1940 Census index is complete!

September 11, 2012 by  

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The index is complete, come take a look! Remember when you were at an amusement park and saw the sign “you must be this tall…?”  Well, you must be this old (72 years or older) to find yourself in this census.  After its’ closure for 72 years it’s finally released to the public.  The census is taken every 10 years and kept private for 72 years (average lifespan when the law was enacted).  You can only browse right now but soon … Continue reading

1940 Census Index available now!

September 11, 2012 by  

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The index is complete, come take a look! Remember when you were at a park and saw the sign “you must be this tall…?”  Well, you must be this old (72 years or older) to find yourself in this census.  After its’ closure for 72 years it’s finally released to the public.  The census is taken every 10 years and kept private for 72 years (average lifespan when the law was enacted).  You can only browse right now but soon you’ll … Continue reading

Enhancements coming to Fold3 database

July 25, 2012 by  

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We are pleased to announce that in the next few days, some important enhancements will become part of yourFold3 search experience: Filtering The most significant change to the Fold3 user interface involves the ability to filter on the key facets that customers have requested:  Documents Categories and Titles in the left column; Dates, States, and Added in the Past (how recently the document was added to the collection) in the center column. It will also be much easier to decide to include or … Continue reading

Updated Ashland Cemetery Database

June 13, 2012 by  

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We recently updated the Ashland Cemetery Database through March of this year. This is an updated database from the Cemetery Office.   Here’s a link on our site: http://db.thebookplace.org/search/ashland.htm  

Kentucky Confederate Pension Records Now Available

April 10, 2012 by  

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From KDLA: Historic Confederate pension applications now available online     The complete collection of Confederate Pension Application files is now available in a digital format on the KDLA website, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The applications are searchable by name, unit and county, and provide invaluable information to genealogists, local historians, and anyone interested in Civil War history.  The files are available at the Confederate Pension search page. The Confederate Pension Act was passed by the … Continue reading

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