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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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  • Musts in Genealogy

    Feb 27

    As in anything there is a right and wrong way to complete a task. So for the family researcher of the history of your ancestors, make sure you follow as many of the following 'musts' to insure the family tree is as accurate as possible. 1. Use as many different sources to verify the dates, name spelling, hometown, whom they married, the children's...

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  • Checking Your Research

    Jan 15

    It is called human error and there were many mistakes in the vintage vital records of our ancestors. Some errors due to carelessness along with inaccurate information known or provided to an official. These are just documents, but there were mistakes even done by stone cutters in making headstones for grave sites. So as a family history researcher,...

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  • Census Reporter

    Sep 25

    We love using the state and US Federal censuses - filled with information. Now online is a special site to help you make a little more sense of the info in the census especially related to the people in the family hometown. It won't answer all your questions about your grandparents, but will provide insight to their hometown today. It does not go b...

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  • Abbreviations of Occupations

    Sep 5

    You found this great city directory of the hometown where your ancestors lived decades ago. There are several you are looking up to learn where they lived and what job they held. Then you see abbreviations for many of those jobs. What do they mean?? For example, there could be 'slsmn' - here the vowels for the word were removed. Put the letters ba...

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  • Missed June 1880 to June 1900

    Nov 2

    Here is a thought that may not have occurred to you while your work on your family tree. You might have an ancestor who was born June 1, 1880, the date of the US Federal Census for 1880 and for whatever reason, died the June 1, 1900 US Federal Census. Yes, they would have been on the June 2, 1890 US Federal Census, but a reminder, most of that cen...

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  • Census Day – April 1, 1950

    Sep 6

    Family researchers have loved going through the recently released 1940 US Federal Census and now look forward to the 1950 US Census. That census will be of special interest to many family researchers because they more than likely will be on that census record. If you or another family member or friends were born by Saturday, April 1, 1950, they wi...

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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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  • 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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  • Ideas for Searching the Census

    Jan 13

    With the 1940 US Federal Census it has been fun trying to locate our family members and even family friends on that census from over 72 years ago. However, have you also been a bit frustrated when you can not locate a person? It has happened to all of us and not just on the 1940 census, but any from 1790 to 1930, there is bound to be one or more in...

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