Frequently asked questions

A collection of the most frequently asked questions and replies regarding the new website. 

Abbreviations and special signs

When registering sources, we have at times employed special signs and abbreviations. Here you can find a list of the most common abbreviations and signs.

Discussion forums

A guide to the forums: how to register, retrieve a lost password, publish a post, etc. 

Find source

Read more about how you can use the function Find source in order to customize your search. You will also find a good overview over our digitized sources.


Read more about the different ways of performing a search in the Digital Archives. 

Hit lists and tables

An introduction to how to read the hit list and tables, as well as how to navigate from one page to another.


A guide to how to notify us about possible mistakes in the 1910 census. 

Source information

Find information about the 1910 and 1865 censuses. Find links to and information about scanned sources. 

Scanned archives

Various guides to the scanned archives.