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Use surname distribution maps to help locate areas where ancestors may have lived.
Maps of Surname Distribution in 1840, 1880, and 1920 based on the U. S. census.
Follow your surname through the different years of the United States census. You can trace the migration pattern of families with your surname which may give you an idea where to begin searching for your family history records.
These maps are based on US census records.
You can follow your family over time by reading the actual census. The census will give you facts about your ancestor's place of birth, immigration, residence in the US, and occupation. Learn what else you can find out about your family history from the U.S. census.
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