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WRA 101 (Hooker): Manuscript & Genealogy

Dr. Clarence Hooker's sections

Genealogy Resources

For the Manuscript Census, click on Ancestry Library Edition below and choose (on the right side) the US Federal Census Records.  This version of the census has handwritten entries on every person counted by the census enumerators.

Manuscript Census Sample, 1930


1930 census manuscript



1930 manuscript census


Sample Results 1920



Sample Search limiting by name and place of residence, 1940:

screenshot 1940 census


Searching for someone by place of birth (not by name):

World War I Registration


Among the many military records available, look for the database, "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

finding military records in ancestry



Here is an example:  You can see it is two small pages.  The digital images were made from old photographs of the original records.

World War 1 Draft Registration

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