Search the 1950 US Census TODAY! FREE!

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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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Poland Archives and Free Polish Genealogy Records Online – Chart

Here's a chart listing Polish archives, provinces or voivodeships (Polish: województwo), and free, online Polish genealogy records in each locale. The chart has five columns: Polish Archives Polish provinces where each archive has any territorial coverage a ✓ if Szukakawarchiwach.pl provides free image scans online in that area* a ✓ if GenBaza provides free image scans online in that area* a ✓ if Geneteka (the Polish Genealogical Society) provides free indexes online in that area* This National Archives site has a general inventory of holdings at each archive and branch (copy and paste to translate.google.com for translation helps) This is a map from the National Archives of Poland showing the territorial scope of each state archive (by shaded colors) with the provinces outlined in red.       This is a map with each Province/Voivodeship (Polish: województwo) in Poland. As you use the table below, if you'…
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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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