Is there any way of searching the 1870 US Census records? Great to be able to view the images especially as I don't have access to Ancestry.com US databases.
I want to find Fannings in this Census and look at the images. Is there any way I can do this?
You can search the 1870 US Census without an Ancestry.com subscription. There are several ways to search the 1870 US Census without an Ancestry.com subscription:
- Use FamilySearch.org. There are two ways to search for Fannings in the 1870 census. First, you could search for Fanning and then use filters to narrow the results to the 1870 census. Second, you could browse to the 1870 census and then search for Fanning.
- Use Ancestry.com at your local Family History Center.
- Check for Ancestry.com availability to the larger libraries in your area.
- Lastly—and this is more academic than practical—search Ancestry.com without a subscription. The results are “masked,” but unmasked information is name, approximate birth year, county, and state. Treat this like the finding aids we used back in microfilm days. Then treat the digitized ACPL census microfilm on the Internet Archive as you would actual microfilm. Crank through the images until you find the pages of interest.