US Federal Records Besides Census Records

Census records are the most popular United States federal records used by researchers. But there are others, including:

  • military records–service records and pension records
  • land records–military bounty lands, homestead claims, land sales
  • court records
  • passports

Some of these have been microfilmed and digitized. Others have not. Start with the National Archives website ( to learn more about these records.


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