This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry back to the 1870 Census. During the course of the video, we will introduce you to a vast array of different types of records you can access online.
With the exception of 15 minutes, the video doesn’t have audio. The text is pretty self-explanatory. And we figured rather than annoy you with background music we like…you can watch the video to music that you like.
The second video in this series will cover how to research your enslaved ancestors.
The third video will cover how to research your ancestors who were free people of color.
Links that appear in this video:
Pullman & Porter Railway Records
Popular shortened versions of first names
State census register: state & county censuses located at the Family History Library
US Penitentiary Records 1875-1963
Black Sheep Ancestors
Historic Prison Index (i.e. Alcatraz)
Intriguing Old Hospital and Asylum Records Can Be Researched Online for Free
Find A Grave
Buffalo Soldier Records:
Civil War Pension Applications https://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/resources
Korean War Records
Oklahoma & Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes 1898-1914
Oklahoma & Indian Territory, Dawes census Lands for the
5 Five Civilized Tribes 1898-1914