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Genealogy Class: Get Ready for the 1940 Census

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1940 Census Vintage Newsreel

Interested in learning more about how the U.S. Population Census was taken years ago?  Here’s a vintage film typical of early newsreels that gives insight into the process for the 1940 Census.  An interesting first-time addition for 1940 — researchers … Continue reading

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1930 Mexico National Census

Just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month, Ancestry Library Edition has added the 1930 Mexico National Census to the database.  Data which you will find about those listed is: name age (in years, months, and days) gender head of household … Continue reading

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New Guides and Publications on Our Website!

Check out the following new guides and publications, which are available on the Grosvenor Room Genealogy Web Page! Census – Buffalo Wards by Street 1915 1920 1925 Church Records –   Buffalo Churches 1832-1860 Buffalo Churches in 1931 Family History – Genealogy Pamphlets … Continue reading

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Early U.S. Federal Census Records, 1790-1840

How Can Early Census Records Help Us Study and Research Our Ancestors? They provide key genealogical data:  Name of the head-of-household. Details of their lives are given. They provide a location of residence: Locate them, locate other records! They can … Continue reading

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African-American Research Databases

Freedman’s Bank Records Available in HeritageQuest Online.  For use at any library or from home with a valid Buffalo & Erie County Public Library card number. The Freedman’s Bank (also known as The Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company) was set … Continue reading

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How Accurate Are Census Records?

Censuses are often called the backbone of American genealogy.  They are one of the most essential sources for establishing family relationships within a given household.  While this is true, errors, incompletion, and irregularities do occur in census records. Even though … Continue reading

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Do You Think You Know Census Records?

If you answered yes, answer another question: Have you read census enumerator instructions?  If the answer is no, then you may not know as much as you think about the census. What is a census enumerator?  Enumerators are the individuals … Continue reading

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Marriage Information in U.S. Census Records

If you are having trouble finding marriage data about your ancestors, consider using census records to help narrow your search.  You may save valuable time!  Marriage Information in the 1850-1930 Censuses 1850, 1860, 1880, 1890 – A column is checked … Continue reading

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Birth Information in U.S. Census Records

Did you know that the census can be a valuable resource in determining birth information about your ancestors?  See the summaries below for the details.  You may be surprised about what you can find out! Birth Information in the 1850-1930 … Continue reading

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