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=== 1800 Census<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1213884120841_908"></span> Dates  ===
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Census|U.S. Census]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Census 1800|1800 Census]]''
  
4 Aug 1800 (9 months)
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== Content  ==
  
=== Unique Features  ===
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The 1800 Census was taken beginning 4 Aug 1800 for 9 months. The following information, in addition to the '''name of the head of the household''', was recorded by the census taker:
  
*Age brackets were split up into 5 categories<br>
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*Free white males under 10
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*Free white males 10-16
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*Free white males 16-26
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*Free white males 26-45
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*Free white males 45 and over
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*Free white females under 10
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*Free white females 10-16
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*Free white females 16-26
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*Free white females 26-45
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*Free white females 45 and over
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*Others free except Indian
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*Slaves
  
=== Problems  ===
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1790-2000 Info: [http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf]
  
*No printed form or paper provided
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== Value  ==
*Some lists were rearranged to place names in alphabetical order (will be unable to tell neighbors.
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*Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.
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*Indians that were not taxed were not included.
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=== <br>States Covered  ===
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The 1800 census can be used to:
  
*Connecticut
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*Identify locality
*Maine (part of Massachusetts)
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*Distinguish target family from others of same name
*&nbsp;Maryland (inc. District of Columbia)&nbsp;
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*Help determine family size
*Massachusetts
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*Locate possible relatives with same name
*New Hampshire
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*Identify neighbors
*New York
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*Identify slaveholders
*North Carolina
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*Identify name variations
*Pennsylvania
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*Free men of color listed as head of household
*Rhode Island
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*Slaves in age group by name of owner
*South Carolina
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*Vermont<br>
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=== States Missing  ===
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1790-1840 Search Tips:&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html]
  
*Delaware
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== Unique Features and Problems ==
*Georgia
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*Kentucky  
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*New Jersey
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*Tennessee
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=== <br>Territories  ===
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#Age brackets were split up into 5 categories
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#No printed form or paper provided #Some lists were rearranged to place names in alphabetical order (will be unable to tell neighbors).
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#Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.
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#Indians that were not taxed were not included.
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== States and Territories Covered ==
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'''States'''
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''States Covered'''
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| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''States Missing'''
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| Maine (part of Massachusetts) <br>Maryland (inc. District of Columbia) <br>Massachusetts <br>New Hampshire <br>New York <br>North Carolina <br>Pennsylvania <br>Rhode Island <br>South Carolina <br>Vermont<br>Delaware <br>Georgia <br>Kentucky <br>New Jersey <br>Tennessee <br>Virginia (inc. West Virginia) <br>
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| Connecticut
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'''Territories'''
  
 
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*Indiana  
 
*Indiana  
 
*Mississippi  
 
*Mississippi  
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*Northwest
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== Missing Records ==
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== Where to Find the Records  ==
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The 1800 Federal Census is available online.
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'''Online'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7590 1800 United States Federal Census] (Ancestry) ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1804228|United States Census, 1800}} (FamilySearch) - free
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== Web Sites  ==
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*1790-2000 Info: [http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf]
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*1790-1840 Search Tips: [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html]
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== References  ==
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1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)
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Revision as of 05:42, 16 January 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Census Gotoarrow.png 1800 Census

Contents

Content

The 1800 Census was taken beginning 4 Aug 1800 for 9 months. The following information, in addition to the name of the head of the household, was recorded by the census taker:

  • Free white males under 10
  • Free white males 10-16
  • Free white males 16-26
  • Free white males 26-45
  • Free white males 45 and over
  • Free white females under 10
  • Free white females 10-16
  • Free white females 16-26
  • Free white females 26-45
  • Free white females 45 and over
  • Others free except Indian
  • Slaves

1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf

Value

The 1800 census can be used to:

  • Identify locality
  • Distinguish target family from others of same name
  • Help determine family size
  • Locate possible relatives with same name
  • Identify neighbors
  • Identify slaveholders
  • Identify name variations
  • Free men of color listed as head of household
  • Slaves in age group by name of owner

1790-1840 Search Tips:  http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html

Unique Features and Problems

  1. Age brackets were split up into 5 categories
  2. No printed form or paper provided #Some lists were rearranged to place names in alphabetical order (will be unable to tell neighbors).
  3. Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.
  4. Indians that were not taxed were not included.

States and Territories Covered

States

              States Covered                States Missing
Maine (part of Massachusetts)
Maryland (inc. District of Columbia)
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Vermont
Delaware
Georgia
Kentucky
New Jersey
Tennessee
Virginia (inc. West Virginia)
Connecticut

Territories

(May have some type of substitute list or an area covering a county)

  • Indiana
  • Mississippi
  • Northwest

Missing Records

Where to Find the Records

The 1800 Federal Census is available online.

Online

Web Sites

References

1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)