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Indiana took censuses in different years than the federal censuses. These censuses may have different data compared to federal censuses. Check these censuses for more information on a family.  
 
Indiana took censuses in different years than the federal censuses. These censuses may have different data compared to federal censuses. Check these censuses for more information on a family.  
  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | Clinton<ref>Joan C. Bohm, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31030708 1866 enumeration schedule of white &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; colored males age 21 and over, in Clinton County, Indiana]'' (Winter Garden, FL : J.C. Bohm, [199-?])[[{{ClinCens66}}]].</ref>, Kosciusko<ref>Douglas L. Mayer, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16438867 An enumeration of males above the age of 21 years for the year 1866, residing in Kosciusko County, Indiana]'' (Warsaw, Indiana : D. L. Mayer, 1985)[[{{KoscCens66}}]].</ref>, Miami<ref name="Miami5020" />, Pike (Jefferson Twp)<ref>Jefferson Township (Pike County, Indiana), Trustees, ''Jefferson Township enumeration, Feb. 2, 1866'' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986; Microfilm of records located at the Barrett Memorial Library, Petersburg, Indiana.)[[{{PikeCens66}}]].</ref> counties
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | Clinton<ref>Joan C. Bohm, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31030708 1866 enumeration schedule of white &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; colored males age 21 and over, in Clinton County, Indiana]'' (Winter Garden, FL : J.C. Bohm, [199-?])[[{{ClinCens66}}]].</ref>, Kosciusko<ref>Douglas L. Mayer, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16438867 An enumeration of males above the age of 21 years for the year 1866, residing in Kosciusko County, Indiana]'' (Warsaw, Indiana : D. L. Mayer, 1985)[[{{KoscCens66}}]].</ref>, Miami<ref name="Miami5020" />, Pike (Jefferson Twp)<ref>Jefferson Township (Pike County, Indiana), Trustees, ''Jefferson Township enumeration, Feb. 2, 1866'' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986; Microfilm of records located at the Barrett Memorial Library, Petersburg, Indiana.)[[{{PikeCens66}}]].</ref> counties
 
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*According to Lainhart, Indiana county assessors were supposed to take a state census every six years starting in 1853. She also quotes ''Ancestry's Red Book'' saying enumerations were made at various intervals starting in 1820. Most of these incomplete originals are apparently at county archives. The Indiana State Library at Indianapolis has a few for 1931, 1919, 1913, 1901, 1889, 1883, 1877, 1871, and 1857.<ref name="Lainh" /> Many are also published in periodicals.<ref name="Shawha" />{{cn}}
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*According to Lainhart, Indiana county assessors were supposed to take a state census every six years starting in 1853. She also quotes ''Ancestry's Red Book'' saying enumerations were made at various intervals starting in 1820. Most of these incomplete originals are apparently at county archives. The Indiana State Library at Indianapolis has a few for 1931, 1919, 1913, 1901, 1889, 1883, 1877, 1871, and 1857.<ref name="Lainh" /> Many are also published in periodicals.<ref name="Shawha" [http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/in-census.htm New Horizons Genealogy]
 
*John D. Beatty, "Indiana Census Records and Census Substitutes," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21917402 Indiana Genealogist]'' 8, no.1 (March 1997): 1–17. [{{FHL|315425|title-id|disp=FHL Book 977.2 D25ig v. 8}}].
 
*John D. Beatty, "Indiana Census Records and Census Substitutes," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21917402 Indiana Genealogist]'' 8, no.1 (March 1997): 1–17. [{{FHL|315425|title-id|disp=FHL Book 977.2 D25ig v. 8}}].
  

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Federal non-population schedules

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State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Indiana took censuses in different years than the federal censuses. These censuses may have different data compared to federal censuses. Check these censuses for more information on a family.

State, territorial, and colonial censuses of Indiana
1937 Blackford (Licking Twp)[8], Henry[9] counties
1931 Blackford (Licking Twp)[8], Hancock[10], Henry[11][12], St Joseph[13] counties
1925 Blackford (Licking Twp)[8], Henry[14], St. Joseph[13] counties
1919 Blackford (Licking Twp)[8], Hancock (Center Twp)[15], Henry[16], Miami[17], Pike[18], Ripley (Jackson Twp)[11], St Joseph[13], Starke (Center Twp)[11][19] counties
1913 Blackford (Licking Twp)[8], Henry[11][20], Miami[17], Pike[18], St. Joseph[13], Starke (Center Twp)[21] counties
1907 Miami[17], Montgomery[22], Pike (Lochart Twp)[18], St Joseph[13] counties
1901 Lawrence (Spice Valley Twp)[23], Miami[17], Pike[18], St. Joseph[13], Washington (Jackson Twp)[11] counties
1897 Pike school[24], St. Joseph[25] counties
1896 Pike County school census[24]
1895 Miami[17], Pike[18], St. Joseph[13], Starke[26] counties
1890 Pike veterans[27] and school census[28], St. Joseph counties[13]
1889 Blackford (scattered twps)[11], Hancock (Brown Twp)[15], Miami[17], Pike (Jefferson Twp)[18] & vets[27], St. Joseph[13] counties
1887 Pike County veterans census[27]
1886 Pike County veterans census[27]
1883 Blackford (scattered twps)[11], Hancock (Brandywine, Center, and Sugar Creek twps)[15], Miami[17], St. Joseph[13] counties
1882 Whitley (Churubusco) County[29]
1877 Blackford (scattered twps)[11], Fayette (five twps.)[11], Hancock (Brown, and Green twps)[15], Miami[17] counties
1871 Blackford (scattered twps), Miami[17] counties[11]
1866 Clinton[30], Kosciusko[31], Miami[17], Pike (Jefferson Twp)[32] counties
1857 Blackford (Hartford City), Miami[17] counties[11]
1853 Hendricks[33], Jennings[34], Miami[17], St. Josesph[13] counties
1842-1846 Gibson, Pike counties school censuses[35]
1807 Dearborn, Knox, Randolph counties + 1807 voters lists from Clark and Randolph (Kaskaskia) counties.[11][36]
  • According to Lainhart, Indiana county assessors were supposed to take a state census every six years starting in 1853. She also quotes Ancestry's Red Book saying enumerations were made at various intervals starting in 1820. Most of these incomplete originals are apparently at county archives. The Indiana State Library at Indianapolis has a few for 1931, 1919, 1913, 1901, 1889, 1883, 1877, 1871, and 1857.[11] Many are also published in periodicals.[37]

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