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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.