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Sunnyvale Voices

The Sunnyvale Public Library has been directed by the  Heritage Preservation Commission to collect stories from people of diverse ethnic backgrounds.    sunnyvale_voices

We have a small collection of videos available for the public to view on the Sunnyvale Public Library Youtube site.   We have enjoyed recording video stories.  Thus far we have stories of recent immigrants to Sunnyvale from India, Japan, Malaysia, Israel and Russia.   If you have a story you would like to tell please let us know.

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2010 Census Data Available, 1940 Individual Coming Soon

California 2010

The tabulations from the 2010 census are available and you can find them at several places on the internet.  

The Census Bureau has created a separate address for the 2010 data at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/.  This site makes it easy to look at some of the more interesting trends in the country such as The Older Population, Congressional Apportionment, and Regional shifts in population.

If you’d like more precision in locating 2010 data use the American FactFinder.  This interface allows you to create maps, download data for manipulation, and includes older data as well as economic and employment statistics to name just a couple.

One of the easiest ways to get data (the Census Bureau seems to enjoy creating websites and running words together) is QuickFacts.  By making a few quick selections you can get the new statistics on states, counties and cities of 5,000 or more people.  For instance you can quickly see that Sunnyvale grew 6.3% between 2000 and 2010 whereas California grew 10% in the same period.

But even more exciting to you genealogists out there, the National Archives and Records Administration will make individual records available from the 1940 census  on April 2.  Watch the brief video for more information and have fun looking up your family!

1940 Census

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Genealogy Resources

treeThursday, September 17, 2009, 3-4:30 p.m.

Learn about the Library’s genealogy database, Ancestry Library Edition and other online resources.  The course will cover content, basic searching, viewing, saving, and printing techniques. The class will be held in the Program Room and no registration is required.

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