Posted on March 11, 2012 by woodgensoc
What is the top self-described ancestral descendancy of Americans in the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey? It’s those Europeans from Germany according to compilation of data for a report today of Bloomberg News at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-06/u-s-ethnic-mix-boasts-german-accent-amid-surge-of-hispanics.html.
Information from the report included these results:
German, 49.8 million
African-American, 37.7 million
Irish, 35.8 million
Mexican, 31.8 million
English, 27.4 million
Italian, 17.6 million
Asian, 14.7 million
The report did not have full results of all European ancestry (specifying only three other countries: England, Ireland, and Italy) nor for all Hispanic ancestry (listing only Mexico). There was also no breakdown of African-American or Asian ancestral groups.
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Posted on August 30, 2011 by woodgensoc
Ancestry.com is offering free until Sept. 5 it’s immigration collection records. You can see more about the offer and what you have to do to access these free records by taking a look at this post from Randy’s Seaver‘s Genea-Musings blog.
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Posted on November 13, 2009 by woodgensoc
Back issues of Ancestry Magazine from 2004 to 2009 are now free to read online. Google Books is providing this and a number of other magazines’ back issues online for free.
An example of what you can find (in theMar-Apr 2004 issue on Page 25) is “Your Guide to Rootsweb” by Myra Vanderpool Gormley (also known as Dear Myrtle).
Also an option in the left hand column near the top is to view all magazines available through Google Books search.
You can find Ancestry Magazine’s entry page at http://books.google.com/books?id=IjgEAAAAMBAJ&rview=1&source=gbs_navlinks_s#all_issues_anchor
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