- The National Archives NARAtions blog has a helpful post today for browsing 1940 census records (set for release in April 2012). When people werent home during the censustakers first pass, or were living in a hotel or other temporary location, enumerators would list them on separate pages. Youll find these pages at the end of the records for that enumeration district. So if youre browsing for your ancestors and dont find them, be sure to check the last pages of records for that district.
- More from the National Archives: The official dedication of this National Archives and Records Administrations new National Personnel Records Center at 1 Archives Drive north of St. Louis, Mo., will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. Read more about the new NPRC here.
- And still more: You now can get the archives lesson plans, Presidential Libraries’ podcasts and more through iTunes U. (iTunesU is part of the iTunes store that lets you access thousands of free lectures, videos, books and podcasts from institutions all over the world.) Right now, theres a selection of World War II films, Presidential historical documents and podcasts, and several “Inside the Vaults” videos.
- British subscription site Findmypast.co.uk published 1.3 million Manchester family history records in the Manchester Collection.
The records, provided by Manchester City Council’s Libraries, Information and Archives, include prison registers (1847-1881), industrial school admission and discharge registers (about 1866-1912), school admission registers (about 1870-1916), apprentice records (1700-1849), baptism and birth registers (1734-1920), cemetery and death records (1750-1968), marriage registers (1734-1808) and workhouse registers.