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Research Guides@Tufts

Family History & Genealogy

Getting Started

Use the resources on this page to get started with family history research. Included here are guides to conducting family history research, information about and links to Census data, and much more.

How to Guides

United States Census & Immigration: Records and Guides

Census and Immigration Records:

Tools for using Census and Immigration Records:

Interviewing and Home Sources

Selection of African-American Resources

Genealogy Research

Citing Your Sources

Modified QuickSheet - Elizabeth Shown Mills: (Mills, Elizabeth Shown. QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 2007.)

"Year United States Federal Census," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed Day Month Year), entry for Name, City, County, State.

1880 United States Federal Census," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 January 2010), entry for Melichor Reik, Evart, Osceola, Michigan.

Bibliography form:

"1880 United States Federal Census." Database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2010.

Full Footnote:

1. "1880 United States Federal Census," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 January 2010), entry for Melichor Reik, Evart, Osceola County, Michigan.

Short or subsequent note:

11. "1880 U.S. Federal Census," Ancestry.com database entry for Melichor Reik, Evart, Osceola Co., Michigan.