Saturday, October 1, 2011

US Census 1790-1830 Now Free Online

Hi All,

The US Census 1790 - 1930 is available for free at the following website:

I haven't examined the entire site, so I'm not sure if the records for every state/territory have been completely converted to a digital format, but my understanding is that the project is expected to be completed within the next 6 months, so if you don't find your records now, you should be able to by March, at the latest.

This is a fabulous blessing—up until this point everyone either had to go blind examining microfilm/fiche at the library, or pay to access this via a subscription service (like Ancestry). Now you can do your searching at home! The census is a fantastic place to get very valuable information about your family—birth places and years, immigration dates, occupation, children that you didn't know existed because they died young . . .

So get started!


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