Census records are perhaps the first public record most genealogists use beyond vital records. Federal and state census records can provide valuable information on our ancestors as they record a variety of personal information including: head of household, address, number of children living, place of birth of the individual, place of birth of the parents, occupation, value of real and personal property, educational level, names of neighbors, and more. Beginning in 1790, the United States federal government began enumerating the population every ten years. By analyzing the information provided on census schedules we can learn more about our ancestors’ daily lives. From occupational information to marital status, census records provide a variety of information to help move our research ahead. The Using U.S. Census Records Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information to get you started on learning more these important records. This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.