Sunday, January 17, 2016
Kathy's Gates to the Past : The Fate of the 1890 Census: As all genealogists know, the US Census records can be a gold mine of information. Often used as the first record to use in researching our...
As all genealogists know, the US Census records can be a gold mine of information. Often used as the first record to use in researching our ancestors, the records provide family information--names, ages, birth years and locations, marital status, occupations, and much more. However, our biggest Census heartbreak is the almost total loss of the 1890 Census, mainly caused by a fire, water, and smoke damage. Only a few pages survived.
Back in 1996, the National Archives (NARA) published a three-part article discussing the fate of the census. Below are the links to all three parts (part 3 are reference notes). Enjoy!
Friday, January 1, 2016
Happy New Year!
It's time to make your New Year's resolutions--so why not make a resolution to attend the Southern California Genealogy Society's annual Jamboree? It all starts on Thursday, June 2nd with the one-day Genetic Genealogy conference, followed by the full Jamboree weekend (June 3rd to the 5th). Early bird registration is now open, and ends April 23rd. I'll be there....won't you?