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Federal population schedules
Indexes: fiche, film, or book
For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Colorado, click here
Federal non-population schedules
Online indexes and images
|Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Colorado|
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Indexes: fiche, film, or book
For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Colorado, click here.
State, territorial, and colonial censuses
- 1885 Garfield county missing
- 1866 Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Weld and northern parts of Washington and Yuma counties only
- 1860 The Kansas Territory federal census includes parts of Colorado. Kansas has a state copy of that Federal census. That state copy and it's index including names from Colorado are available at the Kansas State Historical Society.
Existing and lost censuses
For a list of available and missing Colorado 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
- ↑ FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses.
- ↑ Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 5.0 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.
- ↑ Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
- ↑ FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
- ↑ In 1860 people living in what is now Colorado were enumerated as part of: (1) Boulder, Altoona, and other towns in the unorganized area west of 101 degrees 30' in the Nebraska Territory census, (2) Arapahoe County, in the Kansas Territory census, or (3) Taos County, and perhaps, Mora County, in the New Mexico Territory census.
- ↑ William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 55, says Fremont and Garfield counties missing (from National Archives copy); Colorado State Archives copy includes Fremont, but lacks Garfield and 18 other counties.
- ↑ Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 27-28, lists an index, Arliss Shaffer Monk, Index to a Weld County Census, Colorado Territory, 1866 (1978).
- ↑ Lainhart, 45.
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