Archives.com Begins Providing Access to Some U.S. Census Data & Pledges Money For More Digitization
From an <a href=”http://www.archives.com/blog/press/archivescom-adds-the-us-census.html”>Archives.com Blog Post:</a>
Today, Archives.com announces the addition of the U.S. Federal Census, the single most valuable collection of U.S. historical records. The U.S. Census collections were made available by FamilySearch International, the world’s largest genealogy organization, as part of a joint effort to introduce more records to family historians worldwide. In conjunction with the Census effort, Archives will also embark on a joint project with FamilySearch to digitize tens-of-millions of additional historical records, the majority of which are not currently online. Archives has pledged a minimum of five million dollars to this important project which will positively impact the entire community.
<em>Archives has integrated the full set of U.S. Federal Population Census indexes from 1790 to 1930 consisting of over 500 million names along with 3 million images from census years 1850, 1870, and 1900. In the near future, the full set of census images will be accessible. Leading the effort is former FamilySearch veteran Anne Roach AG®, CGSM as Director of Content Development.</em>
Read the <a href=”http://www.archives.com/blog/press/archivescom-adds-the-us-census.html”>Complete Announcement</a>
Fyi, a one year subscription to Archive.com costs $39.95. They offer a one-week free trial.
<a href=”http://www.archives.com/aboutus.shtml”>Archives.com properties</a> include Fold3.com (formerly Footnote.com) and NewspaperArchive.com.
Archives.com is owned by <a href=”http://Inflection.com”>Inflection.com</a>
See Also: <a href=”http://www.archives.com/census”>Archives.com U.S. Census Info Page</a>
They’re currently providing access to approx. 54 million records and 10 million images.
See Also: For a Limited Time, <a href=”https://www.infodocket.com/2011/08/20/1940-u-s-census-to-be-free-on-ancestry-com/”>1940 U.S. Census Will Be Free on Ancestry.com</a>
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