The following release was post on the MyHeritage Blog:
We’re proud to announce that the entire collection of U.S. Federal Censuses is now available on MyHeritage.
These censuses span every decade from 1790-1930 and complement the existing 1940 U.S. Census, which you can search for free on MyHeritage.
The collection is the nation’s largest and most important set of records including a huge searchable index and all scanned images of the original census documents, covering some 520 million names.
A page from the 1790 U.S. Census (click to zoom)
Historical records are invaluable to everyone interested in his or her family history. Census records are among the best records available as they document almost everyone in a given country during that year. They are a source of rich information about those individuals recorded, offering name, age, address, birthplace, members of household, occupation and education.
The US Federal census is conducted every 10 years. The censuses are released to the public after 72 years, which is why 1940 is the most recent census available for viewing. Finding a person in a census record often opens the door to additional discoveries. This collection helps people to step back in time as it provides a snapshot into the lives of our ancestors from 1790 to 1930. Here’s an infographic depicting life in America during this time:
Life in the USA 1790-1930 (click to zoom)
These indexed records are now available for you to search on SuperSearch – MyHeritage’s online digital archive. SuperSearch contains over 4 billion records, including birth, marriage, death, burial, military, immigration, yearbooks and the world’s largest collection of newspapers.
Elvis Presley in the 1940 census (click to zoom)
Our Record Matching technology has been unleashed on the new US census records, so you’ll automatically receive notifications about census records which match profiles in your family tree. Stay tuned for many exciting discoveries!
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