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Genealogy and Family History

Đang chơi bàiLearn how to research your ancestors.

. These include:

  • from the Revolutionary War to the present

  • contain materials including:

    • State censuses

    • Đang chơi bàiNative American records

    • Pioneer certificates

  • The U.S. Census Bureau will provide  to the person named in the record or their legal heir.

  • Đang chơi bài can help you find burial locations of veterans.

  • Đang chơi bàiThe Department of the Interior provides a guide to .

  • has a . Search it to find family members who entered the United States through the famous port.

  • The . They can help you refine your research skills and find new sources.

  • provides data about the nation’s people and economy. Every 10 years, it conducts the Population and Housing Census, in which every resident in the United States is counted. The agency also gathers data through more than 100 other surveys of households and businesses every one to five years. You can explore the results of the surveys or find popular quick facts.

    The 2020 Census is currently underway. Find out where and how to respond to the 2020 Census.

    How is data from the census used?

    Your responses can help determine how much funding your local community will receive for public services. Census population data is used to divide among the 50 states. It can also be used to draw boundaries for state legislative and school districts.

    Besides using census data for the benefit of public services, you can also use it for . To protect the privacy of people who respond to the U.S. Census, all records are kept confidential for 72 years. Find out what genealogical information is available and where you can access it.

    What statistics can I get from the census?

    Get population and demographic information about the country, individual states, and more:

    Đang chơi bàiView for the most popular topics.

    • Đang chơi bàiZoom in and sort census data with .

    • Đang chơi bàiSee U.S. and world population estimates changing live with the .

    • Đang chơi bàiView to understand population change over time.

    How can I see the results of the census?


    • Examine .

    • Focus on the .

    • Review all of the surveys and their data conducted by the Bureau:

    Do I have to respond to the census?

    Đang chơi bàiBy law, everyone is required to be counted in the census. If you don’t respond, the U.S. Census Bureau will follow up with you in person by visiting your home. 

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    Last Updated: May 26, 2020