You Can Now Search the
U. S. 1880, Canadian 1881, and the British 1881 Censuses On-line for FREE!
Hi, Robert Ragan here (the computer genealogy guy and publisher of
Treasure Maps genealogy e-mail newsletter). As my dad would say, "This is
As of today, you can search the United States 1880 census on-line for
As of today, you can search the Canadian 1881 censuses on-line for FREE.
Note: The British 1881 census was already on-line, but now the U.S. 1880
and Canadian 1881 censuses join it. This was just announced on October 23,
2002: "Free Internet Access to Invaluable Indexes of American and Canadian
Heritage-Two Nations Celebrate in Dozens of Concurrent News Conferences "
HERE ARE SOME BLURBS FROM
THE NEWS RELEASE: "The United States 1880, the British 1881, and the
Canadian 1881 censuses can be searched on-line. The 1880 United States
Census is complete. Approximately 50 million individuals are contained in
this census. The British Isles census contains 25 million individuals from
England, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. The 1881
Canadian census contains 4.3 million individuals. (updated: October 23,
SALT LAKE CITY - In honor
of Family History Month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
is making invaluable indexes of American and Canadian heritage available
free to the public at the touch of a button. The 1880 United States Census
and the 1881 Canadian Census, searchable databases of more than 55 million
people, are now on the Internet at
signifying another great leap forward in online family history research.
The online availability of the two censuses was announced by President
Gordon B. Hinckley in the historic Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt
Lake City with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing "O Canada" and "The
Star-Spangled Banner." Dozens of other press conferences were held across
Canada and the United States, from Edmonton to Toronto and from Los
Angeles to Washington, D.C., making this the largest family history
announcement in the history of the Church.
The chances of today's
Canadians and Americans finding ancestors in the online databases are
extraordinary. If a person's family lived in one of these two nations
during the 1880s and was counted in the census, becoming connected to the
past is quick and easy. Elder D. Todd Christofferson, executive director
of the Family and Church History Department, said: "People used to search
through rolls and rolls of microfilm with varying degrees of success. Now
with just a few keystrokes, they can search through millions of records
from anywhere at anytime."
How lucky we are to have
this at our fingertips today, and for free: "Members of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others volunteered to do the
indexing for the 1880 U.S. Census, which took 17 years, and the 1881
Canadian Census, which took four years."
NOTES FROM ROBERT RAGAN:
This is a further testament to being able to sit and do your genealogy
research in your pajamas. ;-) For years I have told people about the
on-line LDS database and how they are missing out on incredible things.
You see, many people tell me, "Well, I went and looked around but didn't
They couldn't be any more
mistaken. This is a gateway to the LARGEST collection of genealogical
records on earth. And since it is connected with the LDS church, you can
get free access to so much stuff.
The problem is that most
people don't know exactly what the records are, or what they mean
(example, the IGI, Ancestral Files, Family History Library Catalog.
Research Outlines and more). I can't say this strongly enough, you have to
know about this....or you will be missing out!
Anyway, back to the new
on-line census data... Want to search right now? GO TO
LOOK IN the LEFT-HAND COLUMN where it says: "US 1880, British and Canadian
1881 Censuses are now available online" This text is a link, CLICK ON IT.
Now look on the field (box)
that says "Census." By default, it says "All."
Click on the small black
arrow on the right side of the Census field. From here you can choose to
search through either the: -1880 United States Census -1881 British Census
-1881 Canadian Census.
NOTE: Don't forget that one
of the many things that you will discover in my PAJAMA Genealogy Research
System is what you can get from <www.familysearch.org> and I walk you
through this Web site, step-by-step, in plain English. The PAJAMA
Genealogy Research System is on sale for a limited time. Read below to see
how to get more info on this exclusive home-study (in your P.J.s) system:
PAJAMA GENEALOGY Research for Computer Users: "How to do most of your
genealogy research from your home in your pajamas . . . Using your
computer, the Internet, and your kitchen table."
For in-depth info, read the
PAJAMA GENEALOGY REPORT: You can see it on-line at:
http://amberskyline.com/pajama/ Or, you can get the "Pajama Genealogy
Report" by e-mail automatically, by sending an e-mail message to:
You are invited to investigate further into this... Look at what other
people just like you are saying, and look at the super-strong guarantees
that are on all my products.
My best, ;-) Robert Ragan
P.S. Well, what are you
waiting for? Get over the the familysearch Web site and start searching...
*This was a special supplement that was e-mailed to the subscribers of
"Treasure Maps" free monthly e-mail genealogy newsletter." See page 3A for
information on how you can sign up for free.