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1940 Census for Genealogy: The Details You May Be Missing. The 1940 census of the United States is a particularly exciting one for genealogists for a number of reasons — the most obvious being that is was only indexed and released for public consumption a few years ago.

1940 Census for Genealogy: The Details You May Be Missing

The new records gave many of us a special chance to add vital new details to the our ancestors’ stories. But there is a critical element of this massive family history resource that often gets overlooked. Built into the 16th census of the USA was a brand new initiative — the collection of a statistical sample of information for the purpose of extrapolating demographic data for the entire US. This means that 5% of individuals listed in the census, or approximately 2 on every page, were asked additional questions about their lives. Streamlining Your Family History with Family Tree Lite.

In recent years, FamilySearch has added a variety of tools that can both enrich your tree and make your research experience faster and more productive.

Streamlining Your Family History with Family Tree Lite

You can attach photos, list sources—and attach or link to them—submit names directly to the temple, use record hints, search partner sites, and more. FamilySearch’s Family Tree mobile app carries these capabilities over to your phone or other mobile device. United states - 1910 Census - and the last three columns - Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange. ICD Codes on Death Certificates Can Tell You How Your Ancestors Died. Finding death certificates for our ancestors is a critically important part of family history research.

ICD Codes on Death Certificates Can Tell You How Your Ancestors Died

These important records contain information about when and where our ancestor lived and died and often include names of a spouse, parents, witnesses and, of course, a cause of death. But the causes of death on death certificates are notoriously hard to read. Certainly, the more we research the better we get at deciphering the meaning of these sloppily written medical texts, but, very often, we are still left scratching our heads. How to Find Missing Ancestors in the Census. By David A.

How to Find Missing Ancestors in the Census

Fryxell Can’t find your ancestor in the US census? You’re not alone. My Kith N Kin: Four Reasons Why the 1910 Census is My Favorite. [Note: My Kith N Kin is moving!

My Kith N Kin: Four Reasons Why the 1910 Census is My Favorite

Though this site will remain open, new genealogy techniques, articles, and more will now be posted to The Genealogy Reporter. Come on over and subscribe!] If you ask most genealogists what their favorite U.S. census is, they would probably answer 1900. The 1900 census is indeed a good one, after all, it is the only one that gives us the month and 'exact' year of birth.But if you ask me, the U.S. 1910 census is my favorite.

Here are four reasons why. 1. A. But in 1910, the enumerator was given further instructions: Enumerators [will] enter "S" for single, "Wd" for widowed, "D" for divorced, "M1" for married person in their first marriage, and "M2" for married persons in their second or subsequent marriage.This is particularly helpful for those wondering or looking for a possible earlier spouse. 3 Genealogy Societies For The Serious Genealogists. Anyone who is even interested in genealogy would benefit from joining a genealogical society even if it’s just one out of the three that are touched on in this article.

3 Genealogy Societies For The Serious Genealogists

People just poking around in the study of genealogy should still take a look at these societies even if they don’t intend on fully joining them, it might change your mind. People who study genealogy professionally would definitely benefit from being in a group with people that share the same common interest and profession as you. Fascinating Illustrated Map Shows The Ancestry Of EVERY County In The US. If you love learning about ancestry and heritage, you absolutely have to have a look at this amazing map.

Fascinating Illustrated Map Shows The Ancestry Of EVERY County In The US

It shows the ancestry of every county in the whole United States! This fascinating map shows the ancestry of people in every single county in the United States. It shows the heritage of 317 million modern Americans. The different clusters also indicate where immigrants from different countries settled when they arrived in America. The biggest ancestry grouping appears to be of German descent, with as many as 50 million Americans having German heritage. This fantastic map also includes many other peoples, such as Mexican, Irish, English, French, Italian and Polish.

7 Surprising Places To Find Photos Of Ancestors. The American Civil War Then And Now In 24 Pictures. This moving post on The Guardian has a captivating collection of American civil war photographs, as well as photographs taken by Guardian photographer David Levene in 2015.

The American Civil War Then And Now In 24 Pictures

As an added bonus, there are fascinating audio clips from various people from societies dedicated to the civil war and history in general. The American civil war left many tragedies in its wake, including battlefield casualties and wounded veterans. Sadly, countless others were affected, even though they weren’t soldiers themselves. Children were witness to the many atrocities of war, slaves were forced to fight at the front, and women dug graves for the dead. In 2015, David Levene travelled across America and photographed the battle sites as they are today. 5 Photos You Should Take at the Cemetery - Amy Johnson Crow.

It’s sad — and rather frustrating — to go to a cemetery, take some photos, and realize when you get home that those photos don’t really help you.

5 Photos You Should Take at the Cemetery - Amy Johnson Crow

(It’s especially frustrating when you’re not able to get back to take more photos.) To help ease the frustration, here are 5 cemetery photos that you should get in the habit of taking every time: The cemetery sign should be the first photo you take each time you go to the cemetery. I know it feels a little strange to take a picture before you even get into the cemetery. Honestly, this was a hard habit for me to get into, but I am so glad I did! Vintage Photos on AncientFaces. How To Determine the Date of an Old Family Photograph. Facial reconstruction made of 'brutally-killed' Pictish man. Image copyright University of Dundee The face of a Pictish man who was "brutally killed" 1,400 years ago has been reconstructed by Dundee University researchers.

Facial reconstruction made of 'brutally-killed' Pictish man

Archaeologists found the man's skeleton buried in a recess of a cave in the Black Isle, Ross-shire. Forensic anthropologist Dame Sue Black and her team at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) have now detailed the man's injuries. Have I been driven by my genealogy software ? Dear Editor, With some changes that have been made on Ancestry.com and their Ancestry Member Trees, I have stepped back a bit to see IF I have been handling citations appropriately.

My genealogy software may have driven me in the direction that I have taken. 7 Surprising Places To Find Photos Of Ancestors. Free Old Photo Genealogy & Family Tree Surname Search Results - Old Family Photos Database Search Engines at Ancestor Search. Find your ancestors in our old pictures and photographs. Genetics show many Scots are descended from Russian nomads. The Scots of today are descended from a pastoral, nomadic people living in the Russian Steppes, who were among the first humans to make use of the wheel.

New research conducted at Harvard University has discovered that genetic material which derives from an ancient population from the shrublands of what is now eastern Russia has been passed down to the modern day inhabitants of Scotland. A paper to be published in next month’s American Journal of Human Genetics has observed for the first time that people in northern Britain have a higher levels of genes of Steppe ancestry than their counterparts in the south of England. Geneticists and archaeologists are now carrying out more work to discover more about Scotland’s Russian inheritance. The Harvard geneticists made their discovery when analysing 113,851 samples held by the UK Biobank.

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