I have used _www.familysearchlabs.org_ (http://www.familysearchlabs.org
several times with good success. It's part of the indexing project
) ) that anyone with
internet access can do in about 1/2 hr to 2 hours per project. If you
haven't helped index, do, because every project is done by two people and if they
don't match, a third, more experienced person looks at the images. They're
trying to get the best possible images off of the microfilm. Many of the
indexes go to actual live images that will be available free, and downloadable.
Some, the original record holder is retaining rights, but even the indexes are
a big help. Anyway, here's what came across one of my other lists this
FamilySerachLabs has now gone live with the 1870 Federal Census.
I wrote about it at:
That site now has the 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880 and 1900 census indexed
and available online. These indexes are free.
I was using the various online census indexes to search for some of my
relatives. There was a dark blotch on the page and it was difficult to
make out the name. So, I went to the 1900 Census Index at
FamilySerachLabs and was very surprised to see that the same image on
this page was crystal clear - no blotch. Why - I asked? Answer -
FamilySerachLabs made the extra effort to create all new digital
images of the census pages.
The 1870 census is available in two formats:
Indexed and Searchable - search every name in the census for these States:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Dakota Territory, Delaware,
District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New
Mexico, Oregon and Utah.
Browsable - lets you look at the digital images of each page in the
census for All States except Kentucky, Vermont and Virginia.
FamilySearchLabs will be putting the rest of these census images &
indexes online shortly.
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