20th century

  • Old New York Locations in Photos

    Jun 19

    Step back in time and be able to pinpoint a specific street address in any of the boughs of New York and have appear photo (s) of that location over the years. They are from images held by the New York Public Library - Old NYC. Where known information beside the street address is known such as a date or other information, it is listed. What a tr...

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  • N & S Carolina Death Certificates 1906-1943

    Jun 11

    A free to use database on deaths that occurred in North Carolina between 1906 and 1930 is available online through American Ancestors. This being online allows you to view the scanned death certificate. On it would be date of death, person's full name, where they died, of what causes, their age and birth date along with other relative's names, s...

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  • Railroaders

    Jun 9

    The railway system across the United States has been important for transportation of freight and people since the early 1800s. The trains did not run by themselves but always needed railroaders to maintain and run them. Many people over the decades had as their occupation something having to do with the railroads. Using the online site, Railroad...

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  • The Strange ‘Cures’ Used by Our Ancestors

    Apr 29

    Modern medical science has come along way just over the last 50 years. Go back 75 to 100 to 150 years and it is very strange some of the methods and products on the market that people purchased to help them feel better or healthier. Going through any of the vintage newspapers and magazines and they are filled with cures for any illness or conditi...

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  • 1950 Census

    Apr 21

    The last census release to the public was of the US Federal 1940 Census in April 2012. Now everyone waits ten years before the next decade census - 1950 is released on April 1, 2022. By law, for privacy reasons, census records are not released to the public until 72 years after that census was taken. However, for your own personal family research ...

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  • Slang Words from the Fabulous 1950s

    Dec 29

    Either you grew up during the decade of the 1950s, or you parents or even your grandparents. It was a period for America's youth when they really set their own path, creating a new style of music (Rock-n-Roll), dancing, favorite foods, clothing styles and especially their own style of slang words. So to better understand what your parents may ha...

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  • New York Ship Manifests — 1902-1956

    Jul 27

    When you think of immigrant ancestors arriving in the 20th century, you mostly think of Ellis Island in New York City. Yet, many immigrants actually arrived at other ports in the state of New York. In Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, Rochester, Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington, New York, these were al...

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  • Children as Immigrants

    Jul 24

    Who said history doesn't repeat itself?? A hundred years ago many of our ancestors faced the same situation as is happening today along the Arizona and Texas borders with thousands of children without parents or guardians coming across the United States border for a new life. A hundred years ago many alarmists painted incoming immigrants on ships ...

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  • New York State Newspapers

    Jun 25

    The state of New York has a long history, being one of the original 13 colonies of the 1770s. So it is very possible you have ancestors who may have lived in some part of New York. Newspapers are one of the best sources for information on our ancestors, especially the local hometown papers. Available at the Fulton History web site are some 639 d...

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  • Photos from New Orleans & Louisiana

    May 23

    Two large groups of photographic collections online about New Orleans and Louisiana are provided by the Louisiana Digital Library. The Charles L. Franck and Franck-Bertacci photos begin with Franck who was a commercial photographer beginning in the 1910s. In the mid-1950 it was Albert Bertacci who purchased the Franck studio and photos and car...

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