United States Federal Census Records


United States Federal Census Records

Learn about why and when the census was started and its importance to your research.

What You Will Learn

The United States Federal Census gives us a snapshot of the neighborhood of our ancestors. The census lists, also called scheduled, were taken every ten years by the Federal Government, beginning in 1790. It is one of the easiest ways to locate when and where an ancestor lived, and to follow their migration over time.


For forty years, Peggy Lauritzen has been a frequent lecturer at Family History seminars and conferences. She tested through ICAPGen to become an Accredited Genealogist, a credential she has maintained for twenty-five years.

Recently retired as a featured columnist in Reminisce magazine, she has written several Legacy QuickGuides, and has filmed as an instructor for Ancestry Academy. In 2018, she was honored to be awarded Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society and received the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. She is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists.

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United States Federal Census Records

20 Aug, 20247:00pm EDT1 hour

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