Saturday, June 11, 2016


Internet Genealogy 11:2 (June-July 2016) offers several articles of possible interest to our genealogists. Of special interest:

Online Genealogy Sources for Researching the Great Depression (pp.18-21): A discussion of some easily accessible records that can help you flesh out the lives of Depression-era (1929-1941) American ancestors. For example:
  • 1930 U.S. Census
  • 1940 U.S. Census
  • State census (1935 available for a few states)
  • School census (exist for a few states)
  • City directories and telephone books
  • Civilian Conservation Corps records
  • Farm Security Administration photos
  • Office of War Information photos
  • Historic American Buildings Survey
  • Federal Writers Project
  • State Emergency Relief Program database (OK)
  • Old Age Pension database (ID)
 The author provides a description of and URL for each of these potential genealogical gold mines.

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