Since Laurelton Center generates a lot of conversation, I thought I’d post links to the US Federal Census for 1930 and 1940 for anyone to browse. The links are at Family Search, so it is free to review the census lists. I haven’t stumbled upon Laurelton Center in any earlier census lists, so if anyone out there has, please feel free to pass on those links.
Census Finder is a great resource for folks who can’t afford a paid subscription to the big genealogy guns like Ancestry but would still like to search through the US Federal Census. They provide links to census projects, some free, some not.
This link will take you to the listing for Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. After a recent inquiry into records for the Odd Fellows Orphanage, I thought this link might be helpful to the requester and others researching in Northumberland County.
You can easily get to the home page for Census Finders from the link if you would like to search a different county or even a different state.
Historic Pittsburgh is working on their own census project that will allow users to search for ancestors in the 1850-1880 US census for the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny City for census years 1850-1870. They also have boundaries maps available for viewing. It may be helpful to read over the Census help link on the Census Schedules home page. This is a worthwhile project for researchers with Pittsburgh roots.
While you are there, check out the many other digital archives they have to offer, such as photos, maps and videos!
Census Diggins is a free census and genealogy database website that has a surprising amount of links to genealogy information and some are broken down by state. It also has a handy surname search and a plethora of links to other genealogical sites. Drop by and have a browse or two or three. . .