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  • Additional Michigan Census Records

    Mar 10

    Just like many other states, Michigan conducted its own state censuses at various times throughout its history. They were done every 10 years between 1854 and 1904. Up to 1884, census takers recorded names and occupations only for men over the age of 21. They collected only numerical any information about the women and children in the household. ...

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  • Denver, Colorado – Digital

    Mar 8

    As the Denver Public Library puts it: “It isn't just history anymore – it is America's quintessential region and culture right at your fingertips.” Having access to documents, records and photos, all in digital format has really assisted the family researcher. The material in this Denver Library Digital Collection covers more than just Co...

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  • Philly – What a City !

    Mar 4

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, known as Philly has a long history dating back to the colonial period. So there well can be many of your ancestors who lived and worked in and around the city of Philadelphia. It was also a major entrance for immigrates first arriving in America. The Philadelphia City Archive has one of the country's largest municipal...

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  • City of London Archives

    Feb 26

    Many Americans (men and women) were stationed in the city of London during World War I and II and got to know about its people and the city. Still other individuals have ancestors who were born and raised in London or lived there during part of their life. It is just one of those major cities of the world with a very strong connection to the Unite...

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  • Americana ETC.

    Feb 24

    If you have ever had the opportunity to explore through your grandparents' attic, old photo albums, family steamer trunks, a box filled with vintage letters, etc., then you had the chance to see the documents and personal possessions that were important enough to your relatives to be saved. For those with ancestors who have lived in the United Stat...

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  • Images, Events, Products Across the Decades

    Feb 20

    Nothing assists a family historian more than images. However it does not need to be photos or drawings of just one's ancestors. Of course, that alone is super valuable, but so is their life and times. Using illustrations, drawings and photos of the places, events, activities, sports, work, social, businesses, towns, etc. that directly affected ou...

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  • Divorce Records in the States

    Feb 18

    Like any of the vital records a family historian needs, such as birth-marriage and death records, one that can also be important are any divorce records. Now none of your ancestors may have ever been divorced, but unfortunately many individuals in a family did 'hide the fact' they were divorced at one time. Since it is a civil matter to be official...

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  • Free 1901 and 1911 Census for Ireland

    Feb 12

    The official household census for Ireland covered all 32 counties for the years 1901 and 1911. It is provided free by the National Archives of Ireland. Click on the top tab 'Census' to begin a search. You can choose from searching the 1901 (done on March 31st) or the 1911 (done April 2nd) and then switch to the other. There are several place...

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  • Graves, Tombs and Cemeteries

    Feb 10

    Many people go to cemeteries to take photographs of the headstones. Countless graves over the decades have been decorated with very unusual and ornate monuments to one's relatives. It has always been a method to bring some remembrance of that individual and many such monuments have withstood the elements of weather and time. So this web site on Gr...

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  • Transcriptions of Newspaper Articles

    Feb 6

    A web site titled 'Newspaper Abstracts' can be of assistance to the researcher, especially with the older, sometimes difficult to read newspapers. With the numerous online sites carrying scanned images of whole newspaper pages it can hard in some cases to locate the family surname or location on the page. Some site highlight in yellow the keyword s...

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