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From: "Bonita" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG Off Topic LDS 1880 census
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 14:21:39 -0500
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Pauline:

Are you saying that it an extraction of the Soundex or the Actual Census
record (so that ALL families are included not just those that have children
under the age of 10)?

Bonita

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pauline Ballentine" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG Off Topic LDS 1880 census


: Hi,
: I purchased the 1880 Census CD's at the NGS Conference in Portland.
I
: must say I was rather disappointed to find that they were abstractions and
: did not give the date they were taken or the family # or line number but
: then I did get enough to easily find them on the actual census films.
:
: Do be careful though--Looking for my grandfather Coit Edwin Gibson I
: was unable to find him (he was a few months old). Since I already have a
: copy of the that census I went back and looked up his father and there was
: Coit with his name spelled Colson!!!
:
: Moral of that story is you have to know the EXACT SPELLING. What is great
: is you can click on the neighbors and lo and behold there were some
children
: out of the house.
:
: Pauline
:
:
: > I have a couple of questions about these CDs: Are they searchable? I
: > understand that there is an index and that some of the states heretofore
: > unindexed are now indexed. Can I safely assume that you will be able to
: > discern from the extracts the enumeration district, page number and/or
: > household number of the people enumerated?
: >
: >
: >
: > ----- Original Message -----
: > From: Arlene L. Ackermann <>
: > To: <>
: > Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 5:32 PM
: > Subject: RE: [TMG] TMG Off Topic LDS 1880 census
: >
: >
: > > Hi George (and other list members):
: > >
: > > The URL to purchase the disks is: http://www.familysearch.com/ (as
I've
: > > written it below)
: > >
: > > When the page comes up, click on the tab near the top of the page that
: > says
: > > "Order/Download Products"
: > > After that page appears, click on "Software Products"
: > > After that page appears, click on "Census and Vital Records"
: > > After that page appears, click on "2" at the bottom to go to page 2
: > > After that page appears, scroll down to the last item (No. 50168000 -
: U.S.
: > > 1880 Census)
: > >
: > > The set consists of 52 CDs for a cost of $49.00 - a real bargain!!!!
: > > Especially for the information you get.
: > >
: > > These disks DO NOT contain a digitized image of the actual census (an
: > actual
: > > copy); rather they contain extracted information from the census and
: > > compiled onto these disks in an easy to search format. Extract means
: "to
: > > take out of". In other words, someone had to physically sit down and
go
: > > through every single page of every census for every state, etc., and
: copy
: > > down either by hand or by directly entering it into the computer the
: exact
: > > information the LDS church wanted to include on the disks.
: > >
: > > What these disks do is give you the important facts for each
: > > family/individual in the 1880 census. You still have to go to the
: actual
: > > census to see the "rest of the story."
: > >
: > > Arlene L. Brown Ackermann
: > > Altamonte Springs, FL
: > >
: > > Personal HomePage: http://home.mpinet.net/ala/
: > > Sagadahoc Co, ME USGenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mesagada/index.htm
: > > Martin Co, FL Gen Soc: http://www.rootsweb.com/~flmcgs/
: > > Family Search: http://www.familysearch.com/
: > >
: > >
: > > -----Original Message-----
: > > From: George H. Ballentine [mailto:]
: > > Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 6:57 PM
: > > To:
: > > Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG Off Topic LDS 1880 census
: > >
: > >
: > > Carol Simpson wrote:
: > >
: > > > I got mine yesterday, as well, and stayed up till 3:00 a.m. looking
up
: > > > people! As Arlene says, it is just a transcription, so you then
have
: to
: > > go
: > > > to the actual census.....but I found nearly everyone that I looked
for
: > > > yesterday, discovered several new family members (young children or
: > > parents
: > > > of spouses), and was absolutely thrilled! It was only $49 for the
: > > complete
: > > > set of 59 CD's and well worth the money!!!
: > >
: > > Where can this CD set be ordered from?
: > >
: > > George
: > >
: > > --
: > > Please visit these sites:
: > > BALLENTINE-HUXFORD Family History Page &
: > > BALLENTINE BRANCHES Newsletter
: > > http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ballentinebranches/
: > > SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS #1250
: > > http://www.rootsweb.com/~tx1250
: > > WEST BELL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Page
: > > http://www.rootsweb.com/~txwbgs
: > >
: > >
: >
:
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