United States Census

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See also ''[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22United+States%22&resultListItem=3 Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping]'' in the FamilySearch Learning Center. [[Image:United States flag.png|border|26px|United States flag.png]]  
 
See also ''[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22United+States%22&resultListItem=3 Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping]'' in the FamilySearch Learning Center. [[Image:United States flag.png|border|26px|United States flag.png]]  
  
=== Key U.S. Census Internet Links [[Image:American flags.jpg|thumb|right|150x120px|American flags.jpg]]  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ <font color="#0066cc">FamilySearch Historical Records</font>] free indexes &amp; images 1790-1940&nbsp;  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ <font color="#0066cc">FamilySearch Historical Records</font>] free indexes &amp; images 1790-1940&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.census.gov/ <font color="#0066cc">U.S. Census Bureau</font>] Free images of 1790 census for 12 states  
 
*[http://www.census.gov/ <font color="#0066cc">U.S. Census Bureau</font>] Free images of 1790 census for 12 states  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com <font color="#0066cc">Ancestry.com</font>] ($) indexes &amp; images 1790-1940  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com <font color="#0066cc">Ancestry.com</font>] ($) indexes &amp; images 1790-1940  
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*[http://www.censusrecords.com/ CensusRecords.com] ($) indexes &amp; images 1790-1940
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*[http://www.findmypast.com/ Findmypast.com] ($) indexes &amp; images 1790 - 1940
 
*[http://www.heritageQuestonline.com <font color="#0066cc">HeritageQuest</font>] ($) images 1790-1940 + a few indexes  
 
*[http://www.heritageQuestonline.com <font color="#0066cc">HeritageQuest</font>] ($) images 1790-1940 + a few indexes  
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/ <font color="#0066cc">Fold3.com</font>] ($) index &amp; images 1860 and 1930  
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/ <font color="#0066cc">Fold3.com</font>] ($) index &amp; images 1860 and 1930  
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Revision as of 23:12, 24 July 2013

United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png U.S. Census
U.S. Census Topics
Non-Population Federal Schedules
U.S. Census Types
Substitute Records
Other records that show where people lived are:

See also Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping in the FamilySearch Learning Center. United States flag.png

Key U.S. Census Internet Links
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Value of Censuses

A census is a count and description of the population of a country,state, county, or city. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to:

Contents of Federal Censuses

Historical Census Browser 1790-1960 (University of Virginia Library)





Federal Census Years




after 1940
1910
1870
1840
1810
1940
1900
1860
1830
1800
1930
1890
1850
1820
1790
1920
1880
     
Blank forms for each U.S. census year


Finding Census Records

Censuses in U.S. States

Censuses in U.S. Territories

Key Reference Sources

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

United States Census Population Schedules, 1890 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Things you can do

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