Ellis Island – The Gateway to America

On today’s date, November 12 in the year 1954 Ellis Island closed it’s doors after 62 years of operation. In that period of time, over 12 million immigrants had been processed. Today, It is important to note that not all immigrants who sailed into New York...

The United States Census 1850-1930

In a previous post we discussed the United States Census 1790-1840. Today we’ll be taking a look at the 1850-1930 censuses and what they can tell you. 1) 1850 Census – Though remember this doesn’t necessarily mean they were all related. But from 1850 onward, it...
Using Archives in Genealogical Research

Using Archives in Genealogical Research

Digital picture of my 10th Great Grandmother’s Will, housed at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis An Archive refers to a collection of public records and/or Also known as Archival Repositories or Archives, these places often hold items of great interest to...
The United States Census 1790-1840

The United States Census 1790-1840

The first official census (after the revolution) conducted in the . The last one was taken in the year 2000 and the next one is planned for 2010. As stated in an earlier post, the United States of America has enacted a 72 year privacy law, meaning that census...

What is a census?

A census is a periodic count of a population. Whether it be of the human population. The first known census was taken by the Babylonians in 3800 BC and thereafter are a relatively small number of other known census takings until the practice became more common in more...
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