Search the 1950 US Census TODAY! FREE!

Today's the day!

The 1950 US Census images have been released by NARA (the National Archives and Records Administration in the U.S.) and are viewable on their website for FREE.

TIP: In the search returns, three buttons you'll want to understand: Population Schedules button is for viewing the images/scansHelp Us Transcribe Names button is for improving the indexShare button is to share the link on Twitter or Facebook, or to simply copy the link Location Search

There is a location index and you're able to search by state, county or city, and enumeration district and then search a batch of images/census scans for a locale, but then you'll need to go page by page, looking for an ancestor's name the old-fashioned way. You'll have better results if you can narrow the location search to a state AND a county/city.

Name Search

There is a name index provided by NARA but it is a very preliminary work, so there are many false posit…

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Free, Online New Hampshire Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

This is a list of free, online New Hampshire birth, marriage, and death records. For tips on how to view the collections (many are newly digitized microfilms) please read How to Unlock FamilySearch Collections.

For other record types in any NH locale (cemetery records, probate records, city directories, county histories, military records, etc.), select the link at the end of any collection description below (such as "at NHFS") and this will take you to more record collections for that locale, or use these links: New Hampshire | Belknap County | Carroll County | Cheshire County | Coos County | Grafton County | Hillsborough County | Merrimack County | Rockingham County | Strafford County | Sullivan County. Statewide NH Birth, Marriage, and Death records

New Hampshire - New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915, index & images at NHFS

New Hampshire - New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, index & images at NHFS

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All FamilySearch Microfilms now Digitized

As of Tuesday, September 21st, FamilySearch announced they've completed digitizing 2.4 million rolls of microfilm. These are being processed for online access and many are currently available online. Some have restrictions and need to be viewed at your local affiliate library but most are viewable from the comfort of your home. Here's a short blog with Tips for Unlocking the FamilySearch Collections and below I'll show you where to go to find the collections at FamilySearch.

Using the Family Search catalog Here's the FamilySearch catalog link. To use the catalog, you can type a location like "Syracuse" in the search bar and you'll need to select from the autosuggestions, which Syracuse you mean. Specify beneath the search bar that you're looking for online collections. Then find the type of record in their listing of record types. There are some glitches/bugs in their search method so if you run into a problem, restart your search using the search bar.…
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