Monday, March 30, 2015

Remarried Widows Index to United States Pension Applications, 1887-1942

This FamilySearch digital version of a card index at the US National Archives may help assist researchers during this time period--it has subsequent married names of widows who qualified for a Civil War widow's pension.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

US Enumeration District Maps 1900-1940 Census

For those who were unaware, FamilySearch has published on their site digital images of "United States Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth US Censuses, 1900-1940."

These maps come from a variety of original sources but were used to indicate enumeration district boundaries.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

County and State Classifications of Records

Some items on FamilySearch may be listed as either statewide or local records using the name of the county.

This cataloging system does not mean that the state created the records in the database that contains only the state's name. Always read the description for more details on where the records were obtained.

My personal preference is to use those with the county name in the title as they are more likely to be digital images of actual records.

Usually--not always.