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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Connecticut|Connecticut]]  >  [[Connecticut Census|Census]]''  
  
=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
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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]].
  
For a list of available and missing Connecticut censuses, [[Connecticut Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
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== Location  ==
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Connecticut Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
  
'''United States Censuses 1850-1920'''—Free Internet census indexes and images to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1850], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1860], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1870], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1880 (index only)], [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. These indexes show every name listed on the census, and except for 1880 and 1920, are also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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1790-1930 Census--The Family History Library has the U.S. federal censuses on microfilm for&nbsp;Connecticut from 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 to 1930.
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=== Online Connecticut indexes and images  ===
  
1890 Census--The 1890 census was destroyed.
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{{Census Online Connecticut}}
  
PLEASE NOTE:&nbsp; Not all&nbsp;areas of the US&nbsp;have been indexed for 1900, but they can be&nbsp;searched in a section called ''Browse unindexed images''.
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
  
== Historical Background ==
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==== Microfilm images ====
  
'''1788--'''Connecticut was the 5th state to enter the Union in 1788.
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== Indexes  ==
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book ====
  
'''United States Census Indexes 1850-1920'''—Free Internet census indexes to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1850], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1860], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1870], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1880], [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 Connecticut, [[Connecticut Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]  
  
'''1790-1860--'''The library has book, film, and microfiche indexes of the 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1860 censuses. The Connecticut State Library and the Family History Library also have an index to the entire 1790 to 1850 censuses (listed in the Family History Library Catalog under CONNECTICUT - CENSUS - INDEXES). The page numbers of this index do not always match those on microfilms at the National Archives and the Family History Library.
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=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
  
'''Soundex--'''A soundex (phonetic) index is available for part of the 1880 census and all of the 1900, 1920 and 1930 censuses.
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==== Online indexes and images  ====
  
'''Ancestry--'''All Connecticut census records are indexed at [[Www.ancestry.com|Ancestry]].  
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| align="center" | [http://www.evendon.net/PGHLookups/Census1840M.htm BookLink]
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| align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&dq=1840+census+pensioners&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=W0XUmfgahX&sig=WRyMIVwiePLwKmlxhbchJl1ZeeA&hl=en&ei=SJ0MSvSrBqOMtgf19I2FCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10#PPA61,M1 BookLink]
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== Special Censuses ==
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==== Microfilm images ====
  
==== Colonial Census<br>  ====
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'''1670--'''A reconstructed census of over 2,300 heads of families recorded in tax lists and other records is Jay Mack Holbrook, ''Connecticut 1670 Census'' (Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1977; Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=232184&disp=Connecticut+1670+census%20%20&columns=*,0,0 974.6 X2h] 1670).<br>
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book ====
  
==== Military Census<br>  ====
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Connecticut, [[Connecticut Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].
  
'''1917 Census--'''The Connecticut State Library also has a special military census taken in 1917.<br>
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=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
  
==== Mortality Schedules'''<br>''' ====
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*'''1917''' The Connecticut State Library also has a special military census taken in 1917.
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*'''1821''' Glastonbury school census<ref name="CSL">Connecticut State Library, "Research Guide to Colonial and State Census Records at the Connecticut State Library" at http://www.cslib.org/colcens.htm#10 (accessed 11 January 2010).</ref>
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*'''1782''' statistics only<ref name="CSL" />
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*'''1779''' statistics only<ref name="CSL" />
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*'''1776''' Newington<ref>Josiah Willard, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17336848 A Census of Newington, Connecticut : Taken According to Households in 1776]'' (1909; reprint, Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1986)[[{{Newington}}]].</ref>
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*'''1774''' statistics only<ref name="CSL" />
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*'''1762''' statistics only<ref name="CSL" />  
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*'''1756''' statistics only<ref name="CSL" />
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*'''1669-1670''' Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor grain inventory census<ref>Connecticut State Library, "Research Guide to Colonial and State Census Records at the Connecticut State Library" at http://www.cslib.org/colcens.htm#10 (accessed 11 January 2010), citing ''The Wyllys Papers, Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society'', volume 21 (1924), pp. 190-199 [CSL call number HistRef F 91 .C7 vol. 21].</ref> For a reconstructed census of over 2,300 heads of families recorded in tax lists and other records see Jay Mack Holbrook, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3183313 Connecticut 1670 Census]'' (Oxford, Mass.: Holbrook Research Institute, 1977)[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=232184&disp=Connecticut+1670+census%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL Book 974.6 X2h 1670]].
  
