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  • Family Historians in 2092 Won’t Have Much

    Mar 29

    Yes, this is a US Federal Census year. Hopefully, everyone is counted, hard to predict now with the COVID virus-19 across the nation. But if everyone is finally counted for 2020, descendants and other researchers 72 years from now, year 2092, when the 2020 census information is released, will find much less family information compared to oth...

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  • Do Irish Research

    Mar 17

    The online research site of 'MyHeritage' is opening its database on Ireland for everyone to use FREE between March 17-22. The site has many vital records to explore, with thousands of names. There is the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses, marriages in Ireland between 1619-1898, Slater's Directory of Ireland in 1894, 1881, 1870, 1846; Index of...

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  • Importance of the US Census

    Mar 9

    The first census in U.S. history took place in 1790, and it continues today. The census is conducted every decade (10-year counts), meaning if your ancestors lived in America (states and territories) as of 1790 or after, then it’s likely they’re in the U.S. Census. Such a treasure chest of information. Only problem, not every person's name wa...

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  • Wisconsin Index Surnames Database

    Feb 17

    You might have come across a reference to an ancestor who was born, lived, married or died in the territory or state of Wisconsin. It became a US state, the 30th one on May 29, 1848. A good online database is found with the Wisconsin Historical Society. They do have a few documents dating back to the 1600s and more into the 1700s. Howeve...

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  • 120 Years Ago – 1900 Federal Census

    Feb 5

    A great resource is the US Federal Census in 1900. On it all individuals were enumerated on the Twelfth Census of the United States. The names of those listed on the population schedule on the databases for FamilySearch.org and Ancestry. Com, are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census, copied from the National Archives and Record...

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  • My Heritage – Listing Names

    Dec 3

    Sometimes it is good to review many different resources to see if there are any matches to an ancestor of yours. Using the online database 'My Heritage' you can submit a name and all the locations and other databases with matches will appear. Helpful is the many different resources with the details provided. Using the example of 'Daisy K...

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  • United Kingdom’s 2021 Census

    Jul 27

    The next USA Federal Census will be Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The year after that will be the United Kingdom's official census to be done Sunday, April 18, 2021. Their every ten-year census have been on 1881, 1891, 1901, 1921, 1931, etc. For the U.K. there will be 8 new questions. There will be questions relating to renewable energy sources...

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  • UK Census 1931 and 1941

    Jul 5

    Many researchers may well have ancestors who lived in some part of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) in 1931 or 1941. If that ancestor was there in 1921, there will be the full official UK census for that year coming out in 2022. But not so for the 1931 UK census. On the night of Saturday December 19, 19...

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  • Common Error on a Census

    May 29

    It may not have occurred to you, but you really need to examine each person listed in a household on a US Federal Census. You just might be overlooking a relative. Many census takers placed next to the name of an individual 'boarder' or 'lodger' or 'roomer' when in fact that person was a relative of someone in the household. They might ...

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  • The 1921 Census of England and Wales will be Digitized

    Apr 2

    Genealogists who enjoy looking at census data, that might contain valuable information about their ancestors, have another census to look forward to. The 1921 Census of England and Wales will be digitized. "In the most anticipated family history development since the online publication of the 1939 Register, Findmypast has been selected as Th...

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