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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Louisiana|Louisiana]]  >  [[Louisiana Census]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]   [[Louisiana|Louisiana ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Louisiana_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, [[Louisiana Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
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=== Online Louisiana indexes and images ===
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{{Census Online Louisiana}}&nbsp;
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{{Adoption LAGenWeb}}
  
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
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==== Microfilm images  ====
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''
 
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="90" | '''Louisiana:&nbsp;Existing and Lost Federal Census Schedules'''<ref>Anne Bruner Eales, and Robert M Kvasnicka, ed., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44420788 Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States, 3d ed.]'' (Washington, D.C.: NARA, 2000), 34 and 44. </ref><ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993 Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 133-43. </ref><ref>William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41640325 The Census Book: A Genealogists Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes]'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999), 109. </ref>
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| align="center" width="90" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Exact Date'''
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| {{FHL|1036354|title-id|disp=1930}}
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Population Schedules'''
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| {{FHL|655664|title-id|disp=1900 and Soundex}}
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Veterans/ Pensioners'''
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| {{FHL|704546|title-id|disp=1860}}
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Slave Owners'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Mortality'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Agricultural'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Industrial/ Manufacturers'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Defective'''
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| align="center" width="9%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''Indian'''<ref>Only for Indian schedules taken along with Federal population schedules. </ref>
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| align="left" | '''1940''' Apr 1
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| {{FHL|571304|title-id|disp=1920&nbsp;and Soundex}}
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| align="left" | '''1930''' Apr 1
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1920''' Jan 1
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| 1940 N/A
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-03.html#louisiana 1910 T624]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-01.html#louisiana Soundex T1267]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-05.html#louisiana 1870 M593]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1840 1840 M704]
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| align="left" | '''1910''' Apr 15
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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-07.html#louisiana 1900 T623]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-03.html#louisiana Soundex T1048]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-04.html#louisiana 1860 M653]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1830 1830 M19]
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| align="left" | '''1900''' Jun 1
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-08.html#louisiana 1920 T625]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-03.html#louisiana Soundex M1564]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-07.html#louisiana 1880 T9]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-06.html#louisiana Soundex T751]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-03.html#louisiana 1850 M432]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1820 1820 M33]
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1890''' Jun 2
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1810 1810 M252]&nbsp;
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Louisiana, [[Louisiana Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
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=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
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==== Online indexes and images  ====
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{| align="center" width="77%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Louisiana'''</font>
 
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| align="left" | '''1880''' Jun 1
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="2" | <br>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" colspan="3" | '''Free'''  
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="3" | '''Free at Some Libraries''' (usually&nbsp;with&nbsp;library&nbsp;card)
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Year'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Record Search'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Census Bureau'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Google Book'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Heritage Quest'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry Library'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Ancestry Home'''
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| '''1890'''
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| width="20%" | Veterans
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1610551 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="left" | '''1870''' Jun 1
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| '''1880'''  
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| width="20%" | Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1860''' Jun 1
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| '''1870'''  
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 Link]
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| align="left" | '''1850''' Jun 1
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| align="center" | [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bcensus%3B8457527%3B-1%3B8%3B18&searchtype=3&offset=1&locthreadid=4479091&hitcount=5479 Link]<ref name="HQSlave">HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.</ref>
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffff99" | '''1830''' Jun 1
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| '''1860'''  
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| Slave owner
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
 
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| align="center" | [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bcensus%3B12159696%3B-1%3B7%3B18&searchtype=3&offset=1&locthreadid=8194799&hitcount=4245 Link]<ref name="HQSlave" />
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
 
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| align="left" | '''1810''' Aug 6
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| '''1850'''  
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1840'''
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| Pensioners
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1786457 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf 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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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
 
