United States Census Slave Schedules

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== Availability  ==
 
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The National Archives has retained and microfilmed all of the original manuscripts for applicable states.
  
 
== Historical Background  ==
 
== Historical Background  ==
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'''1850-1860'''--Slaves were enumerated separately and usually only numbered, not named.
  
 
== Content  ==
 
== Content  ==
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City, town, or subsidtrict of slave owner<br>Name of slave owner<br>Number of slaves listed by age, sex, color<br>Fugitive<br>Manumitted (freed)<br>Deaf, dumb, insane, or idiotic
  
 
== Value  ==
 
== Value  ==
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Sometimes&nbsp;an&nbsp;enumerator chose to list the first names of individual slaves.&nbsp; Each countywide slave schedule must be searched to see if there are names of slaves or not.&nbsp;
  
 
== Indexes&nbsp;  ==
 
== Indexes&nbsp;  ==
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Few slave schedules have been indexed.&nbsp; [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ancestry] has 1850.
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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Ancestry.com (1850):&nbsp;[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 http://content.ancestry.com/]
  
 
== Biographic Citations&nbsp;  ==
 
== Biographic Citations&nbsp;  ==
  
*Dollarhide, William. The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) FHL Book 973.X27d.  
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*Dollarhide, William. The Census Book: ''A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes''. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) FHL Book 973.X27d.  
*Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Wright, Matthew. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. (Orem, Utah: 2001 Ancestry) FHL Book 973 X27s. <br>
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*Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Wright, Matthew. ''Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records''. (Orem, Utah: 2001 Ancestry) FHL Book 973 X27s. <br>

Revision as of 21:40, 5 August 2008

Additional information may be found on the United States Census Portal page.

Contents

Availability

The National Archives has retained and microfilmed all of the original manuscripts for applicable states.

Historical Background

1850-1860--Slaves were enumerated separately and usually only numbered, not named.

Content

City, town, or subsidtrict of slave owner
Name of slave owner
Number of slaves listed by age, sex, color
Fugitive
Manumitted (freed)
Deaf, dumb, insane, or idiotic

Value

Sometimes an enumerator chose to list the first names of individual slaves.  Each countywide slave schedule must be searched to see if there are names of slaves or not. 

Indexes 

Few slave schedules have been indexed.  Ancestry has 1850.

Web Sites

Ancestry.com (1850): http://content.ancestry.com/

Biographic Citations 

  • Dollarhide, William. The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) FHL Book 973.X27d.
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Wright, Matthew. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. (Orem, Utah: 2001 Ancestry) FHL Book 973 X27s.