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US Census Resources and Information:
Family Search Wiki – US Census – https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Census
Following Your Family Using Census Records- https://www.ancestrycdn.com/legacy/email/1940_census_dissected_guide.pdf
Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses From 1790 to 2000 – https://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/pol02-ma.pdf
History of the US Census Bureau – https://www.census.gov/history/