January 21, 2022

Ancestry.com Begins Roll Out of a 1940 Census Database That’s Searchable by Name

A new blog post from Ancestry.com reports that the company has now made all scanned images (more than 3.8 million) of the 1940 U.S. Census available on their platform. The company also points out that they’ve indexed all of the names found in the 1940 Census for two states, Nevada and Delaware, and made those […]

New Podcast from Library and Archives Canada Looks at the "Lest We Forget" Project

The second podcast in the LAC “Your History, Your Documentary Heritage” series. From the Program Blurb: In this episode we’ll examine the Lest We Forget project. Since 2001, Library and Archives Canada has been supporting the initiative to connect youth to Canada’s history by making military service files available in person and online. Each year, […]

Massachusetts: "A New Window on Bay State’s Vital Records"

From The Boston Globe: Locked away in town vaults and basements for years, the historical records date to 1620 and include the scribblings of town clerks from days of yore and the names of Clara Barton, Paul Revere, John Hancock, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. The old public records are slated to go online Tuesday, […]

Denver Public Library Launches New Site to Digitize Neighborhood Histories

From The Denver Post: The Denver Public Library is set to unveil a social networking website on March 20, which will allow users to upload their own photos and recollections of Colorado’s history. It lets residents mix their own materials with nearly 900,000 items in the library’s digital archives, establishing online communities around a wide […]

New Online, Free: Archives.com Partners with W.E.B. DuBois Institute to Publish the Patriots of Color Database

From the Announcement: Archives.com [has launched] the Patriots of Color Database.  Archives.com is bringing this collection online for the first time, compiling years of research facilitated by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.  These records unveil new and invaluable information about some of the men and women […]

National Archives Announces Website for Free 1940 Census Release Online on April 2, 2012: 1940census.archives.gov

From NARA: The National Archives, with its partner Archives.com, [has] launched its new website www.1940census.archives.gov in preparation for its first-ever online U.S. census release, which will take place on April 2, 2012, at 9 a.m. (EST). The public is encouraged to bookmark the website now in order to more quickly access the 1940 census data […]

Coming Thursday: House Ways and Means Subcommittee Will Hold Hearing About Access to Social Security’s Death Master File

UPDATED: Prepared Testimony from Hearing (February 2, 2011) From the Subcommittee Chairman: U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the accuracy and uses of the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File.  The hearing will […]

Ireland is Digitizing and Making Military Records Available Online

From The Irish Times: Lieut Gen Seán McCann, chief of staff of the Defence Forces, has launched a new website – militaryarchives.ie – which is designed to appeal to professional and amateur historians and genealogists as well as members of the public who are simply hoping to fill in gaps in a family tree. The […]

Reference: 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development

From the WDR 2012 Web Site: The 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development finds that women’s lives around the world have improved dramatically, but gaps remain in many areas. The authors use a conceptual framework to examine progress to date, and then recommend policy actions. Report Summary Full Text Charts See Also: […]

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 […]