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Online Vermont indexes and images

1900-1940

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Vermont 
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Federal population schedules

Microfilm images

Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
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1930 and Soundex 1900 and Soundex 1870 and Soundex 1810 - 1840  
1920 and Soundex 1890 and Index Fragments 1860 1790  
     


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624 and Soundex T1278 1870 M593 1840 M704 1810 M252
1930 T 626 1900 T623 and Soundex T1076 1860 M653 1830 M19
1920 T625 and Soundex M1592 1880 T9 and Soundex T776 1850 M432  1820 M33




Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Vermont, click here

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Vermont

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Microfilm images

  • 1890 Veterans. United States. Census Office. 11th Census, 1890. Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0123. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1948. (Family History Library film 338264.)

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Vermont, click here.

State and colonial censuses

Vermont state and colonial censuses[8][9]
No state or colonial census was taken.
  • Jay Mack Holbrook, Vermont 1771 Census (Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1982)[FHL Book 974.3 X3h]. This source gives an alphabetical list showing name, year, residence, record type, and source. It also gives a reconstructed list of names compiled from records of first settlers, residents, petitioners, rioters, and landowners from 1761 to 1778.

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Vermont censuses, click here.

Why use a census?

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

More about censuses

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Sources and footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], not mentioned.
  9. Henry J. Dubester, State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948)[FHL Book 973 X23s; Fiche 6018062], 61.

 

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