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MyHeritage: All US census records now available!

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 already 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.

Start searching the censuses now

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!

The new records include the remaining fragments of the 1890 US Federal Census which was mostly destroyed in a fire.

A page from the 1890 U.S. Census (click to zoom)

Translated into 40 languages, MyHeritage is the only company to deliver discoveries from the US censuses to a global audience. We're focused on bringing worldwide content to our international audiences, so expect to see significant record collections from many countries being added in the near future and beyond.

New information revealed in the censuses automatically triggers a domino effect of new discoveries within the MyHeritage global network of family trees and records. A summary of the record can be viewed for free, and users can choose between affordable pay-as-you-go credits or a data subscription for full, unlimited access to all historical content.

A page from the 1910 U.S. Census (click to zoom)

If your family includes people who lived in the US during these years - and this holds true for many of our users - you will be able to find them here, learn more about them, and perhaps discover additional family members you didn't know about previously.

We invite you to search our database to find new discoveries which will add character and personality to your family legacy.

If you make any interesting discoveries, please share your success story with us, by emailing it to stories@myheritage.com.

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Comments (11) Trackbacks (3)
  1. trying to find phil murphy born 1921 died 1988
  2. I am looking for proof that thomas Wood Gleaves was the son of James Robinson Gleaves. I need written historical proof for DAR membership.
  3. looking for family members
  4. Great to have this Site
  5. I wish you all the luck in finding your loved ones. I am having a wonderful time discovering exciting things about my heritage. I want to build a Thomas family Crest for the Thomas family tree site.
  6. trying to find census of phil murphy born 1821 died 1988
  7. Searching for family from Puckett family who settled in and around Fulton , Graves and Hickman county Kentucky. My father was Gaylon Verble Puckett, son of Horace H and Pearl Puckett. I think that he was actually born in or around Dukedom Tennessee. Thank you ahead of time.
  8. Looking for Peter Lehman's family, he was born in 1804 Lancaster County, PA. Peter married Elizabeth Gilbert, born in 1807, in Lebanon, PA in 1827. Peter died in 1869, in Darke County, Ohio.
  9. james/jim robinsonl looking for my grandfather that was in ok. 1910 census craig county, ok. with my grandmother his daughte: inease robinson and son : thomas robinson.
    looking for his parents names
  10. I' m looking for my father Charlie Bell he was last known to be in Indianola Miss in the 1940's he was married to Clytee Mary Wilson they were farmers
  11. Kathy felt believe we are related

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