Tuesday, May 31, 2011

U.S. Federal Census Records

People who want to learn about U.S. ancestors usually turn to census records for help. Censuses since 1850 list the names, ages, and occupations of all members of the household, as well as their relationship to the head of household. They often yield information leading to land, immigration, and military records. The question for genealogists today isn't whether to use census records, but where to find them. That's where the Family Search Research Wiki community comes in. To begin using the U.S. census to find your ancestors, visit the United States Census page. It links to pages that list the types of information available on each census. Click on the state links to go to pages that will lead you to the best sources of census records for each state. Be sure to leave feedback about what you find here, and share your experiences finding ancestors in the U.S. census. You'll find this and more at the Family Search Research Wiki.

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