Free Legacy Family Tree Webinar Oct 25: State level censuses of the Midwestern and Plains States Mark your calendar, sign up for free, and join me for an October 25th afternoon webinar titled: Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records Many Midwestern and Plains states have superb state census records. Learn about the indexes, the many personal details these censuses include, locating the censuses, and alternate sources. The lecture includes many […]

Midwestern & Plains State Level Census Records Webinar

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That pesky 1890 census and the disastrous fire

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2020 census electronically? Census bureau modernizing?

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The 1940 Census Community Project is FINISHED

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Minnesota 1940 census index now available!

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Tracing your family history with the 1940 census and other tools Join me and Mary Jo Webster from the St. Paul Pioneer Press at the St. Paul Public Library, Highland Park branch, for a free class next week. Mary Jo is a reporter and computer-assisted reporting editor for my hometown newspaper. Mary Jo will talk about her first-ever experience in researching the free, online 1940 U.S. […]

Minnesota 1940 census is 19% indexed

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Mount Sterling, Iowa on the 1940 but disbanding in 2012

how to write management research reports I just viewed all 4 pages of the Mount Sterling, Van Buren County, Iowa 1940 census. Not a huge town then and today it only has 44 residents. It’s in Southeastern Iowa on the Missouri border. I read an article in today’s St. Paul Pioneer Press about the town disbanding. The Associated Press article even […]

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