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Old 01-05-2013, 02:27 AM
 
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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The 1921 Canada Census will be released on June 1, 2013:

1921 Census countdown! | Library and Archives Canada Blog

There are questions, comments and responses at the bottom of the page.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:22 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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I suggest using the Ellis Island website on which one can get passenger manifests which can help people trace how their ancestors came to the USA.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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List of online newspaper archives by geographic location: Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thanks to Daliowa who posted the above link in the People Search forum yesterday. As she noted, both free and pay archives are listed but some of the pay archives may be accessible from a public library.

I spent some time last night searching some of the free newspaper archives listed and was pleasantly surprised to find obituaries and birth notices published in the 1920s and early 1930s for some distant relatives in my family tree.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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I've found that rural or small town obituary and marriage notices from early in the twentieth century often don't mention the date of the event and may simply say something vague such as "last Thursday". If you know the newspaper publication date, finding the date of an event is easy with this online calculator: Day of the Week Calculator by Ancestor Search.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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18 ways to find someone's marriage information:

18 Ways to Find Someone's Marriage Information - THE ANCESTOR HUNT
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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I love having access to Heritage Quest's online database! Always check to see if your local library (or one that you are able to get a library card for) has a subscription to this database. I have figured out ways to use their advanced search when looking through the census data (my most common use for this database). So many times, the person who transcribed the handwritten page either misreads the names, or the census taker changed the usual spelling of someone's surname, so I have learned to search using just the first name (sometimes just the initial of the first name), the state and county, the age range of the individual and what state they were born in. Always surprised when I am able to solve another small mystery!
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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This is an old tip, but I think one that many people forget: SPELLING - don't assume there is only one way to spell your ancestor's name. Look under different spellings, if you don't you may miss a lot of information.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:48 PM
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This is an old tip, but I think one that many people forget: SPELLING - don't assume there is only one way to spell your ancestor's name. Look under different spellings, if you don't you may miss a lot of information.
Very true.
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