United States Census

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(Contents of Federal Censuses)
Line 3: Line 3:
 
See also ''[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22United+States%22&resultListItem=3 Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping]'' in the FamilySearch Learning Center. [[Image:United States flag.png|border|26px|United States flag.png]]  
 
See also ''[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22United+States%22&resultListItem=3 Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping]'' in the FamilySearch Learning Center. [[Image:United States flag.png|border|26px|United States flag.png]]  
  
=== Key U.S. Census Internet Links [[Image:American flags.jpg|thumb|right|150x120px]]  ===
+
=== Key U.S. Census Internet Links [[Image:American flags.jpg|thumb|right|150x120px|American flags.jpg]]  ===
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1 <font color="#0066cc">FamilySearch Historical Records</font>] (Free) Indexes and images 1790-1940. (Slide down to see census years)
+
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1 <font color="#0066cc">FamilySearch Historical Records</font>] (Free) Indexes and images 1790-1940. (Slide down to see census years)  
 
*[[United States Census Online|<font color="#0066cc">U.S. Census Online</font>]] Internet links  
 
*[[United States Census Online|<font color="#0066cc">U.S. Census Online</font>]] Internet links  
 
*[http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html <font color="#0066cc">U.S. Census Bureau</font>] (Free) images of published transcriptions of 1790 census for 12 states  
 
*[http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html <font color="#0066cc">U.S. Census Bureau</font>] (Free) images of published transcriptions of 1790 census for 12 states  
*[https://archive.org/details/us_census Internet Archive] (Free) images 1790-1930
+
*[https://archive.org/details/us_census Internet Archive] (Free) images 1790-1930  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com <font color="#0066cc">Ancestry.com</font>] ($) indexes &amp; images 1790-1940  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com <font color="#0066cc">Ancestry.com</font>] ($) indexes &amp; images 1790-1940  
 
*[http://www.censusrecords.com/ CensusRecords.com] ($) indexes &amp; images 1790-1940  
 
*[http://www.censusrecords.com/ CensusRecords.com] ($) indexes &amp; images 1790-1940  
Line 15: Line 15:
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/ <font color="#0066cc">Fold3.com</font>] ($) index &amp; images 1860 and 1930  
 
*[http://www.footnote.com/ <font color="#0066cc">Fold3.com</font>] ($) index &amp; images 1860 and 1930  
 
*[http://www.myfreecensus.com My Free Census] Find your ancestors in the U.S. census, and International census records, in our easy to use census directory.  
 
*[http://www.myfreecensus.com My Free Census] Find your ancestors in the U.S. census, and International census records, in our easy to use census directory.  
 +
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com New Horizons Genealogy] Specializing in State Census Records.
 
*[http://www.censusfinder.com Census Finder] free census links and how to use census records for genealogical research.  
 
*[http://www.censusfinder.com Census Finder] free census links and how to use census records for genealogical research.  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/census/ Cyndi's List - United States - U.S. Census]&nbsp;free index of links  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/census/ Cyndi's List - United States - U.S. Census]&nbsp;free index of links  

Revision as of 19:52, 25 February 2014

United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png U.S. Census
U.S. Census Topics
Non-Population Federal Schedules
U.S. Census Types
Substitute Records
Other records that show where people lived are:

See also Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping in the FamilySearch Learning Center. United States flag.png

Key U.S. Census Internet Links
American flags.jpg

Value of Censuses

A census is a count and description of the population of a country,state, county, or city. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to:

Contents of Federal Censuses

Contents by Federal Census Years

after 1940
1910
1870
1840
1810
1940
1900
1860
1830
1800
1930
1890
1850
1820
1790
1920
1880
     
Blank forms for each U.S. census year


Finding Census Records

Censuses in U.S. States

Censuses in U.S. Territories

Key Reference Sources

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

United States Census Population Schedules, 1890 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: