Early USA Records Free

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>I received this press release from Ancestry.com, so if you have family who were in America in earlier times then get online and search free before July 8th.

Find the red, white and blue in you.

Did your family fight for your freedom or work to establish our great nation? FREE through July 8th, make your connection to early American ancestors in nearly 65 million carefully selected historical records from the 13 original colonies and more, including:

• U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970

• Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900

• Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage & Death Announcements, 1851-2003

• And many more

www.ancestry.com

Warbrides

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>The allied servicemen who spent time in wartime Britain were far from home and often lonely so it is hardly surprising that many found their true loves on these shores. Marriages were often arranged hastily before the grooms were posted far away.

Once peace had been established the problem arose on how to transport the brides to their new homelands. The wait for transportation could be lengthy and frustrating, but eventually the British brides were reunited with their husbands.

This website offers an index to brides who left Britain and travelled to United States, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. New names are being added to the index regularly so if you don’t find “your” missing person first time round remember to keep going back.

http://www.warbrides.co.uk/

 

Ellis Island

Ellis IslandI am sure that most of you have heard that the 1940 USA census has been released in the states. There has been great excitement as to which organisation is getting it indexed and online first.

Well this post isn’t about the census, but is relevant if you find someone who has emigrated to America. Many people who moved there were processed through the government department at Ellis Island and this website  has an amazing database with millions of names of those from all round the world who were looking for a better life in a new country.

There is an urban myth which says that many people has their names changed during the emigration process by officials at Ellis Island to make them easier to say and spell for the english speaking civil servants. I read recently, and can’t remember where, that there is no evidence that this happened. Oh well another myth bites the dust!!

http://www.ellisisland.org/

 

1940 US Census

1940 US CensusAncestry.com have announced that it will be making the US 1940 census free to view until 31 December 2012. The records will be released by the US National Archives on 2 April 2012 and then there will be a wait whilst they are indexed by Ancestry.

This census might be handy to search, when it is finally completed, for those 20th century ancestors who hopped over the water before the Second World War.

Familysearch has said they intend to keep the records free of charge, but it is not clear if they will be offering scans of the census as well as the index.