Tracing Immigrants Origin Census

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Although census records exist in Continental Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, they generally do not have indexes as do United States census records. The following census indexes are now available on the Internet:

In many countries, censuses usually cover fairly small areas if they exist at all. They can be used to identify or eliminate possible places an emigrant might have lived. The national portals and research outlines describe the availability of censuses and indexes for various countries.