Thursday, June 22, 2006

Article: Genealogical site digitzes millions of census records

From the Associated Press:
An Internet company is adding U.S. Census records to boost its archive of searchable names to 5 billion, which it says is the most comprehensive genealogical database ever compiled. planned to announce Thursday that it has copied complete census records from 1790 to 1930, making it the only searchable, online repository of the documents.

The U.S. government waits 72 years before releasing original census documents. Copying the material took a team of experts and workers a combined 6.6 million hours of labor, said.

This is great news for those people (including me) who are trying to research their family trees. You can read the entire article here.

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