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California: Existing and Lost Federal Census Schedules[1][2][3]
Exact Date Population Schedules Veterans/ Pensioners Slave Owners Mortality Agricultural Industrial/ Manufact- urers Defective Indian[4]
1940 Apr 1 Public release in 2012 - - - - - - -
1930 Apr 1 Exist - - - - - - -
1920 Jan 1 Exist - - - - - - -
1910 Apr 15 Exist - - - - - - Exist
1900 Jun 1 Exist - - - - - - Exist
1890 Jun 2 Lost Lost  - - - - - -
1880 Jun 1 Exist - - Exist Exist Exist Exist -
1870 Jun 1 Exist - - Exist Exist Exist - -
1860 Jun 1 Exist - Exist Exist Exist - -
1850 Jun 1 Exist except Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Santa Clara - Exist Exist Exist - -

Colonial, Territorial, and State Censuses

Padrons and mission censuses (Spanish colonial censuses)

  • 1844 Los Angeles[6]
  • 1837 Santa Barbara[7]
  • 1836 Los Angeles[8]
  • 1834 Santa Barbara[9]
  • 1816 Los Angeles[10]
  • 1798 San Antonio, and Soledad[5]
  • 1797-1798 San Luis Obispo[5]
  • 1796 San Carlos[5]
  • 1790 Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara[7][11]
  • 1788 Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, and Villa Branciforte[5]

Sources and Notes

  1. Anne Bruner Eales, and Robert M Kvasnicka, ed., Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States, 3d ed. (Washington, D.C.: NARA, 2000), 31.
  2. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 43-50.
  3. William Dollarhide, The Census Book: A Genealogists Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999), 103.
  4. Only for Indian schedules taken along with Federal population schedules.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[FHL book 973 X2Lai], 21-26.
  6. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[FHL book 973 X2Lai], 21-26, citing the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 42 (1960).
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mrs. Joseph M. Northrop, California Collection (Typescript, Los Angeles, Calif.: Northrop, 1958)[FHL Book 979.4 D4n; Film 1421704 item 12].
  8. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[FHL book 973 X2Lai], 21-26, citing the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 18 (1936).
  9. Ancestry.com, "California Census, 1790-1890" at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3535 (accessed 4 January 2010).
  10. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[FHL book 973 X2Lai], 21-26, citing the Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 43 (1961).
  11. "1790 Padron (census) of California" (Typescript [photocopy], copied from Las Familias de California section in Southern California Historical Society Quarterly.)[FHL Book 979.4 A1 no. 67; Film 1036747 Item 6].


 

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