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Senior Census Bureau Official to Address Genealogy Enthusiasts – June 21

Amelia Island Genealogical Society
Submitted by Rob Portegies-Zwart
Program Chair
June 16, 2022

Sharon Tosi Lacey Chief Historian of the US Census Bureau.

The Amelia Island Genealogical Society is proud to announce a very special program for its 7:00 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at the Fernandina Beach Public Library, 25 N 4th St. Our guest speaker will be the Chief Historian of the U.S. Census Bureau, Sharon Tosi Lacey, PhD, who will present a webinar on Scrolls to Print: A History of the Census 1790-1950.

This presentation will cover the changes and adaptations of the decennial census from its inception until 1950, with particular emphasis on Amelia Island and its surroundings. It will provide historical context for researchers as they explore census data. In particular, this will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the 1950 Census Record Set which was released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on April 1, 2022.

Sharon Tosi Lacey served as the chief historian of the U.S. Census Bureauu since June 2015. Previously, she spent 25 years as an officer in the US Army and US Army Reserves before retiring in 2015 as a Lt. Col. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering psychology from the United States Military Academy, a master’s degree in education from Long Island University, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Leeds. She is the author of the book “Pacific Blitzkrieg” and a variety of studies and articles on topics ranging from Cromwell’s army to the war in Iraq.

Participation is free and open to the public. For more information on AIGS, visit its website at

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