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This week FamilySearch anounced it has added indexes to Scottish censuses for 1881
and 1891 to its free collections at FamilySearch.org.
It also added new records and/or indexes for Canada, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
Guatemala, Italy, Peru, Portugal, Scotland and the United States. You can get
details on the updates and link to the updated collections here.
Archives.com is sharing another one of its neat infographics—this one about California
in the 1940 census. You’ll learn interesting tidbits such as: The state had a population
of 6.9 million, Betty White was an 18-year-old in Los Angeles, and a new Plymouth
Coupe cost $645. You
can see the infographic on the Archives.com blog.
An online name index is now available for the service records of 320,000 WWI airmen
in Britain’s Royal Air Force (formed in 1918) and its forebears, the Royal Flying
Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. Read
about the index here and in this
post on the archives’ blog.
I didn’t find any search instructions, so the method I discovered by trial and error
is going to the
archives’ catalog and selecting the All Collections tab. Click the More Options
link, then scroll down in that window and check the Air Force box under Military.
Type a name into the search box and click the magnifying glass. You might need to
use the filters on the left to limit your results to the AIR (Air Ministry and Royal
Air Force) collection.
To browse, go to this
page on the British national archives website. Officers’ records are arranged
by name; airmen records are arranged by service number. Also see this
guide to finding records of airmen in the Royal Air Force.