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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US Census Records – Fee or Free Comparison Chart

Here's a comparison chart of US Census Records available at FamilySearch and some partner websites including AmericanAncestors, Ancestry, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage. Each title links to a record collection. FamilySearch is the only entirely free collection but you can use the other links to get a feel for the look of each site. AmericanAncestors links to a general search window and you'll need to select the database, "United State Census ..." "Index only" means a site provides a name index, which is information extracted from the handwritten census record. This usually includes every name in the census, the census year, the place the record was collected, the age and gender of the family member, and possibly information about other family members living at the residence, etc. "Index and Images" means the site provides the index and an image of the handwritten census record. The image allows you to verify the extracted information, and possibly see other census information no…
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