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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Alaska|Alaska]]  >  [[Alaska_Census|Census]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alaska|Alaska]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alaska_Census|Census]]''  
  
== Available and Lost Census Schedules  ==
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| valign="middle" | <center><font size="+1">'''Tips'''</font></center>
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*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
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*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
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*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
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*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
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*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Alaska Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
  
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="9" | '''ALASKA:&nbsp; Existing and Lost Federal and Territorial Census Schedules'''<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987)[{{WorldCat|16509993}}; [[Family History Library|FHL]] Book 973 X2th], 24-25, Ann S. Lainhart, ''State Census Records'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[{{WorldCat|26517040}}; [[Family History Library|FHL]] Book X2Lai], 15-16, and Emily Anne Croom, ''The Genealogists Companion and Sourcebook, 2nd ed.'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2003)[{{WorldCat|52030949}}], 164. Digitized by Google Book at http://books.google.com/books?id=oOG1KwbI8M4C&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;pg=PA164. </ref>
 
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Exact Date'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Population Schedules'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Veterans'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Mortality'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Agricultural'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Industrial'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Defective'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Indian'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Social Statistics'''
 
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| align="left" | '''1930''' Apr 1
 
| align="center" | Exist
 
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| align="left" | '''1920''' Jan 1
 
| align="center" | Exist
 
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| align="left" width="24%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1917''' May 31&nbsp;'''Territorial'''
 
| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="8" | St. Paul, and St. George Islands only
 
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| align="left" | '''1914''' Jun 30&nbsp;'''Territorial'''
 
| align="left" colspan="8" | St. Paul, and St. George Islands only
 
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| align="left" width="12%" | '''1910''' Apr 15
 
| align="center" | Exist
 
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| align="center" | Exist
 
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| align="left" width="20%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1904-1907 Territorial'''
 
| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="8" | St. Paul, and St. George Islands only
 
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| align="left" | '''1900''' Jun 1
 
| align="center" | Exist
 
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| align="left" width="20%" | '''1890-1895&nbsp;Territorial'''
 
| align="left" colspan="8" | Pribiloff Islands only
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1890''' Jun 2
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Lost'''
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Lost'''&nbsp;
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | -
 
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| align="left" | '''1885 Territorial'''
 
| align="left" colspan="8" | Cape Smyth, and Point Barrow only
 
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| align="left" | '''1881&nbsp;Territorial'''
 
| align="left" colspan="8" | Sitka only
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1880''' Jun 1
 
| align="center" width="16%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | no census taken
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | -
 
| align="center" width="10%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | not taken
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | not taken
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | not taken
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | not taken
 
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | not taken
 
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| align="left" | '''1880''' Apr '''Territorial'''
 
| align="left" colspan="8" | Sitka only
 
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| align="left" | '''1879''' Oct '''Territorial'''
 
| align="left" colspan="8" | Sitka only, excluding natives (391 pop.)
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1878&nbsp;Territorial'''
 
| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="8" | Unalaska,&nbsp;Aleutian Islands,&nbsp;mainland Aleut villages of Belkofski, Micholayevsk, and Protassof (Morzhovoi) only
 
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| align="left" | '''1870''' Jun 1
 
| align="center" width="15%" | no census taken
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | not taken
 
| align="center" | not taken
 
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| align="center" | not taken
 
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| align="left" | '''1870 Territorial'''
 
| align="left" colspan="8" | Sitka only
 
 
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=== Online Alaska indexes and images  ===
  
== Availability  ==
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{{Census Online Alaska}}
  
'''1900 and 1920'''—Free Internet census indexes to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. The 1900 shows every name listed on the census; the partial 1920 index in not yet complete, but will eventually show every name. The 1900 index is also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
  
'''1900-1930 Census--'''The Family History Library has the U.S. federal censuses for Alaska for 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. They are also available online at Ancestry:&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com] .&nbsp;Federal census records are found&nbsp;at the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The United States Research Outline provides more detailed information about these records.&nbsp;
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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
== Historical Background  ==
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''
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| 1940 N/A
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| {{FHL|652069|title-id|disp=1910 and Soundex}}
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| {{FHL|1037564|title-id|disp=1930}}
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| {{FHL|646973|title-id|disp=1900 and Soundex}}
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| {{FHL|558342|title-id|disp=1920&nbsp;and Soundex}}
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'''1959--'''Alaska became a state.&nbsp;
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== Indexes  ==
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''
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| 1940 N/A
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-03.html#alaska 1910 T624]&nbsp;
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| [http://1930census.archives.gov/stateSearch.asp 1930 T626]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-02.html#alaska 1900 T623]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-02.html#alaska Soundex T1031]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-09.html#alaska 1920 T625]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-06.html#alaska Soundex M1597]
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'''1870-1907 Indexes--'''Miscellaneous censuses of parts of the Aleutian Islands have been indexed in:
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====  ====
  
