The American Family Through Time

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on October 1, 2012

american-family-through-time.jpgOctober is Family History Month! To celebrate, we here at Archives put together "The American Family Through Time," an interactive guide showing how family life has changed from 1790 to 2010. With this guide based on information in the Federal census, you'll learn about family size, education, occupations, and lots of fun facts about the census.

Along with "The American Family Through Time" is our new page "Census Questions by Decade." This quick guide lists all of the questions asked in each Federal census. What started with five questions in 1790 became 53 questions in 2000! This is a great reference as your family history journey takes you through the census.

Celebrate Family History Month by finding your family in the census and learning more about your family — and the American family — through time!

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