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1830 Census was taken beginning on 1 June 1830, for twelve months. The following information was recorded by the census taker:
Free white males under 5
Free white males 5-10
Free Males 10-15
Free Males 15-20
Free Males 20-30
Free Males 30-40
Free Males 40-50
Free Males 50-60
Free Males 60-70
Free Males 70-80
Free Males 80-90
Free Males 90-100
Free Males over 100
Free Females same as males
Slaves & free colored
Categories for deaf, dumb, blind & aliens
1790-1840 Information: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf
The 1830 Census can be used to:1
Distinguish target family from others of same name
Help determine family size
Locate possible relatives with same name
Identify name variations
Free men of color listed as head of household
Slaves in age group by name of owner
Naturalization column may indicate length of residency in U.S. to find papers
1790-1840 search tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1790-1840.html
Unique Features and Problems
1. First census government provided printed forms.
2. Institutional/guardianship records.
3. Aliens in the household -- naturalization records.
4. Age categories are broken down into smaller groups
5. Deaf, dumb, and blind persons listed (also under the slaves)
6. Same as previous years.
States Covered and Missing
- District of Columbia
- Maryland* (Some counties missing)
- Massachusetts* (Some counties missing)
- Mississippi* (Some counties missing)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
No states missing
- Michigan (inc. Wisconsin & Minnesota areas)
- Oregon (also a part of Britain)
1790-1840 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf
1790-1840 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1790-1840.html
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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