Hello everyone --
It seems Spring is almost here, our weather has been quite
warm, and we've had very little snow recently.
I have some interesting genealogy news for February!
To celebrate Black History Month, Ancestry's 1870 US
Federal Census database are free to search (with
registration) during February 2006. Registration only
requires your name and email address.
Ancestry.com has also opened its WW1 Draft Registration
cards in honour of Black History Month.
To unlock and search this database for free, you can use
the link found at
It is found under the yellow horizontal bar, near the top
of the page.
To view (and use) the full list of 13 databases that are
free for the month of February, see
Also, Steve Morse has done it again. He's created another
One-Step search engine, this time for the 1901 Canadian
Census. It's free to use and hopefully will help those
seeking their Canadian roots.
and scroll down the page
until you see the Canadian Census section.
Brian of AncestorsAtRest.com tells me that he now has over
400 Funeral Cards online on his website! To see if your
ancestor is found there, visit http://ancestorsatrest.com/
Funeral Cards contain the name of the deceased, usually a
birth and date date and can include some extra genealogical
information. Most of Brian's Funeral Cards also include a
photo of the card.
Brian also has over 200 coffin plates online at
--New Databases online