1940 Census


I Love Ancestry’s Expanded, Updated City Directories

Last week, Ancestry.com updated and repackaged its U.S. Directories and U.S. Public information databases.  These are now all a part of Ancestry’s “1940 Census Substitute.”   Part of the upgrade was acquisition of  what Ancestry VP for Content Gary Gibb called ” a huge collection of city directories.”   I was excited about this from the outset.  I’ve long understood the value …Continue reading →

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Yes, You Can Get Info From the 1940 Census Today!

And every census through 2000! Well, sort of. There are a lot of caveats here. First of all, it will cost you up to $75.00 per person. That’s right–$75.00 per person! The Census Bureau provides what it calls “Age Search,” under which they will search confidential census records from 1910 to 2000 and issue an “official transcript” of the results. …Continue reading →

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