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Stacking Up

By Rick Crume Premium

Books in Open Stacks Soundex Census Index US Federal Census Holdings Family Histories Microfiches Microfilms Online Catalog Periodicals Books Library
Complete 1790-1930: complete ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 49.813 291,259 26,000 volumes 2% 201,398 100% of books and periodicals, 0% of microforms 104,266
26,800 BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY Partial (primarily Southern states) 1790-1840: complete, 1850-1910: primarily Southern states, 1920-1930: partial 79.420 11,500 95% 2,121 72,300 volumes 100% coverage
69,500 1880-1920: complete 1790-1920: complete, 1930: partial, plus 1850-1860 slave schedules, 1850-1860 mortality schedules, 1850-1880 and 1890 veterans census 100% More than 15,000 CLAYTON LIBRARY CENTER FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH 95% of books, about 50% of periodicals, see Web site for microform, periodical, CD-ROM and map holdings 2,556 titles 71,520 book and periodical volumes 31,500 microfiches, 6,500 microcards
95% 52,000 Unknown 80,000 1880: complete, 1900-1930: partial More than 700 titles 90,000 book and periodical volumes Online library catalog covers 100% of books, but few other items. DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY(Genealogy Section only; not including Texas/ Dallas History and Archives Division) 1790-1930: complete
Counted with book volumes Counted with microfilms 85,000 microfilms, microfiches and microcards 60,000 DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Genealogy Collection only; not including Western History Collection) 98% 7,500 All open, except rare and valuable books 1880, 1900 and 1920: Colorado and New Mexico 1790-1880: complete, 1900-1920: states west of the Mississippi River, 1930: Colorado and New Mexico
6,000 volumes 33% DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY 50,000 65% coverage (only items added to the collection since 1991) 45,000 1790-1930: complete 1880-1920: Michigan and various other states 400,000 (includes some that are not strictly genealogical) 8,000
1790-1900 and 1920: complete, 1910 and 1930: partial on microfilm, plus online access to the complete census Unknown LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY 70% 1880, 1900 and 1920: complete, 1910 and 1930: partial Unknown 45,000 More than 10,000 More than 600 titles 100% (but not pamphlets and manuscripts)
22,000 MID-CONTINENT PUBLIC LIBRARY 100% Complete 45,000 1790-1930: complete 1,200 titles 250,000 90% coverage 60,000, plus 7,000 in the circulating collection
Counted with book volumes Unknown 1790-1810: complete, 1820-1930: New York and some for Connecticut, New Jersey and Puerto Rico on microfilm, plus online access to the complete census Unknown All relevant Soundexes THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 100% coverage of books and 90% coverage of periodicals 300,000 book and periodical volumes About 1% 45,000
1790-1920: complete, 1930: partial More than 12,000 1,500 titles 1880-1920: complete, 1930: partial More than 100,000 50,000 PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY 33% 100 coverage 250,000

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