Many genealogists, including myself, have cut our research teeth on the US Censuses. Why not, they are an excellent tool for identifying family relationships, building personal timelines, opening doors to military and land research, and much more.
Plus in the Internet-age, it is much, much easier to find someone using a database than fishing through reels of microfilm even when we are aided by handy paper indexes. You simply can move through more spellings, more options in a fraction of the time compared to 10 years ago. Read more