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RootsMOOC, videos by module

Introduction | Module 1 | Module 2 | Module 3 | Module 4

The Government and Heritage Library teamed up with the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University for RootsMOOC, a massive open online course on starting genealogical research. Below are the videos used in the course.


Module 2: Digging into the US Census

Recommended resources


Visiting the experts

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FAN Club principle



Census tutorials

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More about special nonpopulation census schedules PDF

Blank census forms from the National Archives

Ancestry.com tutorials
Familysearch.org tutorials


Module 2 Quiz