ONLINEJewish Names in the Census: Evidence and History

March 20, 2022 $5.00
Demography change and demographic changes in population diversity as society becoming diverse in a 3D illustration style.
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Researchers often underutilize information found in the census. This case study follows the presence of Jewish names in the U.S. census from the first decennial census in 1790 to the last available one in 1940. Meredith Hoffman explores each census in order to make the most use of the information that is found in it. This process offers an intriguing look at the changing history of the presence of Jews in the U.S.

Meredith Hoffman is a professional genealogist and popular lecturer who specializes in researching Jewish immigrant ancestors. She particularly enjoys solving difficult Jewish name problems. Meredith is a member of the JGSGB board, where she works on special publications and outreach, and JewishGen Town Leader and KehilaLinks coordinator for Berezno, Ukraine. She is a graduate of the Boston University Genealogical Research Program and Samford University’s Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, and holds degrees in Linguistics from UC-Berkeley.

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