Fee or Free US World War I Draft Registration Cards

The US World War I Draft Registration Cards is a popular collection for finding male ancestors because it "accounts for approximately 98 percent of men in the U.S. born between 1872 and 1900. The total U.S. population in 1917-1918 was about 100 million individuals, so close to 25 percent of the total population is represented in these records."* There were three primary registrations: The first registration was on June 5, 1917, for all men ages 21 to 31 (specifically, men born between June 6, 1886 and June 5, 1896) The second registration was on June 5, 1918, for all men who turned 21 after June 5, 1917, and a supplemental registration on August 24, 1918, for all men who turned 21 after June 5, 1918. The third registration was on September 12, 1918 for all men ages 18 to 45 who had not previously enrolled.** The US National Archives has some digitized draft registration cards for famous Americans, including this card for composer and jazz musician, …
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Fee or Free Photo Scanning

  Fee or Free Photo Scanning If you're like me, you have piles of old, printed photos begging to be digitized. I even took mine out of old albums & scrapbooks and threw the albums away (I don't recommend this). But before you take on the enormous task of digitizing your photos, make sure you have the right tools. It makes no sense to hand scan small photos, one by one, on a flatbed scanner or with a phone app. There's a better tool available that is a huge time-saver--E-Z Photo Scan. E-Z Photo Scan sells & rents multiple scanners but my favorite by far has been the model that allows you to stack 30-60 smaller photos in a pile and it auto feeds them into the scanner, names the file (according to your instructions), and can output in multiple file formats. It will run a stack of photos through in minutes. It can take a scan of both sides of your photo as it runs it through. (There are other options for larger photos and photos/scrapbooks that can't be bent in any …
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Fee or Free 1875 Norway Census

The 1875 Norway Census (Norwegian: Folketellingen for kongeriget Norge den 31te desember 1875) began December 31, 1875 and is expected to include 99% of the population of Norway. Information was gathered by census takers throughout the country who spoke to any family member living at an address or a neighbor if family wasn't on-site. Some people were enumerated twice because they were temporary residents in one locale but their names were also given at their home residence. Some information contained in the 1875 Norway Census includes: Name Gender Resident or Temporary Resident Whether Absent from parish and location at time of Census Position in family Occupation Marital Status Year of Birth Place of Birth Religion (if not the state church)   Where to find the 1875 Norway Census?   Fee Sites Ancestry Ancestry has the Norway, Select Census, 1875 and their records came from Famil…
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