Are you struggling to find families when searching census records on Ancestry.com? Do you think they must be in the census records but you simply cannot locate them? Do you wish there were more options available? If so, CenMatch may be the answer for you.
CenMatch is an easy to use Excel template that will help you find those hard-to-find families. The template is designed to match either 2 or 3 people that appear on the same census page together or a page following person # 1. You have the ability to Sort by Name, Birth Year, Census Parish, Census County or Matching records. It is then simply a matter of clicking on the icon to go to the page in question. It is the capability to quickly sort and filter hundreds of records that gives CenMatch its power.
The CenMatch template works with the following Ancestry.com databases:
1850 United States Federal Census
1860 United States Federal Census
1870 United States Federal Census
1890 United States Federal Census Fragment
1900 United States Federal Census
1861 Channel Islands Census
1871 Channel Islands Census
1881 Channel Islands Census
1891 Channel Islands Census
1901 Channel Islands Census
1861 England Census
1871 England Census
1881 England Census
1891 England Census
1901 England Census
1861 Isle of Man Census
1871 Isle of Man Census
1881 Isle of Man Census
1891 Isle of Man Census
1901 Isle of Man Census
1861 Wales Census
1871 Wales Census
1881 Wales Census
1891 Wales Census
1901 Wales Census
Of course, to make this work you do need to have a subscription to Ancestry.com and also have Microsoft Excel installed on your Windows computer. According to the program's web site, CenMatch has been tested with Excel 2000 and 2003. Other versions are not guaranteed.
CenMatch sells for $7.50 Australian dollars, approximately $5.75 in U.S. dollars. There is no trial or free version. Then again, an Excel spreadsheet that sells for this low price probably doesn't need a free introduction.
To read more about CenMatch or to order the program via a safe and secure shopping cart system, go to http://census.freewebpage.org/html/cenmatch.html