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Subject: Re: [APG] The 1900 census database at genealogy.com
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 12:57:08 EDT
I added the census search option to my Ancestry subscription when it became
available. I also added the census search option to my Genealogy.com
subscription. The search capabilities are very limited on both sites.
Ancestry is by location and Genealogy.com is by head of household.
Most of my research is in the state of Indiana. I am fortunate that I have
been able to purchase indexes for heads of household for 1820-1870. The 1860
index is an everyname listing and has been very useful. I have been able to
make use of the 1880 scanned census on the Ancestry site since the 1880
census was made available by LDS. You have to know where a person was living
to find them on the Ancestry site. When looking for anyone in Indianapolis
in 1900 census I find them first in the City Directory. I can then usually
find them on the Ancestry site but it is not quick.
I have found some people other than heads of households on the 1900 census at
the Genealogy.com site; people who were boarders in other households and some
listed as employees or inmates at institutions.
You may be able to find the name you are looking for on either of these sites
but it is not often quick or easy. The easiest census search I have found is
the new 1880 LDS one. I find my person listed there then go to the Heritage
Quest website and order the scanned census film. When the postman delivers
the CD the following week within five minutes I have gone to that census page
and have all my additional information. [Before actually ordering CDs I
check my already purchased list and the rootsweb site to see if the scanned
images are online]