Online Course: Intro to Genealogy

Lesson Four Resource List

Online Resources

Census Records Resources

Calculating Birth Year Based on Census Information.

    Charts that convert ages in the federal censuses, 1790-1920, into approximate birth years.

U. S. Bureau of the Census. Age Search Service.

    Instructions for obtaining information from closed census records (1930 to the present).

U. S. National Archives. Clues in Census Records, 1850-1920.

    Description of some of the clues that can be found in census records that will help you find other records about the same individual.

U. S. National Archives. How to Use NARA’s Census Microfilm Catalogs.

    Instructions for using National Archives catalogs of microfilmed census records and Soundex indexes.

U. S. National Archives. National Archives Microfilm Rental Program.

    Instructions for borrowing census microfilm directly or through a library.

U. S. National Archives. 1790-1890 Federal Population Censuses.

    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.

U. S. National Archives. 1900 Federal Population Census.

    Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog with roll numbers for the 1900 population census and Soundex.

U. S. National Archives. 1910 Federal Population Census.

    Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog with roll numbers for the 1910 population census and Soundex.

U. S. National Archives. 1920 Federal Population Census.

    Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog with roll numbers for the 1920 population census and Soundex.

U. S. National Archives. The Soundex Indexing System.

    Instructions for using the Soundex indexing system.

U. S. National Archives. The Soundex Machine.

    National Archives site that converts surnames to Soundex codes.

Military Records Resources

U. S. National Archives. E-mail request for NATF Form 80.

    E-mail address from which you can order copies of NATF Form 80, “Order for Copies of Veterans Records.”

U.S. National Archives. Military Service Records.

    Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog of military and pension records and indexes.

Passenger and Naturalization Records Resources

Ohio Historical Society. About Naturalization Records in Ohio.

    Descriptions of information found in naturalization records and a list of county naturalization records held by the Ohio Historical Society.

U. S. National Archives. E-mail request for NATF Form 81.

    E-mail address from which you can order copies of NATF Form 81, “Order for Copies of Ship Passenger Arrival Records.”

U. S. National Archives. Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals.

    Online version of the National Archives microfilm catalog of passenger lists and indexes.

U. S. National Archives. Microfilm Resources for Research: A Comprehensive Catalog.

    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.

U. S. National Archives. Naturalization Records.

    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

OHGenWeb Project. Ohio Vital Record Data.

    For each Ohio county, the earliest date of birth records available.

U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Where to Write for Vital Records.

    Updated online version of the federal government publication with addresses of state vital records offices that may have delayed birth certificates.

United States Vital Records Information.

    Vital records addresses for each county. Some county listings include the dates of available birth records and the cost of copies.

Miscellaneous Resources

Birthdate Calculator.

    Site that calculates a birth date from a death date and age at death in years, months, and days.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Welcome to the Family History Center™ and Where is the Nearest Family History Center™?

    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.

U. S. National Archives. National Archives – Southeast Region.

    Information on the regional branch of the National Archives that holds World War I draft records.

USGenWeb Project.

    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.

Online Records

Bible Records

VAGenWeb Project. Pittsylvania County. Bible Records Online, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

    Collection of transcribed family Bible records.

Birth Records

OHGenWeb Project. Meigs County. Meigs County [Ohio] Births.

    Meigs County birth records for the years 1867-1892 extracted from microfilm of the original records (FHL film #313460).

KYGenWeb Project. Rowan County. White Birth Records of Rowan County, Kentucky, 1856-1859, 1861, 1893.

    Birth records transcribed from annual lists compiled by the county clerk from reports submitted by doctors and midwives and available on FHL film #216389.

Census Records

1800 Federal Census of Washington County, North Carolina.

    Extracted data from the 1800 federal census of Washington County, North Carolina.

ILGenWeb Project. Jackson County. 1820 Jackson Co., IL Federal Census.

    Extracted data from the 1820 federal census of Jackson County, Illinois.

LAGenWeb Project. St. Bernard Parish. 1830 United States Census, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

    Extracted data from the 1830 federal census of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

1850 Census, Greene Co., Tennessee.

    Transcription of the 1850 federal census of Greene County, Tennessee.

Transcript of the Grant County, Kentucky 1860 Census.

    Transcription of the 1860 federal census of Grant County, Kentucky.

USGenWeb FTP Site. Colorado. Boulder County. 1880 Census, Magnolia, Boulder County, Colorado.

    Extracted data from the 1880 federal census of Magnolia, Boulder County, Colorado.

USGenWeb FTP Site. Virginia. Buchanan County. 1900 U.S. Census, Buchanan County, Virginia.

    Extracted data from part of the 1900 federal census of Buchanan County, Virginia.

USGenWeb FTP Site. Missouri. Carter County. 1910 Census, Kelly Township, Carter County, Missouri.

    Extracted data from the 1910 federal census of Kelly Township, Carter County, Missouri.

Church Records

USGenWeb FTP Site. Pennsylvania. Lehigh County. Records of Egypt Reformed Church, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 1734-1807.

    Baptismal records transcribed from the Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 6.

Military Records

U.S. National Archives. Compiled Military Service Record of Charles G. Abbott, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders), Spanish American War.

    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

Bark “Charlotte Harrison” July 1850 Passenger List.

    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.

U.S. National Archives. Naturalization Records of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.

    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.)