The Interactive Census Project
See lives of people, not just names — only on Fold3.
Follow the progress by state
Choose the census years (1860, 1900, 1910, 1920 or 1930) and states you are interested in and receive an email when new images are added for your chosen states.
Share their story
Enrich census records with photos, documents, stories or other facts about a person. Learn more ›
This is how a record will look in the US Censuses on Fold3
Fold3’s US Federal Census Project takes a remarkable resource and makes it better for historians and genealogists by letting anyone quickly enrich it with photos, documents, stories or other facts about a person.
Show your relationship to family, friends and others—without creating an entire family tree. Learn more ›
Check the box to say you're related
Other sites require you to share an entire family tree to show your relationship.
On Fold3 it's different. Simply find your grandfather, mother or other relative and click "I'm Related." That way you'll improve your chances of connecting with others who can help tell the rest of their story.
Keep an eye on things
Click the “Add to Gallery” button and you’ll be notified when anything new has been added. Learn more ›
Watch to follow a person on the census
Click the “Add to Gallery” button and you’ll be notified when anything new has been added or changed to the person you are interested in.
Want to share what you’ve found or added? Just click the “Share” button or share with your friends on Facebook to see any census page. Your friends don't need to be Fold3 Members to view it when you share it.
I remember when…
Share your memories and see what others remember too. Learn more ›
Add your memories
What do you remember of your grandmother or father? Did they walk you to church on Sundays or sneak caramels into your hand when Mom and Dad weren’t watching?
Share your memories and see what others remember too.
Maps & Timeline
Shows all events on a Timeline and maps important locations of that person’s life. Learn more ›
Easily have a page about a person in minutes
Memories and photos added to a person in a census will automatically be attached to a Fold3 Person Page, which shows all events on a timeline and maps important locations of that person’s life. More details means your Person Pages will be more findable by search engines like Google and Yahoo.
Enrich a record by connecting other source documents to people. Learn more ›
Add related documents found on Fold3 or from your uploads
Connect any documents you have access to on Fold3—like city directories, naturalization documents, service records and newspapers—to your Person Pages.
Where can the census lead you?
A complete interactive census acts as a highway and provides you with other content found on Fold3. Learn more ›