Census Searches in Ancestry LE

Are you looking for a census of any country? While Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) does not have a census for every country, it is easy to figure out what census info they do have. Just do this search (case does not matter):

CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census canada (23 hits)

We get the following results for some other foreign countries:

CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census germany (18 hits)
CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census england (9 hits)
CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census france (6 hits)
CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census australia (5 hits)
CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census norway (4 hits)
CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census mexico (1 hit)

1930 Population Schedule (NARA.gov photo)
1930 Population Schedule (NARA.gov photo)

If you’re looking for census info for this country, you’ll need to do three searches:

CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census u.s (13 hits)
CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census united states (16 hits)

Wait—isn’t that only two searches, you rightly point out? Yes, those two searches will find federal censuses. If you are looking for a census conducted by a state of its own people, do this search:

CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census state (43 hits)

You can add the name of a state to narrow things down:

CARD CATALOG—TITLE: census state new york (8 hits)

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