Wednesday, June 21, 2006
FREE Access to 1930 Census on Ancestry.com
Ancestry has announced the completion of the 1910 Census Every Name index, which completes the entire 1790-1930 digitzed and indexed. It's an amazing feat. There are 540 million names in these records.
To celebrate, they have apparently opened access to the 1930 Census for free for three days. You have to go in through www.ancestry.com and then select the link in "See Stories from the Census." Then on the next page click on the "Continue" link.
Finally, at the bottom of the page click on the "Search Now" box to the right of the "Find your own story in the 1930 census" line. That takes you to a search box where you can enter a name with a locality, age, etc. of an ancestor. It worked for me!