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The 1790 United States census contains very limited information about individual family members, especially compared to later censuses, but it can tell you: the full name of one of your ancestors (the head of household).

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1790 census records lists the names of heads of households, with marks representing the number of people in each category in the household. The full count for your ancestor’s household could include visitors, servants, relatives, and of course, the members of the immediate family.

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