Friday, October 10, 2014

Major News - Offers U.S. Census Images

In a major advance in the genealogy world, just announced Experience the Brand New Census Viewer on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog.

You can read about the many features of the Census Viewer.  The feature that I like the best is the "Similar Results" right on the census image page.  When I'm done reviewing the census page I'm on, I can click to find the same person on another record in the Mocavo collection.  Here is a screen for my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer:

The person search for is highlighted on the census page, there is an index of names and some indexed information below the page image, and the "Similar Results" are on the right side of the screen.

There are more features that are described in detail in the Mocavo blog post.

Until now, Mocavo had only indexed information from the 1790 to 1940 U.S. Census records.  I was told that the images and indexes were obtained from FindMyPast, which bought Mocavo several months ago.

This major advance for Mocavo brings them even with and ahead of FamilySearch in terms of offering census images, indexes, and additional record search results.

The U.S. census records will be available for subscribers to's Gold subscribers.  They will be available for free when Mocavo offers their free access weekend several times per year.

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