Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Source for the US Census

If you are looking for another source for the US census images, you might try Archives.com.

The images are not indexed, but they are all there and you can browse them. If you know the enumeration district of interest, you can narrow your search relatively easily…but be prepared for a little work.

The viewer is rather unique in that you leaf through the census pages as if you were turning the pages of a book. It is worth a visit to the site for that experience alone.

If you have already found the image you want through another source and are not happy with the clarity, you might try this site. Check it out at United States Census : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

1 comment:

Randy Seaver said...

Peter,

I think you mean www.Archive.org and not Archives.com (which is a commercial site recently gobbled up by Ancestry.com).

You might post a link to a starting page on Archive.org.