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In the United States, you need to know the state, county, city or town, and the time frame. As the United States grew, so did the states and counties, changing boundaries along the way. In such countries as England, Germany, Ireland, and Canada, the same detail of information is a must. In foreign countries wars often changed national boundaries, depending on who won the conflict. The United Kingdom reorganized its counties in 1974, with many changing names and others merging into others. It is possible, then, to have to know of two sources and locations before doing any research there.

The centers are staffed by volunteers, and open hours are limited so check before going. Many large libraries and genealogical centers also have copies of some of the films as well as printed indexes for the 18501890 years. There were also special census schedules taken from 1850 to 1880. They detailed manufacturing, agriculture, industry, and mortality. , 1885). There were also census schedules for the territories out West before they became states. The 1890 census was pretty much destroyed by fire and is not available for researching except for a few states.

Family history, however, broadens our understanding of who our ancestors were; how and where they lived, worked, and traveled; and how you can relate to them with a little better understanding of who you are. In other words, family history puts flesh on the skeleton of dates that genealogy uncovers. This would be rewarding not only for the individual researcher, but for all the family and would leave a legacy for future generations. S. bicentennial in 1976, and this was followed by Alex Haley's book, Roots.

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