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This census advice snippet is from the webinar Online Census Secrets: Best Web Sites
and Strategies to Find Your Ancestors Webinar:
The government designated an official census day for each census. Of course, the enumerating
didn’t all happen on this day, but the information the census takers collected was
supposed to be accurate as of that date. If a baby was born after Census Day, he was
supposed to be left out of the census. If a person died after Census Day, he was supposed
to be recorded. Ages were also to be reported according to the person’s age on Census
Day. Census takers and informants didn’t always comply with these instructions, however.
These are the official Census Days:
- 1790-1820: first Monday in August
- 1830-1900: June 1
- 1910: April 15
- 1920: Jan. 1
- 1930-1940: April 1