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New FamilySearch Database Collections Added the Week of July 20, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Historic Philippines records stand out in this week’s collections update with more than 380,000 browsable digital images. Philippines Civil Registration (Archives Division) 1902-1945, Philippines Civil Registration (Local) 1888-1984, Philippines Civil Registration (Spanish Period) 1706-1911, and Philippines Pangasinan Civil Registration 1945-1981 are now searchable at FamilySearch.org. Explore the complete weekly update […]

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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table […]

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The U.S. Census Bureau Created an Official Instagram Account

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: Today the U.S. Census Bureau created an official Instagram account. The account will provide an outlet for the public to view the story behind the numbers, starting with the 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga., area. […]

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Ancestry Uncovers Members of Armed Services Among Least Likely to Own Homes, While Fire Fighters Are More Likely to Than Lawyers and Judges

The following News Release is from MarketWired: New Analysis From Ancestry Reveals Surprising Connections Between Occupation and Home Ownership Today and Since 1900 PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – October 15, 2014) – Members of the armed services are among the least likely to own a home in the United States, according to a new analysis by Ancestry, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014): During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 3.1 million images to collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 268,969 indexed records and images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 350,087 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, […]

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How Many Chicagoans Were Born in the City?

The following teaser is from the Feb. 10, 2014 edition of wbez.org: Tracy Miller noticed something about Chicago when she moved here nine years ago. “I meet many people who say they are native Chicagoans,” she says. “It seems like there are more natives still residing here than in other cities I have lived in.” […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.5 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,165,725 indexed records from the U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, collection; the 469,903 images from the Ghana […]

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A Century of Population Growth: From the First Census of the U.S. to the Twelfth 1790-1900

By an Act of Congress in 1907 and “In order to permanently to preserve the valuable but vanishing census records which still remain, relating to the first year of constitutional government, and in response to urgent requests from many patriotic societies…Congress authorized…the publication, by the Director of the Census, of the names of heads of […]

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MyHeritage: All US Census Records Now Available!

The following release was post on the MyHeritage Blog: We’re proud to announce that the entire collection of U.S. Federal Censuses is now available on MyHeritage. These censuses span every decade from 1790-1930 and complement the existing 1940 U.S. Census, which you can search for free on MyHeritage. The collection is the nation’s largest and most […]

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Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920

The county has always been used as the basic Federal census unit. Genealogical research in the census, therefore, begins with identifying the correct county jurisdictions. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790–1920 shows county outline maps across the United States at ten-year intervals. Effectively, a map of each state’s county lines at the time […]

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

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 is a series of books which provide abstracts from the 1790 U.S. Census for the heads of house for each state. This volume covers Maine. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the […]

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

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 is a series of books which provide abstracts from the 1790 U.S. Census for the heads of house for each state. This volume covers Maine. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the […]

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The 1840 Federal Census: A New Look

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… There are some special aspects to the 1840 federal census that make it one of the most interesting of all censuses taken in the United States since 1790. First of all, this was the last of the “heads of household” censuses, as the […]

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Common Census Questions

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… Following are some questions about the federal censuses, 1790-1940, perhaps common to all genealogists who use the censuses to locate their ancestors. ● Question: Who were the people who became the early census takers? Answer: From 1790-1870, the U.S. federal censuses were taken […]

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