Update on 1940 census indexing project

In less than 2 months more than half of the 1940 US census has been indexed, An incredible number of volunteers have stepped up to aid in the indexing which is on Family Search, Archives.com and FindMyPast.com. States that have been completed and can be searched are: Alaska Arizona Colorado Delaware Florida Idaho Kansas Nevada …

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1940 Census; Day 2

The official 1940 census website was completed overwhelmed and experiencing many problems yesterday but appears to be working today. I noticed images of census pages load completely different than they did yesterday. Yesterday an image would load as a bunch of tiles to make up the entire image. Today an image is loaded as just …

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1940 Census; Day 1

This has been an amazing day for genealogists. The National Archives released the 1940 census and more important is that it was going to be online for free. Family Search had received copies of all the images at midnight and by 8:30 (all times eastern) they already put up all images for the State of …

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Genealogy Word Lists

Last week I received another issue of RootsWeb Review via email. In the issue is an article by Mary Harrell-Sesniak about translating Latin words in documents. She included a link to a page on FamilySearch.org with a Latin Word List. I really needed a list of German words for my research. Doing a search I …

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New York State Records on Family Search #3

On Family Search is an index to the 1892 NY State Census. No one is sure why New York State did a census in 1892. The State had done census on years ending in a “5” from 1825 to 1875 but didn’t do a census in 1885. Some people think that the 1892 census was …

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New York State Records on Family Search #2

I was going to write about the 1865 NY State census that is available on Family Search. I found out that I wrote about that collection in this blog in this posting in 2009 when it was added. The 1865 census isn’t indexed but if you know what Town your ancestor lived in then you …

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New York State Records on Family Search #1

THE LDS website FamilySearch.org has in the past few years added hundred of  millions of searchable records many of which will give you online images of  the records. In the collection are some records for NY State. This is the  first of a series that looks at those NY State records. To see what is  …

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Family Search updated

The LDS Family Search website has made major changes since yesterday. The homepage now looks like the former “Beta”  (AKA test) page. There have been so many changes that the first thing you should do is click on the “What’s New” box on the upper right corner. That will save you time in the long …

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A Case for the Genealogy Wiki

If you have wanted to share your genealogical data on the internet you could create a website with that data. That was usually rather complicated for most people and very few people have done that. You could also create a GEDCOM file from your genealogy program and upload it to Ancestry, WorldConnect on Rootsweb, Family …

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