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New York State Censuses & Substitutes

William Dollarhide is well know by experienced and professional genealogists as an expert on census records. Dollarhide pours all his expertise into his book New York State Censuses & Substitutes or by its full title, New York State Censuses & Substitutes: An Annotated Biography of State Census, Census Substitutes, and Selected Name Lists in Print, on […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Massachusetts State Census

Here is the third Portable Genealogist reviewed I promised last week. This time, I will be looking at the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s publication The Portable Genealogist: Massachusetts State Census. Specifically, this guide examines the 1855 and 1865 state censuses. Like all the Portable guides so far, this one is a two-color, four-page, three-hole-punched […]

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The Portable Genealogist: New York State Census

I have said it before, laminated guides are ‘all the rage.’ Why not? Most are well conceived, easy to follow, provide a wealth of information, and are easily referenced upon need. As such guides are easy to make, many groups have jumped in and have quickly offered up a variety of guides on all manner […]

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Review of the Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Found at Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com recently posted a number of indexed and imaged Florida censuses. The database is called Florida, State Census, 1867-1945. It’s a large database, containing 4,131,298 records, most of those records being the 1935 and 1945 censuses. Although the 1885, 1935, and 1945 censuses are found at FamilySearch, the 1867 and 1875 data in digitized form […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and […]

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American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790

American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790 represents an exhaustive research project to extract population data for the area encompassed by the  United State as represented in 1790. Data was gathered from previous research studies, government studies, and independent research. The population lists, which are of paramount importance to the genealogist, include poll lists, […]

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76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org: 76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published […]

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Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Maryland

There is not much to say about Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Maryland. The book is exactly what the title says it is, an abstract from the 1790 U.S. Census for the heads of house in the state of Maryland. However, if you have […]

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A Look at Some Central & South American Records at FamilySearch

In our discussions on research topics, we so often spend a great deal of time focusing on our ancestors who have come to the United States from the East or the West. But what about those who came from the South? Fortunately, FamilySearch has not forgotten about them. While availability of European and U.S. records […]

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Digging Deeper: “Census Substitutes and States Census Records” – Part II

We have previously explored Williams Dollarhide’s two volume set, Census Substitutes and States Census Records. However, these two volumes deserve a more in depth examination. This is the second half of a two part article looking deeper into Volume II and picking out some specific examples for review. If you missed it, see Part I […]

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Digging Deeper: “Census Substitutes and States Census Records” – Part I

We have previously explored Williams Dollarhide’s two volume set, Census Substitutes and States Census Records. However, these two volumes deserve a more in depth examination. This article looks deeper into Volume 1 and picks out some specific examples for review. Part II to this article will follow shortly. Volume I covers the eastern states. Chapters […]

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The Pennsylvania 1927 Agricultural Census

Last week, I wrote about the many State Censuses and Tax lists now found free online at FamilySearch.org, and referred readers to my descriptive linked listing of these resources posted on GenealogyBlog.com. Upon reading the materials I’d posted, Ed Storey sent me information about the 1927 Pennsylvania Triennial Agricultural Census. Found in digitized format on […]

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United States Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at FamilySearch.org

United STATES TERRITORIAL & SCHOOL CENSUSES and TAX RECORDS at FAMILYSEARCH.org Last Updated: 14 July 2014   Colonial, Territorial and State Censuses are of vital importance to genealogists, as they were often taken on non-Federal Decennial census years, taken prior to statehood, or between the Federal Censuses. Thirty-seven states (or what became states) took them. […]

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The 10-Year Gap

In browsing the blogs this evening, I ran across an interesting article called “Filling in That 10-Year Gap,” by Allison Aston at The ProGenealogists Blog. Allison writes about a family whose children were in an orphanage for a period of time following the death of their mother. So when located in the 1900 census, the […]

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State Census Records Found at FamilySearch Labs

The shear numbers of records found at the FamilySearch labs website are mind boggling. Within the digitized records now found posted at the site are quite a number of State Census records. Records for Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are now found there. These records are not all indexed, […]

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