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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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  • US Federal Mortality Census 1850

    Jan 9

    Do you think you had an ancestor who died between June 1849 and May 1850 and don't have much in any details? Well, using the FamilySearch.org site, it has the U. S. Federal Mortality Census (Schedule) for 1850. This year of 1850 was the first time such an special census was conducted. It was done with the regular Federal Census for population in 1...

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  • Check Out That Household Boarder

    Oct 12

    Often overlooked while researching the U. S. Census or State Census records is the fact that other people, not related can lived in a family home. It was very common practice for a family to take in boarders, an individual who rented a room in the house on a weekly or monthly basis. Besides the lodging many times a meal or two were also part of th...

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  • Mexico’s 1930 Census

    Sep 20

    With all the attention about the 1940 U. S. Census returns that are now available, another census that many people will be interesting in checking is that of the nation of Mexico for 1930. The United States and Mexico are neighbors and many individuals will have ancestors who came from Mexico after 1930 or relatives from Canada or U. S. living in...

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  • Missed Someone in the US 1940 Census?

    Sep 17

    If you have a large database of ancestors, you can easily overlook a relative who might appear in the 1940 census. Since there is so much information on this newest census, you will want to check for every person. I found a second cousin I did not have on a list. It turns out he was a young man of 18 years old living with an aunt and uncle lear...

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  • Time Machine Yourself to 1940

    Sep 1

    With the available use of all the U. S. Census records on Ancestry.com from Aug. 29 – Sept. 3, 2012, this is a wonderful opportunity to have a little fun with a very special 'time machine' that Ancestry.com has made available for anyone to use. Just by following their simple directions, it can transform you back in time to what a typical day ...

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  • Check Out the Siblings

    Jul 16

    There you are looking for a great grandfather, born about 1858 in Pennsylvania, of which you have traced to the 1860 U. S. Census, then the 1870 census, but now you can’t find him beyond that date. Did he as a young man in the 1870s move to another location, serve in the U. S. military, or even end up in jail? This is your immediate ‘Brick Wall...

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  • Free Indexed 1940 US Census – New States Added

    Jun 11

    As of June 8, 2012 several organizations have worked solid since April 2nd to get indexed the states in the recently released 1940 US Census. There are now 18 states available so you can locate an ancestor by their name. The massive effort by volunteers to index, get in digital searchable format the necessary information and then proof it has been ...

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