, and the parish and civil registration records in Poland.
Census returns are among the most popular records used by family historians and other researchers, but many of us give little thought as to what went on behind the scenes every time a census was taken. This talk explores the creation of the census, with the mass organisation of enumerators, temporary clerks, permanent civil service clerks and registrars, as well as the fascinating stories that lie behind each census, to help us better understand the records we think we know so well.