European Censuses

European Censuses

The United States has taken a national census every decade since 1790. Some states have done state censuses during non-federal census years. These are excellent resources for genealogists, and can reveal a lot of fascinating and new information about your ancestors. In fact, the census records are usually one of the first record sets new genealogists use in their research, as they are considered one of the most basic genealogy tools. The state censuses are useful for filling in the gaps in the federal census years, and for bridging the 20-year gap between the 1880 and 1900 federal census records since the 1890 census was destroyed in the 1930’s.

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10 “Must-Do” Genealogy Projects for February

10 "Must-Do" Genealogy Projects for February

February is deep in the coldest part of winter. While the days are starting to get longer, it’s not exactly spring-like yet. With Valentine’s Day, along with this unique annual weather, February is the perfect time to tackle a bevy of genealogy projects, like these 10 “must-do” ones.

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Genealogy Gold Podcast: #59

AF-059: How to Find a Wife’s Name When it’s Not Obvious

Sometimes, finding the name of someone’s wife can be difficult in genealogy. There are usually more records regarding men than women in ages past. Here are some tips for finding those wives…

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