Government information and genealogy research
Government documents, whether housed in the collections of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) or available through free or subscription databases, can be valuable sources for genealogists. These resources might also be used by researchers exploring demographic trends or tracking down biographical details about individuals.
Related guides and resources
Excellent starting point for genealogy research
Can I look up an individual in the census?
Access to individual census records is available from 1790-1940. There is a 72-year restriction on access to individual census records, so records from 1950 will become available in 2022.
Genealogy databases (Yale subscriptions)
These subscription databases, restricted by IP address to Yale University, include government information and related documentation of interest to genealogists.
Additional genealogy resources