Scottish Census

Sixty years of Scottish Census records ranging from1841–1901 has now been published by family history website Genes Reunited. The news release is as follows: “ Scottish census records are an important resource for family historians interested in tracing their Scottish ancestry.  The newly added census collection allows people to uncover household transcriptions from 1841 to […]

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Sandy on August 17th, 2012

With the 1940 U.S. census completed on Ancestry.com, you can search through all 134 million people in the census.  Now that this is done, Ancestry is working behind the scenes to make it even better and this includes the input from users of the mammoth database. In a huge effort to make the 1940 U.S. […]

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The “72 Year Census Rule” is the length of time that personal information on the U.S census forms is kept private. When completing a census forms, every household typically answers questions that includes personal information that is preferentially private. As a result the United States Government imposed a rule that protects citizens’ right to privacy […]

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