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This guide lists and describes resources that can be used for genealogical research. Use the tabs to navigate.


The Census has a 72-year rule, which means the US Government does not release personally identifiable information in the Census for 72 years.  Until then, all of the data is lumped together in charts and graphs.  

Start your search with someone who was born on or before 1950. 

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Indigenous Genealogy