Posted by on 5 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, Company News, General, Record Collections

It’s day five of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown! Today, we’ve made our 1920 United States Federal Census, completely free for everyone to use. It’ll stay that way until October 15th.

The 1920 US Census is one of the largest collections on our site, with over 100 million names included. It’s also among the most useful, as it reveals several key details not included on UK censuses – such as the year each person arrived in the States, their native language and their parents’ places of birth.

When you find an ancestor in one of our records, you’ll want to make sure you don’t lose them again. A great way to keep track is to link records to relatives in your family tree. To do this, view the original record image, then click Save in the top-right corner. Select ‘Attach this record to your tree’, then simply choose which person you want to link it to and click Attach.

Come back tomorrow for free access to our Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954.

See all our free record collections this month.
* Each collection will become available to search for free from 7am BST on the relevant day.  All collections will be available to search until 12 midnight BST on 15 October 2011.  To view these records you will need to register for free with with your name and email address.