Friday, December 28, 2012

Ancestry.com Celebrates New 2012 Collections

Ancestry.com early vital records offerI am taking the week off so I forgot to tell you about a special offer from Ancestry.com. They are offering free access this week to 30 collections new or updated this year. To access the collections, visit Ancestry.com/2012. As usual, to access free collections on Ancestry you must provide your name and email address to obtain a free account.

The 30 collections are:

For the 1940 census, Ancestry has indexed additional fields:

  • House owned or rented
  • Value of home or monthly rental if rented
  • Attended school or college
  • Highest grade completed
  • Employment code
  • Hours worked the week prior to the census
  • Duration of employment
  • Occupation
  • Class of worker
  • Occupation code
  • Weeks worked in 1939
  • Income
  • Income from other sources

The 1940 census asked additional questions for two people on each page. Ancestry has indexed these fields for those individuals:

  • Father birth place
  • Mother birth place
  • Native language
  • Veteran
  • If child, is veteran father dead
  • Military Service
  • Usual occupation
  • Usual industry
  • Usual class of worker
  • Usual occupation code
  • If a women have they been married more than once
  • Women age at first marriage
  • Number of children ever born

May your ancestors always be those two individuals. (And may the odds always be with you.)

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