What did your ancestors do for a living? How did they support their families? Learning your ancestors’ occupations can help paint a richer picture of their lives — and one of the best resources for discovering occupations is census records.
We’re pleased to announce that in honor of Labor Day, from August 30–September 6, 2022, we are offering free access to all U.S. census records.
The United States has conducted a census of its population every 10 years since 1790. MyHeritage offers the full set of currently available U.S. census records from 1790 to 1950, including high-resolution scans. These records offer important snapshots of the lives of people living in the United States throughout its history. Censuses are particularly valuable in that they can help you watch the lives of your ancestors unfold as they move from location to location, get married or divorced, have children, or change careers. They often include important details on each person’s occupation, including their trade and industry.
Records on MyHeritage are always free to search, but to view the records, you generally need a paid Data or Complete plan. This week, however, all U.S. census records are completely free for all to access and enjoy.
The Census Helper
Before you dive in, have you tried the Census Helper yet? The Census Helper is a free tool that scans your family tree and automatically produces a list of individuals in your family who are likely to have been included in a given census. The tool works for all major censuses from the United States, Canada, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Denmark, and Norway.
You can check out this Knowledge Base article to learn more about how to use it: Jump-start Your 1950 Census Research With Census Helper
This offer ends September 6, so don’t wait — search U.S. censuses on MyHeritage now for free!
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