US census records go beyond those familiar schedules listing your ancestors. Learn how to find and use the variety of special censuses, which recorded more details on farmers, business owners, the recently deceased, American Indians and others.
Can’t find someone in the census? Browsing schedules for the place he lived can help you pull his name off the pages. Here’s how to do it on the biggest genealogy websites.
Learn how census enumeration district maps can be useful to your research, and get tips for finding and reading these maps.
Your complete guide to finding and using your ancestors' US census records in your genealogy research.
Try these genealogical resources for researching US ancestors before the first federal census in 1790.
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Several websites offer 1940 census record images for free, with indexes being added state by state. Here's a quick look at the record viewers and indexing progress of each state.
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Find out the date of the first surviving federal census for each US state.