Archives: July 2012

Breaking News: Use Google to Search in 1940 Census

I just discovered something interesting: You can use Google to search in Ancestry.com’s version of the 1940 Census database. I was searching for information on my uncle, Wallace Dingman, using Google, and up popped a hit on his 1940 census record in Buffalo, New York. It actually was the No. 4 hit in the list

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Ancestry.com Discovers President Obama Related to First Documented Slave in America

The latest press release (see below) from Ancestry.com describes how staff research connects our first African-American president to the first African slave in the American Colonies. The connection is on his white mother’s side. PROVO, UTAH – July 30, 2012 – A research team from Ancestry.com (NASDAQ:ACOM), the world’s largest online family history resource, has

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