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Questions & Answers

   Earlier this month I conducted a webinar for the Friends of the National Archives, Southeast Region.  The topic was Finding the Origins of Your Irish Ancestor in Federal Records.  At the end of the webinar I was not able to answer all of the questions, so here are some questions and answers I received as a follow up.

14 Days and Counting to the 1940 Census

     It only happens every 12 years and April 2nd 2012 is the date!   It's the release of the 1940 census, which, for the first time will be released digitally, enumerating the 132 million people living in the United States in 1940.  …

Using a Timeline

    Timelines show the events of your ancestor’s life and where those events occurred.  They can be important to direct your research and when you hit that brick wall (which you inevitably will), to focus on what might be missing.  …

Federal Land States

Map of Principal Meridians and Baseline from the Bureau of Land Management

    Last week I wrote about State Land States, those states where the original transfer of land was done by the states.  After the Revolution, the federal government owed all the open land (the Public Domain) previously claimed by England.  …

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