Keith is a licensed architect and full-time genealogy enthusiast, currently working towards becoming an accredited genealogist through The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). He and his wife have traveled extensively doing original genealogical research in record repositories throughout the United States. He is a fifth generation Oregonian and is a local Family History Consultant with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2013 Genealogy Fair
Census Records As A Research Tool
Because the source of information contained in census records is not known, its reliability can be suspect. Experienced genealogists obtain clues from census records which guide their research to other types of records and more reliable sources. Learn how.
Citing Sources – Why and How
Legitimate researchers in any field have been trained to record the evidence they collect and from whence they obtained it. This ensures that conclusions are drawn from the best available evidence, obtained from reliable sources. Each source of information has strengths and weaknesses, which must be considered when evaluating evidence. Learn how to document sources properly. Improve the reliability and credibility of your research.
2011 Genealogy Fair
Census Records as a Research Tool
Noted genealogist and author Val D. Greenwood said that, “There is probably no other single group of records in existence which contain more information about persons and families who lived during the 1800s than do the population schedules of the U.S. federal censuses.” We’ll look at what the census records are and are not, as a research tool and how to cite them as a source in your records. Keith will also share his ten tips for success in searching census records.