1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 3, 2019 12:20 PM by yedeker

    Is the digitized 1860 U.S. Census copyrighted?

    Newbie

      Are the digitized copies of the 1860 U.S. Census that are available on FamilySearch copyrighted? Can they be used royalty-free with attribution to NARA and FamilySearch?

        • Re: Is the digitized 1860 U.S. Census copyrighted?
          Newbie

          No. The 1860 census is not copyrighted. And the digitized image should be attributed to where you found it; a good citation for Ancestry or Family Search would be:

           

          1870 U.S. Census, County, State, population schedule, Post Office, page # (note whether it's penned or stamped), dwelling #, family #, line #,  Name of person; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 October 2019); citing NARA microfilm publication #, roll #.

           

          If you find the image at the National Archives - the NARA has its own preferred citation format, and you should follow that.