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By Jan Mayer On the first U.S. census day (August 2, 1790), 17 United States marshals and around 650 assistants1 began the task of finding and recording the population of the United States. These were the first U.S. census takers.
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Juliana Tate, a young genealogist, and Sunny Morton, accomplished blogger and author, both contributed to the writing of this article. United States census records can reveal more of your family history than you may think! Learn where your relatives lived and with whom, about their work and schooling, when immigrant ancestors arrived and more. Here’s […]
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