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U.S. State Records:
The Other Censuses

Do you have U.S. ancestors you’re trying to find? Federal census records are a great way to discover your American roots. But are you familiar with state census records and the information they have to offer? Read more about how and when state census records were taken and link to the state censuses Ancestry has to offer, including some newly released censuses from Wisconsin and Kansas.

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In This Issue:
New at Ancestry.ca
Finding Photos on Ancestry.ca
Digging in Directories
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Canadian Soldiers of WWI
This collection contains an index to the attestation papers of men enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) of World War I. Canadian soldier records indicate the recruit's name and address, next-of-kin, date and place of birth, occupation and previous military service and distinguishing physical characteristics. Learn more.

British Army WWI Pension Records
The first release of the second-most-viewed collection at the National Archives is here. This collection contains British pension records for soldiers who served in WWI. Last names beginning with A and B are now available.

British Phone Books 1880–1984
Recently updated, this collection contains names from British phone books published between 1880, the year after the public telephone service was introduced to the UK, and 1984. The database currently contains 772 phone books. Search British phone books now.

Family History Sites Introduced
Ancestry is wrapping up every Member Tree into its own Family History Site—a homepage dedicated to your family history. The focus is on creating rich memories, rather than just focusing on names and dates. Learn more about the new Family History Sites surrounding your Member Trees.

Two Tabs Merge: Family Trees and My Ancestry
The Family Trees tab on Ancestry.com is being phased out. All information previously found on the Family Trees tab will now be located under the My Ancestry tab.

In the News: The Al Sharpton and Strom Thurmond Connection
Megan Smolenyak, the chief family historian at Ancestry.com, made news when she discovered that minister and civil rights activist Al Sharpton’s great-grandfather was a slave laborer for relatives of the late segregationist senator, Strom Thurmond. Read more about the discovery on Ancestry.ca.

Check out 24/7 Family History Circle, an online forum where you can see what people are saying about family history topics and voice your own opinion.

View a list of all the new and updated databases.


Finding Photos on Ancestry.ca

Have you jumped on the picture bandwagon? Thousands of members are adding searchable photos to their Member Trees—and finding photos of their ancestors submitted by others. Read the success story of an Ancestry.ca member who located a photo of his great-great-grandfather online.



Digging in Directories
Directories, like the recently updated British Phone Books 1880–1884, were the precursors to the modern-day phone book. They contain names, phone numbers, and addresses kept by cities, businesses, church groups, and clubs. Learn more about these important resources at the Directories and Member Lists Learning Center.


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