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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)
CensusRecords.com identifies: Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana Territory, Mississippi Territory and Northwest Territory (Only Washington County records from the Northwest territory survive)
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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