Census records boost website offerings to five million names for research.A new tool will soon enhance the ability of archivists to help their patrons who are doing genealogical ge·ne·al·o·gy
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The web company announced that it has copied complete census records from 1790 to 1930, compiling the only searchable, online repository of the documents that exists. The addition of U.S. Census records to Ancestry.com's database boosts its online archive to five million searchable names.
The U.S. government waits 72 years before releasing original census documents. According to Ancestry.com, copying the material took a team of experts and workers a combined 6.6 million hours. Workers deciphered the hand writing on millions of census forms, then indexed and cataloged every name, and scanned images of the census documents, CNN CNN
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Subsidiary company of Turner Broadcasting Systems. It was created by Ted Turner in 1980 to present 24-hour live news broadcasts, using satellites to transmit reports from news bureaus around the world. reported.
The material includes 13 million original census images scanned and transcribed from 15,000 rolls of microfilm. The project added 540 mil lion names, increasing the company's genealogical database to 600 terabytes of data. (One terabyte equals 1,000 billion bytes.)
The information details people's moves across the country, their race, marital status marital status,
n the legal standing of a person in regard to his or her marriage state. , assets, residence, education, and other personal information.
Edited by Nikki Swartz