Census Links is a growing catalog of links to transcriptions of census, tax lists, birth, death, marriage and military records, all freely available to help with your genealogy research.

 


  • Free Census Extraction Forms from Ancestry.com
    Census extraction forms are doubly valuable: not only do they allow researchers to see the format and column headings for various census years (especially if the schedules themselves are hard to read), they also provide a clean and convenient method for extracting and filing important information you find.


    Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840
    Experienced genealogical researchers use clues found in one record to find other records about the same individual. Although the first six federal decennial censuses taken from 1790 through 1840 contain less data than those taken later, they still contain useful clues that should not be overlooked.


    Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930
    Experienced genealogical researchers use clues found in one record to find other records about the same individual. This article describes some of the clues found in census records.


    The UsGenWeb Project
    The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

    Rootsweb
    RootsWeb.com is a thriving, free genealogy community on the web, providing a robust worldwide environment for learning, collaborating and sharing for the expert and novice alike.


  • NARAtions - The Blog of the National Archives
    • The Catalog is Cooking!
      You might already know that jelly beans were a staple in Cabinet meetings with President Reagan, or that President George H. W. Bush was not a particular fan of broccoli, but did you know the National Archives Catalog contains many … Continue reading
    • Get More from Archives.gov with our New Search
      Today’s post is the third (and last) in a series about recent enhancements to NARA’s flagship website, Archives.gov. On average, about 180,000 queries are entered into the search box on Archives.gov each month. Roughly 8-10% of those queries originate on … Continue reading
    • Try Out Our New Calendar of Events
      Today’s post is the second in a series about recent enhancements to NARA’s flagship website, Archives.gov. From book signings to workshops, NARA’s educational programs and public events provide many opportunities to learn about America’s government and history. We host hundreds … Continue reading
    • Are you a Writer? Come Join us for NaNoWriMo Write Ins!
      November is known for many things: Autumn weather, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving. It’s also known as NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Every November thousands of folks (over 430,000 people signed up in 2015) spend November completing life dreams of novel … Continue reading
    • Archives.gov is Now Mobile-Friendly!
      A few days ago, our website underwent a substantial behind-the-scenes overhaul (learn more on the AOTUS blog). While most of the changes we made are “under the hood,” there are a few visible enhancements we’d like to highlight for you. … Continue reading