20 December 2008

1935 & 1945 Florida State Censuses are now Online

Ancestry.com has all three available Florida State censuses (1885, 1935 and 1945) online. There were other Florida State censuses, but these are the only ones that are intact. The 1885 census even has several counties missing.


There is a search index and images of the originals can be viewed, just like with a Federal census sheet.


I found them in with the other Florida databases by clicking the SEARCH tab.
And under Browse Records near the center of the page, clicking View All Ancestry Titles.
And then going to the bottom of the page in the Refine your search . . ., entering Florida as the Database and then SEARCH. The censuses are listed in the top 10.


These censuses offer no special information, other than the basic name, age, relationship, . . . . I think that the indices for 1935 and 1945 are poor.


About a month ago, this blog had a posting, Should the 1885, 1935 & 1945 Florida Cenuses be Online? It announced that FamilySearch.org was asking for volunteers to index the 1935 & 1945 censuses. They still need help. Their final product would be a free online database.


I first saw the Ancestry.com announcement while reading Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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