Lesson Four Resource List
Census Records Resources
Charts that convert ages in the federal censuses, 1790-1920, into approximate birth years.
Instructions for obtaining information from closed census records (1930 to the present).
Description of some of the clues that can be found in census records that will help you find other records about the same individual.
Instructions for using National Archives catalogs of microfilmed census records and Soundex indexes.
Instructions for borrowing census microfilm directly or through a library.
Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog with roll numbers for the federal population censuses from 1790 through 1880, the special 1890 census of Union veterans and widows, and the 1880 Soundex.
Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog with roll numbers for the 1900 population census and Soundex.
Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog with roll numbers for the 1910 population census and Soundex.
Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog with roll numbers for the 1920 population census and Soundex.
Instructions for using the Soundex indexing system.
National Archives site that converts surnames to Soundex codes.
Military Records Resources
E-mail address from which you can order copies of NATF Form 80, Order for Copies of Veterans Records.
Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog of military and pension records and indexes.
Passenger and Naturalization Records Resources
Descriptions of information found in naturalization records and a list of county naturalization records held by the Ohio Historical Society.
E-mail address from which you can order copies of NATF Form 81, Order for Copies of Ship Passenger Arrival Records.
Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog of passenger lists and indexes.
Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog which lists, under Records of the District Courts of the United States, RG 21, naturalization records and indexes.
Description of the naturalization process and records with a list of county court naturalization records that have been donated to the National Archives and are available on microfilm.
Vital Records Resources
For each Ohio county, the earliest date of birth records available.
Updated online version of the federal government publication with addresses of state vital records offices that may have delayed birth certificates.
Vital records addresses for each county. Some county listings include the dates of available birth records and the cost of copies.
Site that calculates a birth date from a death date and age at death in years, months, and days.
Description of the resources available at LDS Family History Centers and by rental from the LDS Family History Library. These resources include microfilmed birth, church, census, military, naturalization, and passenger arrival records, deeds, and World War I draft records. List, state by state, of the larger Family History Centers in the United States with their telephone numbers. LDS Family History Centers are open to the public.
Information on the regional branch of the National Archives that holds World War I draft records.
Site from which the fifty state GenWeb projects can be accessed. An individual state project can be accessed directly by adding the two-letter state abbreviation to the USGenWeb address, e.g., OHGenWeb <http://www.usgenweb.org/oh>. These state projects will eventually have pages for each county. Some county pages provide information on the availability of birth records and other records that provide birth information.
Collection of transcribed family Bible records.
Meigs County birth records for the years 1867-1892 extracted from microfilm of the original records (FHL film #313460).
Birth records transcribed from annual lists compiled by the county clerk from reports submitted by doctors and midwives and available on FHL film #216389.
Extracted data from the 1800 federal census of Washington County, North Carolina.
Extracted data from the 1820 federal census of Jackson County, Illinois.
Extracted data from the 1830 federal census of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
Transcription of the 1850 federal census of Greene County, Tennessee.
Transcription of the 1860 federal census of Grant County, Kentucky.
Extracted data from the 1880 federal census of Magnolia, Boulder County, Colorado.
Extracted data from part of the 1900 federal census of Buchanan County, Virginia.
Extracted data from the 1910 federal census of Kelly Township, Carter County, Missouri.
Baptismal records transcribed from the Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 6.
Digital images of the Spanish American War compiled military service record of Charles G. Abbott, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders), National Archives, Washington, D.C. (Select NAIL Digital Copies Search. Type in the key words Charles G. Abbott. Submit Search and then Display Results. Select View All Thumbnails, and then click on each image.)
Naturalization and Passenger Arrival Records
Extracts from the passenger manifest of the Charlotte Harrison, which sailed from Greenock, Scotland, to New York, dated 16 July 1850, reproduced on National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, N.Y., 1820-1897, roll 90.
Digital images of the certificate of arrival, declaration of intention, and petition for naturalization of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, National Archives Great Lakes Region, Chicago, Illinois. (Select NAIL Digital Copies Search. Type in the key words Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Submit Search and then Display Results. To view the certificate of arrival and declaration of intention, select View Larger Access Image. To view the petition for naturalization, select View All Thumbnails, and then click on the images.)