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GREAT CENSUS TOOL: Check out this tool to use when you transcribe census records http://www.censustools.com/

GREAT EXAMPLES on how to use the census to unravel some of the mysteries in your http://www.censusmate.com/index.html

HOW TO USE THE CENSUS RECORDS IN YOUR RESEARCH: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~haas/learningcenter.html

INDEX TO CIVIL WAR VETS: From the 1840 Census http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/index.html

SOUNDEX CONVERTER: Enter your surname and it spits out the soundex code. Easy, easy, easy. http://resources.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/soundexconverter/

Or another place to get your SOUNDEX code (they don't bother to tell you, but once you type in your ancestor's name - simply hit the ENTER key to get the code). http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/Genea/soundex.sh

USGenWeb PROJECT: A group of volunteers are working hard to transcribe, proof and verify federal censuses. Also found here are some actual images of different federal census. The work is on-going and growing. Drop by for a visit. http://www.rootsweb.com/~census/ A 2nd Site http://www.us-census.org/

ASI CENSUS INDEXES ON-LINE: Ancestry has added to their "Library" all of ASI's printed indexes for the census years 1790-1870 for all states. There are also some scattered indexes for state census, mortality schedules and others. This is NOT free. It requires a membership fee. Check it out at: http://www.ancestry.com/census/

CENSUS LINKS: A fabulous page by Christine Charity with links to all on-line census records. Be sure to bookmark this page. http://www.censuslinks.com/ and a new entry by Mark Reed: http://census-online.com/links/index.html

ON-LINE CENSUS RECORDS: Not a lot but growing. Also has some other types of searchable records. http://www.imagin.net/~tracers/census1.htm

CENSUS DATA: Not names, but rather facts such as how many whites, blacks and Indians were listed in a given area in a given year, what kind of churches, etc. http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/

LOOK AT A MAP THAT SHOWS SURNAME DISTRIBUTION: Want to know where your ancestors might have been during a census year. This site lets you enter your family surname, choose a date (tied to the census year) and a map will be displayed that shows the distribution of that surname for the date you entered. Is extremely interesting. http://www.hamrick.com/names/

CENSUS FILM ON CDs: Heritage Quest is putting out Census Film on CD's faster than anyone and their prices are reasonable. http://www.heritagequest.com/ And Skyway Publications is also offering Census records on CD http://www.skpub.com/genie/ And Blue Roses Publications http://members.tripod.com/~sweetblueroses/index.html And All Census which doesn't have all of the counties or years for every state but their price is right! http://www.allcensus.com/

CENSUS FILM SCANNED IMAGES ON-LINE: Ancestry.com has scanned images of all the census on-line. It is NOT free. Check out Ancestry for prices: http://www.ancestry.com However, Heritage Quest has made their scanned images free to libraries (I think the scanned images are better than Ancestry's). You can join the Godfrey Library for a small fee (when it joined it was 35.00 for a year) and access not only the scanned census on-line but several other Heritage Quest data bases from home. http://www.godfrey.org/

 

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