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Several websites offer 1940 census record images for free, with indexes being added state by state. Here's a quick look at the record viewers and indexing progress of each state.
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101 Best Websites for 2011: Researching immigrant ancestors
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Find out the date of the first surviving federal census for each US state.
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Use these websites, books and other resources to learn more about using US census records in your genealogy research.
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Follow these easy steps to find your family in the free 1901 and 1911 Irish census records.
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Governments all over the world have asked their countrymen to stand up and be counted. We’ll help you find out if your ancestors appear in an overseas census—and what you might learn from those records.
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