Ancestry.com Digitizes Entire U.S. Federal Census Collection From 1790-1930

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 25, 2006

Press release, June 22, 2006: “Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history source, today announced it has completed digitizing and indexing the entire U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1930. Ancestry.com is the only source where all publicly released census information can be found online. The addition of the complete census collection makes Ancestry.com the most comprehensive genealogical database ever compiled online with more than five billion searchable names. Prior to the completion of this project, these priceless pieces of American history were primarily found on microfilm at the National Archive and Records Administration (NARA) offices and select libraries across the country.” [note, this is a fee based service]

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