Some U.S. censuses included fantastic “extras:” data collected on specific groups of people instead of (or in addition to!) their mention in population schedules. A lot of special schedules have been put online in recent years. So many are now so easy to access that everyone with U.S. roots should know what these are and how to use them. For each of the special schedules (Veteran, Mortality, Slave, Indian, Agriculture, Manufacturer and Social Statistics), attendees will learn who and what was in them, when they were taken, which records survive, how to know whether to look for an ancestor in them, where to find surviving schedules online and offline and how statistics or other data that doesn’t mention your ancestor by name can still be helpful.