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== Availability  ==
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'''1810-1930--'''The Family History Library has the United States federal censuses of Louisiana.
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'''''1850 United States Census'''''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1401638 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site]. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1850, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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'''1860 United States Census'''''—A free Internet index and images to the 1860 United States Census can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1473181 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1860, birthplace, occupation, other family members, whether married or single, and neighbors.''
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'''&nbsp;1870 United States Census---'''A free internet index and images can be viewed on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1438024 FamilySearch Record Pilot site]. This index includes the full name, age, sex, race, birthplace, occupation, month if born in census year, month if married in census year, birth place of father and mother, if born in a foreign country.
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'''''1880 United States Census'''''– A Free Internet Index and Images to the US Census can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1417683 Family Search Record Pilot – Pilot Site.] This index includes an every name index to population schedules listing inhabitants. It includes the full name, race, sex, age, birth month (if born during the previous year), relationship to head of household, whether married, single or divorced, whether married during the previous year, country or state of birth of each person and his parent’s, occupation and street address and house number.
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'''1890--'''&nbsp;The 1890 census was destroyed, but there is a Union veterans schedule and a published index to it that is available at the Family History Library.
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'''1890--'''The census for the Ascension Parish census is at the Division of Archives, Records Management, and History, and an index has been published and is available at the Family History Library.
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'''1900 Federal Census''' - A free Internet index and images to the 1900 United States Census can be viewed on the&nbsp; [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site]. Important additions to this census are month and year of birth of each household member, number of years married for each married person, number of children born to each mother and the number of those still living, year of immigration, and number of years in the United States.
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== Historical Background  ==
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'''1714--'''The first settlement was established at Natchitoches.
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'''1717-1722--'''Forced immigration from France brought a few thousand settlers. Attracted by land, German-speaking people came. The importation of African slaves began.
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'''1718--'''New Orleans was founded.
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'''1763--'''France ceded Louisiana to Spain.
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'''1803--'''The Louisiana area was purchased by the United States from France.
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'''1804--'''The territory was divided, using the 33rd parallel as the boundary.&nbsp; The northern portion became the District of Louisiana, and the southern portion became the Territory of Orleans.
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'''1812--'''The Territory of Orleans became the state of Louisiana.
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== Indexes  ==
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'''1810-1870--'''Statewide indexes are available for the censuses in book and microfiche format.
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'''1880-1930-- '''Soundex (phonetic) indexes are available on microfilm. <br>
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== Special Censuses  ==
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==== Slave Holder Schedules  ====
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'''1850 United States Census Slave Schedules'''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census Slave Schedules can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1420440;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site] listing each '''slave owner's''' name and residence. It also shows the age, gender, and color of the slaves. Slave names are not normally listed.
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==== Mortality Schedules&nbsp; ====
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Mortality schedules exist for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880, and all are indexed. The schedules and indexes are available at the Family History Library and the National Archives.
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'''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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[[Family History Library|'''Family History Library''']]'''Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for California'''
  
== State and Colonial Censuses  ==
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*1850 - 1880 Nonpopulation census schedules for Louisiana. Includes Social Statistics, Defective, dependent and delinquent, agricultural and manufacturing schedules {{FHL|589491|item}} Films 1549551-65
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*1850 - 1880 Federal mortality census schedules and related indexes. {{FHL|783169|item}} Films 1421004 and 422428-32.
  
1699-1805--In addition to the federal censuses, various military and local censuses were taken.  
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[[National Archives and Records Administration|'''National Archives''']]'''Federal Census '''[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/nonpopulation/louisiana.html '''Non-Population Schedule''']'''Microfilms for Louisiana'''
  
1805-- A special census of New Orleans was taken.  
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*1935 Census of Business
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*1850 - 1880 Federal mortality census schedules
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*1850 - 1880 Nonpopulation census schedules including Social Statistics, Dependent, delinquent and defective classes, agriculture and manufacturing.  
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*1820 - 1880 Manufactures Schedues
  
The information in these censuses varies greatly. Several give the names and ages of all residents. Most of these censuses have been published and are available at the Family History Library. Two particularly helpful publications are:  
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
*Maduell,Charles R.,Jr. ''The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732''. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1972. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=151114&disp=The+census+tables+for+the+French+Colony+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 976.3 X2pm.)] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1225747490911_207" />
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Louisiana, [[Louisiana Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].  
  
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=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
  
*Robichaux, Alberte J., Jr. ''Louisiana Census and Militia Lists 1770-1789''. 2 vols. Harvey, Louisiana.: A. J. Robichaux, 1973 and 1974. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=151460&disp=Louisiana+census+and+militia+lists%2C+vo%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 976.3 X2pr fiche 6088510-511,vols. 1-2].)
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Censuses were taken in Louisiana 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.  
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*'''1854-1855''', and '''1856-1857''' Orleans Parish (Carrollton only)<ref name="Lainh">Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[{{Lainha}}]], 48.</ref><ref>Carrollton (Louisiana), Commissary of Police, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25501532 Census of inhabitants, 1854-1857]'' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. Microfilm of original records at the Orleans Parish courthouse.) [[{{Carr5457}}]].</ref>
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*'''1837''' New Orleans only<ref>New Orleans (Louisiana), Mayor, ''Assessment of property and census of slaves and their owners, 1837'' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. Microfilm of original records at the Orleans Parish courthouse.) [[{{NO1837}}]].</ref>
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*'''1805''' A special census of New Orleans was taken.
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*'''1804''' New Orleans only<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>''Census of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1804'' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981. Microfilm of original records in the New Orleans Public Library.) [[{{CensNO04}}]].</ref> Available at the Louisiana State Archives.
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*'''1699-1860''' Territory and State<ref name="HallLA9960">Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43643626 Databases for the study of Afro-Louisiana history and genealogy 1699-1860]'' (Baton Rouge, Louisiana : Louisiana State University Press, c2000) [[{{LA9960}}]].</ref>
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*'''1784-1850''' New Orleans only<ref name="HallLA9960" />
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*'''1722-1803''' Colony<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>Elizabeth Shown Mills, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7449746 Natchitoches colonials : censuses, military rolls, and tax lists, 1722-1803]'' (Chicago, Illinois : Adams Press, 1981) [[{{MillNatc}}]].</ref>
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*'''1758-1796''' Colony<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>Jacqueline K. Voorhies, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/822322 Some Lake Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 1758-1796]'' ([Lafayette, La., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973]).</ref>
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*'''1791''' New Orleans only<ref name="Lainh" /> Available at the Louisiana State Archives.
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*'''1770-1789''' Colony<ref>Alberte J. Robichaux Jr., [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/741411 ''Louisiana Census and Militia Lists 1770-1789'']. 2 vols. (Harvey, Louisiana.: A. J. Robichaux, 1973 and 1974) [[{{RubiLA7089}}]].</ref>
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*'''1745''' Pointe Coupee Parish<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>Bill Barron, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4070110 Census of Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, 1745]'' (New Orleans, Louisiana : Polyanthos, c1978) [[{{BarrCens45}}]].</ref>
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*'''1699-1732''' Colony<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>Charles R. Maduell Jr., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/369902 The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732]'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publ., 1972) [[{{MaduCens}}]]</ref>
  