'''1850 United States Census Mortality Schedules'''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census Mortality Schedules can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1420441 FamilySearch Record Search - Pilot Site]. Mortality schedules provided nationwide death statistics for the twelve months&nbsp;prior to the 1850 census.&nbsp; Key genealogical facts found on the 1850 mortality&nbsp;schedule are: Name, age, sex, color, married or widowed, birthplace, month of death, occupation, cause of death.
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=== Existing and lost censuses ===
 
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<br>'''1850-1880--'''Mortality schedules exist for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. The schedules are at the [http://www.cslib.org/ Connecticut State Library] and the Family History Library (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=759730&disp=Seventh+census+of+the+United+States%2C+o++ 234536-37]).
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[http://mortalityschedules.com/ Mortality Schedules 1850-1880]
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== State and Territorial Censuses ==
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Connecticut does not have a state census or a territorial census.
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== Web Sites  ==
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[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0 FamilySearch Record Search] has free indexes and images for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1900; but indexes only for 1880, and 1920.  
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For a list of available and missing Connecticut censuses, [[Connecticut Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
Ancestry:&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com]
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=== Why use a census?  ===
  
Heritage Quest Online:&nbsp; [http://www.heritagequestonline.com http://www.heritagequestonline.com]
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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.  
  
Census Online:&nbsp; [http://www.census-online.com/links/CT/ http://www.census-online.com/links/CT/]
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=== More about censuses  ===
  
Genealogy Today:&nbsp; [http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/ct/census.html http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/ct/census.html]  
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:
  
Access Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/connecticut.htm http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/connecticut.htm]  
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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]]
  
Mortality Schedules:&nbsp; [http://mortalityschedules.com/ http://mortalityschedules.com/]
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=== Sources and footnotes  ===
  
== Sources  ==
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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 Connecticut indexes and images

1900-1940

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Connecticut 
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Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Connecticut 
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Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Connecticut 
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Federal population schedules

Microfilm images

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Connecticut

Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with library card) Pay
Year Type Record Search Evendon Google Book Heritage Quest Ancestry FHL Ancestry Library Ancestry Home
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1840 Pensioner - BookLink BookLink - Link Link Link

Microfilm images

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Connecticut, click here.

State, territorial, and colonial censuses

  • 1917 The Connecticut State Library also has a special military census taken in 1917.
  • 1821 Glastonbury school census[8]
  • 1782 statistics only[8]
  • 1779 statistics only[8]
  • 1776 Newington[9]
  • 1774 statistics only[8]
  • 1762 statistics only[8]
  • 1756 statistics only[8]
  • 1669-1670 Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor grain inventory census[10] For a reconstructed census of over 2,300 heads of families recorded in tax lists and other records see Jay Mack Holbrook, Connecticut 1670 Census (Oxford, Mass.: Holbrook Research Institute, 1977)[FHL Book 974.6 X2h 1670].

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Connecticut 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 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. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Connecticut State Library, "Research Guide to Colonial and State Census Records at the Connecticut State Library" at http://www.cslib.org/colcens.htm#10 (accessed 11 January 2010).
  9. Josiah Willard, A Census of Newington, Connecticut : Taken According to Households in 1776 (1909; reprint, Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1986)[FHL Book 974.62/N2 X2p; Film 823814 Item 3].
  10. Connecticut State Library, "Research Guide to Colonial and State Census Records at the Connecticut State Library" at http://www.cslib.org/colcens.htm#10 (accessed 11 January 2010), citing The Wyllys Papers, Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, volume 21 (1924), pp. 190-199 [CSL call number HistRef F 91 .C7 vol. 21].