Earlier this month Ancestry.com released a new kind of course on its Ancestry Academy product: free quicktips. Each are five minutes are less. The initial set talk about basics on the U.S. Federal Census:
- Pre 1850-Censuses
- 1850 Census: An Introduction
- 1890 Census: Where is it?
- 1880 Census: An Overview
- Introduction to the 1940 Census
They also have new courses for several states. See “New on Ancestry Academy: Short Courses and State Classes” on the Ancestry blog for more information.
I just tried to watch the one on the whereabouts of the 1890 census--I know where it is, but I was curious to hear waht they might find to say about it, beyond "It was all pretty much destroyed in a huge conflagration". But while your link connected me, so I could see the top page and the arrow you click to begin a program, nothing happened. I also tried from my Ancestry account and got an "Oops". Very tired of "Oops."ReplyDelete
* "Much of it" was destroyed in the fire.Delete
* The fire convinced Congress to spend money on a new Archives building.
* Some select counties survived They are listed very generically, like "Georgia - 1 county", etc.
* Some survived pages show smoke & water damage, with examples.
* The format of 1890 is very different, with examples.
* You should maintain your smoke detectors!!