Using the 1940 Directories on the 1940 Census

The Rochester Public Library has added the 1940 Rochester and Suburban directories to earlier ones that they already had online. These will be of great help in finding your family on the 1940 census that comes online on April 2nd. There won’t be any index available for the census for at least 6 months to …

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1940 Census Update

The National Archives has announced the website where the 1940  census will be starting on April 2nd. It is at: 1940census.archives.gov  If you go there right now, there is a video giving a brief description of how to search through the records. The website is being managed by Archive.com. You can expect there will be …

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1940 Census

The 1940 US census is being released on 2 April at 9:00 a.m. (eastern).  The National Archives awarded the contract to post free images of the census pages to Archives.com There is this web page on Archives.com with details about the 1940 census. It is not clear if the census pages will be on Archives.com …

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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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