*&nbsp;Jackson, Ronald Vern. ''Alaska Census Records, 1870-1907. ''Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1976. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=214840&disp=Alaska+census+records%2C+1870%2D1907%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 979.8 X22j]).
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book ====
  
'''1900 and 1920'''—Free Internet census indexes to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Alaska, [[Alaska Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]  
  
'''1900, 1920 Indexes--'''Soundex (phonetic) indexes are available on microfilm for the 1900 and 1920 censuses.
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== Special Censuses ==
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=== Federal non-population schedules ===
  
Alaska does not have mortality or other special censuses.
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==== Online indexes and images  ====
  
== State Censuses  ==
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*Ancestry.com, "1890 Veterans Schedules" at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8667 (accessed 10 February 2010). Index '''''should''''' includes naval vessels in Alaskan waters, but this is uncertain.
  
'''1870--'''State census records are available.
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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
'''1878--'''State census records are available. '''<br>'''
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'''Federal [http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/nonpopulation/alaska.html#desc Non-Population Census Microfilms] Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''  
  
'''1879--'''State census records are available. <br>
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*1929 Agriculture
  
'''1881--'''State census records are available. <br>
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:Farms and Ranges
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:Livestock not on Farms and Rangers
  
'''1885--'''State census records are available. <br>
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
'''1887--'''State census records are available. <br>
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'''1890 Veterans.''' A census of Union veterans on naval vessels in Alaskan waters.  
  
'''1890-1895--'''State census records are available. <br>
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*Ronald Vern Jackson, et. al., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11149613 1890 U. S. Vessels and Navy Census Index: Special Schedule of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and of Union Veterans of the Civil War]'' (Salt Lake City: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1983)[{{FHL|263421|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 X22j 1890}}].
  
'''1904-1907--'''State census records are available. <br>
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=== State and Territorial Censuses  ===
  
'''1914--'''State census records are available.  
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Alaska took censuses in the years between the federal censuses, the dates listed in the chart. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.  
  
'''1917--'''State census records are available. <br>
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For a list of available Alaska Territory censuses, [[Alaska Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>  
  
== Territorial Censuses ==
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=== Existing and lost censuses ===
  
'''1870-1880 Territorial Census--'''In addition to the federal censuses, the 1870 and 1880 territorial censuses of Sitka have been published (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=47626&disp=Census+of+Sitka%2C+Alaska+Territory++ film 982047]). These censuses include information on the entire household.&nbsp;
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For a list of available and missing Alaska censuses, [[Alaska Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
== Web Sites&nbsp; ==
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=== Why use a census? ===
  
'''1900 and 1920'''—Free Internet census indexes to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.  
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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.  
  
Ancestry:&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com]
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=== More about censuses  ===
  
Heritage Quest Online:&nbsp; [http://www.heritagequestonline.com http://www.heritagequestonline.com]  
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:
  
Census Online:&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.census-online.com/links/AK/ http://www.census-online.com/links/AK/]  
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:*[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
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:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
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:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
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:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
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:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
  
Access Genealogy:&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/alaska.htm http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/alaska.htm]
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=== Sources and footnotes ===
 
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== Sources  ==
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{{reflist}}  
 
{{reflist}}  
  
[[Category:Alaska|Census]]
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{{USCensus}} {{Alaska|Alaska}}
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[[Category:Alaska|Census]] [[Category:Census_by_State|{{PAGENAME}}]]

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Tips
  • If at first you don't find a name, try again under another spelling.
  • Photocopy each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
  • Look for an ancestor in every census during her or his lifetime.
  • On the family group record show each person's census listings.
  • Study others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in community context.


  • For a list of the exact date of each federal census, click here.

Online Alaska indexes and images

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Alaska 
  Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with a library card)* Pay
Family
Search[1]
Internet Archive[2]  Misc.  Heritage Quest[3] Fold3[4] Ancestry FHL[5] Ancestry Library[5] Ancestry Home[5] Archives[6] Family Link[7]
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1900 indexes Link Soundex - Link - Link Link Link Link -
images Link Link - Link - Link Link Link - Link
  Family Search Internet Archive Misc. Heritage Quest Fold3 Ancestry FHL Ancestry Library Ancestry Home Archives Family Link
Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with a library card) Pay


Federal population schedules

Microfilm images

Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
1940 N/A 1910 and Soundex
1930 1900 and Soundex
1920 and Soundex


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624 
1930 T626 1900 T623 and Soundex T1031
1920 T625 and Soundex M1597

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

 

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Microfilm images

Federal Non-Population Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives

  • 1929 Agriculture
Farms and Ranges
Livestock not on Farms and Rangers

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

1890 Veterans. A census of Union veterans on naval vessels in Alaskan waters.

State and Territorial Censuses

Alaska took censuses in the years between the federal censuses, the dates listed in the chart. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.

For a list of available Alaska Territory censuses, click here.

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Alaska 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

Click here for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:

Sources and footnotes

  1. 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. Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 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. 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 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. Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.



 

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