Genealogy and Family History

Learn how to research your ancestors.

Research Ancestors and/or Descendants (Genealogy)

Historical and government records can help you trace your heritage and build your family tree. The following resources may help with genealogical and family research:

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U.S. Census Data and Statistics

The United States Census Bureau provides data about the nation’s people and economy. Every 10 years, it conducts the Population and Housing Census, in which every resident in the United States is counted. The agency also gathers data through over 100 other surveys of households and businesses every one to five years. You can explore the results of the surveys or find popular quick facts.

Frequently Requested Statistics from the U.S. Census

Get population and demographic information about the country, individual states, and more:

Research U.S. Census Survey Results

Explore a variety of data:

Other Popular U.S. Census Information

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