From Rootsweb Review, Vol. 6, No. 22, 28 May 2003

Editor's Note: U.S. enumerators were instructed to take down the names
of the family as it was composed on the OFFICIAL DATE of the census --
not the day of the actual visit. Official census dates were:

First Monday in August for 1790-1820 schedules

June 1 for 1830-1880

First Monday in June for 1890
(most of this schedule was destroyed or badly damaged by a fire in 1921

June 1 for 1900

April 15 for 1910

January 1 for 1920

April 1 for 1930

April 1 for 1940

See "U.S. Census Records: Soundexes, Indexes and Finding Aids"
http://rwguide.rootsweb.com/lesson9.htm

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