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Census 2020: Census History & Research

A guide to the 2020 Federal Census

Making Sense of the Census in New York

An online exhibit curated by Heidi Ziemer of the Western New York Library Resources Council, with assistance from Jessica Johnson, Archival Services Coordinator at WNYLRC. 

It is online through New York Heritage: https://nyheritage.org/exhibits/making-sense-census-new-york

Taking census, ca. 1920. Source: National Photo Company Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress Online Catalog

Online Resources for Census Data

Fate of the 1890 Census

Most of the 1890 census was destroyed, learn more about this tragedy from the National Archives. 

Library Database

New York State Library Digital Resources

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