We have updated our group pages to be more useful and efficient for new and experienced members. These group pages can help you quickly find individual data collections that share a common characteristic such as census records from a single country. For example, you can access all the US Federal Censuses from the US Federal Census Collection page. All of the United Kingdom and Canadian censuses are organized similarly.
The forms have not changed. We only updated the content around the forms. Below is an example of the US Federal Census group page:
The group pages contain:
- A search form
- A list of data collections below the form
- Help links
- Introduction text to describe the group, explanations of typical data found in the group, and historical context
- A sample image of a famous person or place that is included in the group
You can also access them from the left side of our Census and Voter lists page :
These pages give us the capability to group different collections together in a way that makes some topical search strategies easier. We hope you find the improved formatting and access to these pages helps make your searches more efficient. We are expecting to make more of these available throughout the year.