Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Free Census Weekend, Time Machine

The 1940 time machineJust in time for the Labor Day weekend, is offering its entire U.S. census collection for free through September 3rd. The 25 collections, consisting of  713 million records, are:

  • 1790-1940 United States Federal Census collections
  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules
  • 1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules
  • 1890 Veterans Schedules
  • Non-Population Schedules 1850-1880
  • U.S. Enumeration District Maps and Descriptions, 1940
  • U.S. Federal Census – 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885
  • U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918
  • U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

Additionally, Ancestry has created a time-machine of sorts. Answer a few multiple choice questions and Ancestry will create a personalized video of the life you would have led 72 years ago. Access the 1940 Time Machine on their website.

Finally, Ancestry has provided a handy chart indicating what information was collected in each census year. Click on the thumbnail below for a full-sized image.

What You'll Learn in the Census, Year by Year

1 comment:

  1. My video was cute, but I don't think I would have been working outside the home with three small children!!!


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