Ancestry:&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com]
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=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
  
Heritage Quest Online:&nbsp; [http://www.heritagequestonline.com http://www.heritagequestonline.com]
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For a list of available and missing Louisiana censuses, [[Louisiana Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
Census Online:&nbsp; [http://www.census-online.com/links/LA/ http://www.census-online.com/links/LA/]
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=== Why use a census?  ===
  
Genealogy Today:&nbsp; [http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/la/census.html http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/la/census.html]
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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.  
  
Access Genealogy:&nbsp;[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/louisiana.htm http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/louisiana.htm]
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=== More about censuses  ===
  
Census Finder: http://www.censusfinder.com/louisiana.htm <br>
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:  
  
== References  ==
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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]]
  
''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Louisiana.ASP Louisiana Research Outline]. ''Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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=== Sources and footnotes  ===
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Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
1940 N/A 1910 and Soundex 1870    
1930 1900 and Soundex 1860
1920 and Soundex 1880 and Soundex 1850
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Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624  Soundex T1267 1870 M593         1840 M704
1930 T626 1900 T623  Soundex T1048 1860 M653 1830 M19
1920 T625  Soundex M1564 1880 T9  Soundex T751 1850 M432 1820 M33
1810 M252 

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Louisiana

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Microfilm images

Family History LibraryFederal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for California

  • 1850 - 1880 Nonpopulation census schedules for Louisiana. Includes Social Statistics, Defective, dependent and delinquent, agricultural and manufacturing schedules FHL Collection Films 1549551-65
  • 1850 - 1880 Federal mortality census schedules and related indexes. FHL Collection Films 1421004 and 422428-32.

National ArchivesFederal Census Non-Population ScheduleMicrofilms for Louisiana

  • 1935 Census of Business
  • 1850 - 1880 Federal mortality census schedules
  • 1850 - 1880 Nonpopulation census schedules including Social Statistics, Dependent, delinquent and defective classes, agriculture and manufacturing.
  • 1820 - 1880 Manufactures Schedues

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Censuses were taken in Louisiana 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.

  • 1854-1855, and 1856-1857 Orleans Parish (Carrollton only)[9][10]
  • 1837 New Orleans only[11]
  • 1805 A special census of New Orleans was taken.
  • 1804 New Orleans only[9][12] Available at the Louisiana State Archives.
  • 1699-1860 Territory and State[13]
  • 1784-1850 New Orleans only[13]
  • 1722-1803 Colony[9][14]
  • 1758-1796 Colony[9][15]
  • 1791 New Orleans only[9] Available at the Louisiana State Archives.
  • 1770-1789 Colony[16]
  • 1745 Pointe Coupee Parish[9][17]
  • 1699-1732 Colony[9][18]

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Louisiana 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.
  8. 8.0 8.1 HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 48.
  10. Carrollton (Louisiana), Commissary of Police, Census of inhabitants, 1854-1857 (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. Microfilm of original records at the Orleans Parish courthouse.) [FHL Film 906363 Item 2].
  11. New Orleans (Louisiana), Mayor, Assessment of property and census of slaves and their owners, 1837 (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. Microfilm of original records at the Orleans Parish courthouse.) [FHL Film 906708 Item 3].
  12. Census of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1804 (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981. Microfilm of original records in the New Orleans Public Library.) [FHL Film 1309932].
  13. 13.0 13.1 Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Databases for the study of Afro-Louisiana history and genealogy 1699-1860 (Baton Rouge, Louisiana : Louisiana State University Press, c2000) [FHL CD-ROM no. 1380].
  14. Elizabeth Shown Mills, Natchitoches colonials : censuses, military rolls, and tax lists, 1722-1803 (Chicago, Illinois : Adams Press, 1981) [FHL Book 976.365 X2m].
  15. Jacqueline K. Voorhies, Some Lake Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 1758-1796 ([Lafayette, La., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973]).
  16. Alberte J. Robichaux Jr., Louisiana Census and Militia Lists 1770-1789. 2 vols. (Harvey, Louisiana.: A. J. Robichaux, 1973 and 1974) [FHL Book 976.3 X2pr; Fiche 6088510-511].
  17. Bill Barron, Census of Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, 1745 (New Orleans, Louisiana : Polyanthos, c1978) [FHL Book 976.3454 X2b].
  18. Charles R. Maduell Jr., The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publ., 1972) [FHL Book 976.3 X2pm]

 

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