Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Records, Records, Records

I have been a member of for nearly 2 years and in that time I have been collecting and downloading the Federal and State census records for reference in our family genealogy. I have posted those individual records that pertain to our family on my digital library, located at

You will find the census records located under family surnames. For example, if you are looking for a surname of Johnson, you can locate our Johnson family relatives under the "Records - Census - Johnson" album. These files are high resolution images that allow you to peer into the past and see your ancestors from as far back as the 1790s (in some cases).

As of June 4 2008, the list of census documents if nearly 375. The list is shown at the bottom.

Each census image is stored as a filename that includes the year, family name, head of household, and location. Unfortunately, the filename is not searchable (in picasaweb) at this time, so you need to do the following.

Go to the surname folder and select the first image.
At the right, you will see some photo information, example
  • Photo 1 of 6
  • Records - Census - Shriver
  • Jun 3, 2008
  • 1525×1600 pixels – 769KB

Select the link "more info" and you should get further details on the image, including the filename and other details about the image. Now you can scroll through the images and find the "family head of household" you are looking for.

  • Photo 1 of 6
  • Records - Census - Shriver
  • Jun 3, 2008
  • 1525×1600 pixels – 769KB
  • Filename: 1900_shriverjohn_kansas_atchison_benton_district12.jpg
  • Camera: n/a
  • Model: n/a
  • ISO: n/a
  • Exposure: n/a
  • Aperture: n/a
  • Focal Length: n/a
  • Flash Used: n/a
  • Latitude: n/a
  • Longitude: n/a

In case you find yourself overwhelmed by this task, send me an email of who you are looking for and I can point you in the right direction (assuming I have it).


Surname # of Census Records
Adams 4
Bohr 1
Buchanan 4
Ellis 9
Foy 127
Harper 10
Harvey 1
Heitman 12
Johnson 54
Konen 8
Leabo 3
Maloney 32
McGinley 2
McKenzie 4
McKibben 13
Milner 23
Sanders 13
Seyler 2
Shriver 6
Stinnett 1
Strauss 2
Streff 6
Todd 1
Vencill 3
Weber 25
Wood 7
Yahn 2
Total 375

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