Author: Sarah Rooker
Grade Level: 7-12
- Theme: Change and continuity in American democracy: ideas, institutions, events, key figures, and controversies
- Era: The development of modern America (1865 to 1920)
Were there immigrants in your community?
Go to: http://www.ancestry.com Sign up for the free 14-day trial
Click on “US Census Records” (the link is on the right)
Scroll down the page and choose a year
Under “Residence” put your town and state
Under “Birthplace” try:
or any other country you think might be relevant for the year you choose.
Click on “Search”
Ancestry will tell you how many people lived in your hometown were born in that particular country.