Free Genealogy offerings the week of July 4th

Follow the OnGenealogy blog this summer for free genealogy deals. As I see offers on genealogy company sites I'll add them to the blog and share them on Facebook and Twitter. Some free deals this week include: AmericanAncestors free records access for their entire collection - create a guest account (remember you don't need to use a credit card to create your free account)         Ancestry.com free records access for the original 13 colonies - just create a guest account (remember you don't need to use a credit card to create your free account)         Free Genealogy Webinars Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Canada's Top 10" by Kathryn Lake Hogan, free through Wednesday, July 5th Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Censational Census Strategies" by Mary Kircher Roddy, Wednesday, July 5th, must pre-register (free) Legacy Family Tree Webinars "Google Books" by Lisa Louise Cooke, Wednesday, July 12th, mu…
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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 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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