GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Archive.org - US Census 1790 - 1930

As of the date of this post, this archive had 14,978 items available and it is growing. This is one of the most useful genealogical tools available on the Internet and was once information that we had to pay for or had to use special portals to access. Now, thanks to the scanning of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the US Census is now available for free and the quality of the scans is excellent. I recommend that you select the "read on line option" before you download as this may save you some hard drive storage space. The on line reader is very useful and works flawlessly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was looking for Orange County on the NY census 1790 and the search did not work.

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