A census can tell you a lot of things about your ancestors. You can learn the names of all the family members who lived in a household, their ages at the time, their state or country of birth, and their parent’s birthplaces.
In addition, a census can tell you the year your ancestor immigrated, their street address, their marriage status, occupation, the value of their home and personal belongings, and, in some cases, the crops that they grew.
FamilyTree.com has many articles about the census. Some are general, while others relate to a specific census year. Most articles are about the United States census, but a few focus on the census of other countries. This FamilyTree.com Tool Kit gives you a quick way to find that information.
1940 United States Census
1890 United States Census
Censuses Outside the U.S.
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