Thanks for the info, Janet!
From: Janet Reakes [mailto:jreakes@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 1:40 AM
To: australiangenealogy; english
Subject: [englishresearch] NEW US 1880 CENSUS AVAILABLE
FAMILY TREE COLUMN -with JANET REAKES
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the
release of the 1880 United States Census on CD-ROM. The database is the
culmination of 17 years and 11.5 million hours of work and fills 56
CD-ROMs. Researchers can quickly access information on the 50,475,336
inhabitants of the 38 states and eight territories that
were part of the United States at the time. "Because the 1890 Census was
destroyed by fire, there is no other federal source like this for 20
years," said David E. Rencher, director of the Family History Library in
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Copies of the CD set can be purchased from The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, PO Box 2723, Carlingford Court NSW 2118 for $89.10.
Phone orders by credit card accepted on 0298415 333.
You should shortly be able to see it for free at The Church's family
history centre in Hervey Bay.
The reason why this CD-ROM would be interesting to someone with
Australian and British Isles ancestry is that branches of your tree
could easily have ended up in the US. It was often the case where one
brother went to America, another to Australia and one to Canada or New
Zealand. I know several of my Reakes relatives migrated at various times
to the USA.
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