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The 1800 Census was taken beginning 4 Aug 1800 for 9 months. The following information, in addition to the name of the head of the household, was recorded by the census taker:
- Free white males under 10
- Free white males 10-16
- Free white males 16-26
- Free white males 26-45
- Free white males 45 and over
- Free white females under 10
- Free white females 10-16
- Free white females 16-26
- Free white females 26-45
- Free white females 45 and over
- Others free except Indian
1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf
The 1800 census can be used to:
- Identify locality
- Distinguish target family from others of same name
- Help determine family size
- Locate possible relatives with same name
- Identify neighbors
- Identify slaveholders
- Identify name variations
- Free men of color listed as head of household
- Slaves in age group by name of owner
1790-1840 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html
Unique Features and Problems
- Age brackets were split up into 5 categories
- No printed form or paper provided #Some lists were rearranged to place names in alphabetical order (will be unable to tell neighbors).
- Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.
- Indians that were not taxed were not included.
States and Territories Covered
|States Covered||States Missing|
| Maine (part of Massachusetts)
Maryland (inc. District of Columbia)
Virginia (inc. West Virginia)
(May have some type of substitute list or an area covering a county)
Where to Find the Records
The 1800 Federal Census is available online.
- 1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf
- 1790-1840 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html
1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)
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