Briefly Describe Ancestry, show how to access it from library site. Show recent databases from home page.
Importance of Census
Different Types of Immigration records in different countries.
Not every state has added all of their records so it is hit and miss. Better luck going to each state’s vital records.
Records are spotty. Not all states have their data entered. Try NARA for military records.
William Gall?g* 1827-1900, Immigration Search: Letitia Gallagher Immigration 1851-1853 age 1, Military Search: William Joseph McGarr 1888-1918-WWI Draft Card, WWI Casualty
Ancestry Library Edition
Meredith Public Library Using Ancestry Library EditionErin Apostolos
Historical Records (census, immigration, vital statistics, military) Stories, Memories and Histories (Newspaper articles and historical journals) Photos and Maps Card Catalog-lists individual databases Advanced Search Recent DatabasesAncestry Library Edition
Download a blank census form for each year census was taken 1880 1900 Ancestry searches on all names in census, not just head of household Some years give address of household, occupations, # of children living and total 1890 Federal Census was destroyed by a fire at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC on 10 January 1921. Voter Lists Misspellings of namesCensus
Passenger Lists Petition for and Naturalization Records Border Crossings Passport and Police Registration ListsImmigration
Social Security Death Index State Birth Records Headstone Inscriptions and Burial Records Parish and Probate Records State Marriage and Divorce Records Obituary, Birth and Marriage Notices Holocaust Death RecordsVital Statistics
Revolutionary War War of 1812 Civil War Collection and Service Spanish American War WWI Draft Registration Cards and Records WWII and Korean War Vietnam War POW Records and Pensioner Lists Stars and Stripes Newspaper Foreign WarsMilitary Records
Biographies Index of Genealogies Individual Family Databases Local History Databases Historical Newspapers Journals Papers, Publications, Stories Slave NarrativesStories, Memories, Histories
Library Congress Photo Collection Historical Postcards US Civil War Photos Land Ownership Atlases US Headstone Photos US Map Collection (historical, battle) Panoramic Photos School Yearbooks WWII Newsreels Passenger Ships and ImagesPhotos and Maps
Basic search-Historical Records, Stories and Publications or Photos and Maps Browse by Location Advanced Search-Birth, Marriage, Death Dates, Parent and Spouse, Places Advanced Search-Search Categories Card Catalog-Search for Database Browse Records Use Wildcards ? Or Truncate *Search
Use the world tree to find family trees created by other users Message Boards are broken down by topics such as: ◦ Regions ◦ Adoption ◦ Software ◦ Immigration ◦ Military Just to name a fewWorld Tree and Message Board
Blank Census Forms (US, UK, Canada) Ancestral Chart (Pedigree) Research Calendar Research Extract Correspondence Record Family Group Sheets Source SummaryCharts and Forms