This is the user page for Charlene M. Pipkin, BA (family history) AG®. I provide genealogical research services through Genealogy Guide, a subsidiary of Ascend Ventures, LLC.
I'm thrilled that the FamilySearch wiki is available. Thanks for allowing me to contribute. Please be patient as I continue to learn.
Wiki To Do Items
These are the items that I found on the wiki that either I want to edit/create or that I'll suggest someone else gives attention to. If you've been asked to collaborate, please review the topic of interest and add to the "discussion" tab.
Online Population Schedule Indexes and Images
Some census indexes and images are available on free sites, some at paid sites, and some have access through library membership.
- FamilySearch Record Search is a free site with many every-name census indexes, some linked to census images which show every name listed and each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors. More census years are being added. Registered FamilySearch users can access 1880 census images by logging in and entering through the "Advanced Search" feature of FamilySearch. New collections are published frequently so you may want to bookmark this site and check back often.
- Census Finder and Census Online have links for the state of Michigan, then have links for each of the counties of Michigan, with a description of what you will find (indexes, transcriptions, or scanned copies). Some of the addresses are not current.
- Ancestry ($), a subscription Internet site, has indexes and images to available federal census population, veterans, slave, and mortality schedules from 1790 to 1930. They offer three editions: Ancestry Library Edition, available free at many libraries; Ancestry Institution, available at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers; and you can purchase your own subscription.
- Footnote ($), a subscription Internet site has indexes and images to the 1860 and 1930 censuses for some states.
- Heritage Quest Online is an Internet service available at selected libraries, has images to all available federal census population and slave schedules from 1790 to 1930, and indexes for many census years. Many libraries have subscriptions which allow access for their patrons outside of their library with a library card and password.
US Land and Property
- Explain federal land tract books and how to determine which film to search using a combination of Hone's county boundaries and the FHL catalog entry.
- Include both "general tips" and "state tips" within each state.
- Note that the state Archives has an incomplete divorce index, probate and tax indexes for some years/counties, and State Pennitentiary Index 1871-1973.
- Can/should "mining" or "occupations" be added as a topic?
- Link "legal ages" page to land, military, court, immigration, and vital records pages.
- Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania