is making 30 collections that were added or updated in 2012 available for free between December 26-29th.  Search these records for free.

The 1940 U.S. Census represents 134 million records that were indexed and are now searchable on (These records will be free on through 2013). Almost 9 out of 10 Americans have a relative in the 1940 Census, making this a great resource to start your family history journey.

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1940 United States Federal Census
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954
Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1957
California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1937
Canada, Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1857-1922
Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
Galveston, Texas, Jewish Immigration Records, 1901-1917
Lancashire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1911
Lancashire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986
Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936
London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930
New York, Naturalization Records, 1897-1944
New York, State Census, 1892
New Zealand, Maori Land Claims, 1858-1980
Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Immigration Records, Special Boards of Inquiry, 1893-1909
U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958
U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962
U.S., Buffalo Soldiers, Returns From Regular Army Cavalry Regiments, 1866-1916
U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960
U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958
U.S., Records of Aliens Pre-Examined in Canada, 1922-1954
U.S., World War II Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files, 1942-1948
UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927
United States, Atlantic Ports Passenger Lists, 1820-1873 and 1893-1959
War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815
Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004

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