United States Census Indexes

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== Availability  ==
 
== Availability  ==
  
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0 Record Search] has indexes for the 1850-1900 and 1920 censuses.  Images are available for most of them. 
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=== Online  ===
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] has online images & '''every name indexes '''for 1790-1930, 1850 & 1860 slave schedules, 1890 Veteran's Schedule, and  1930 Merchant Seamen. Ancestry.com includes the census index information that is found in [[Accelerated Indexing Systems U.S. Census Indexes (on Microfiche)]].  
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start '''Record Search'''], a rapidly expanding set of free online indexes and document images, including many United States federal and state censuses; part of FamilySearch.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp '''FamilySearch'''], a free online service of the [[Family History Library]], including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
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*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php '''BYU Family History Archives'''] provides free online digital images of family history books and a few census indexes from participating institutions such as [[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|Brigham Young University Library]], [[Allen County Public Library]], or the [[Family History Library]].
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*http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/search/basic '''HeritageQuest'''] has arranged with many [http://www.eogen.com/HeritageQuestOnline 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.
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*[http://www.footnote.com '''Footnote.com'''], a subscription site partnering with the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] and includes many federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries. New censuses are added frequently.
  
[http://www.heritagequestonline.com Heritage Quest] has online indexes for 1790-1820, 1860-1920 & 1930 (Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia) and images for 1790-1930.
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United States  >  U.S. Census  >  Indexes

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Index Accuracy

The information in an index may be incomplete or incorrect. If you have reason to believe your ancestor should have been in the census, search the census regardless of the information in the index. In large cities, learn the person's address by searching the city directory. for the same year as the census (see the “Directories” section of this outline). Then look for that address on the original census schedules starting in 1880. Prior to 1880 it may be helpful to learn the ward where a person resided.

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