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May 31, 2013

Sandoval Co. NM Genealogical Society June 2013 Meeting

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Explore Your Family History with the
Sandoval Co. NM Genealogical Society
Beginners are welcome!

Monthly meeting of the Sandoval Co. NM Genealogical Society
Saturday, April 6, 10:00 am ~ 12:30 pm
Doors Open at 10:00 am ~ Program Begins at 10:30 am

Rio Rancho Loma Colorado Public Library
755 Loma Colorado Boulevard NE, Rio Rancho, NM. (Map)

Program

~ DNA for Genealogy/NM Genealogical Society Workshop Update

~ Cousin Bait! Create a Free Blog on the Internet. It’s Easy with Google Blogger.
Share Family History and Connect with Others Researching Your Ancestors

For questions or information about meetings use the Contact Us! tab on the SGNMGS website.

March 12, 2013

Newspapers & Genealogy ~ Read — and Learn — All About It!

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Explore Your Family History with the
Sandoval Co. NM Genealogical Society
Beginners are welcome!

Monthly meeting of the Sandoval Co. NM Genealogical Society
Saturday, April 6, 10:00 am ~ 12:30 pm
Doors Open at 10:00 am ~ Program Begins at 10:30 am

Rio Rancho Loma Colorado Public Library
755 Loma Colorado Boulevard NE, Rio Rancho, NM. (Map)

Program: Newspapers! A must for your Family History Research

Recommended Reading: United States Newspapers at the FamilySearch Wiki

Library of Congress: Chronicling America ~ Free access to digitized historic American newspapers published from 1836-1922

Google News Free access to newspapers digitized by Google in a project which was discontinued. Read How to search and List of Newspapers in the Google New Archives.

GenealogyBank ~ Over 6,500 Newspapers 1690–Today. Available by paid, personal subscription.

NewspaperARCHIVE ~ Online historical and genealogical newspaper articles. Available in some libraries (UNM & NM State Library), by personal subscription, or as a benefit of membership in genealogy organizations such as Southern California Genealogical Society

For questions or information about meetings use the Contact Us! tab on the SGNMGS website.

January 20, 2012

Are You Ready for the 1940 US Census?

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National Archives to Release 1940 Census Free Online on April 2, 2012

1940 US Census PosterOn April 2, 2012, users will be able to search, browse, and download the 1940 Census schedules from their own computers or from public computers in libraries, archives, schools etc. through the new 1940 Census web site, free of charge.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has digitized the entire census, creating more than 3.8 million digital images of census schedules, maps, and enumeration district descriptions. NARA selected Inflection, parent company to family history web site Archives.com, to design and host a free web site for the April 2, 2012, at 9 AM (EST) launch of the 1940 U.S. Census. This is the first time that the National Archives has released a U.S. Census online.

A name index will not exist when the information is first released in April. The National Archives has indexed the schedules by state, county, city, township or minor civil division, and enumeration district. Researchers can prepare for the launch by searching the 1940 Census maps and enumeration district descriptions in the National Archives’ Online Public Access catalog [www.archives.gov/research/search/], then browse the 1940 Census population schedules for that enumeration district.

See complete press release at http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2012/nr12-27.html


NARA Resources That Can Help You Prepare, and Learn More About the 1940 Census

Steve Morse : How To Access the 1940 Census

Until a name index is created for the 1940 census the only way to use the census is by Enumeration Districts (ED).  An enumeration district is defined by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as a “basic geographic area of a size that could be covered by a single census taker (enumerator) within one census period.”

To assist researchers with the 1940 Census, Steve Morse has prepared a Tutorial Quiz, which suggests a number of search strategies and second opinions for finding ED numbers. The quiz takes you through a series of questions to determine your particular situation and then suggests your best strategy for using the various tools.

Obtaining EDs for the 1900 to 1940 Censuses in One Step ~ Frequently Asked Questions

1940 US Census Community Project

Three genealogy organizations, Archives.com, FamilySearch International, and findmypast.com, announced December 16, 2011 that they are jointly establishing the 1940 US Census Community Project. The collaborative project will utilize the collective resources, know-how, and marketing reach of Archives.com, FamilySearch, and findmypast.com to recruit and coordinate online volunteers to quickly create a searchable, quality name index to the 1940 US Census.

The 1940 US Census Community Project is also receiving additional support from genealogical organizations including the Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, and Ohio Genealogical Society.

1940 US Census Community Project page on Facebook.

The completion of the 1940 index will allow anyone to search the 1940 census by name for free online. Learn more about the project and volunteer at www.the1940census.com. The same information is available at https://www.familysearch.org/1940census with the addition of “Research Assistance” — “resources for those who want to learn how to effectively use census records in their research. Discover detailed articles and online courses to help you with your census research”.

FamilySearch.org Worldwide Indexing ~ Check here for more details on how records indexing works. Do try the 2-minute test drive.

May 8, 2007

Searching Footnote.com

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Searching Footnote.com
13 Feb 2007

Basic Search

The basic search on Footnote looks for records that include all the terms you put in the search box, but if it doesn’t find any records with all your terms it will look for records that include some of the terms you included.

Advanced Search Options
To create a more sophisticated query:

  • Put quotes around exact phrases you want to search for.
    Example:
    “John Adams” or “defend the constitution”
  • Use AND to link words that must be in the result, but not in a particular order.
    Example:
    John AND Adams
  • Adding a plus symbol before a word (or words) will also limit results to those that include the word(s).
    Example: +murder +revolver
  • Add a minus symbol before terms you want to exclude.
    Example:
    -quincy +john +adams
  • Adding a NOT before a word will also exclude that word from your search.
    Example:
    +john +adams NOT quincy
  • Use OR to do one search that returns result with similar words.
    Example:
    Sorensen OR Sorenson
  • Use parentheses to group words and commands.
    Example:
    (Gen OR General) +Washington
  • Use one or more question marks in place of a letter to search for variants or errors (note: the ? cannot be the first letter of the word).
    Example:
    Sorens?n = Sorenson, Sorensen, etc.
    Example #2: Joh??n = Johnson, Johngen, Johnosn

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