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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[United States Census|U.S. Census&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[United_States_Census_Territorial|Territorial Census]]''
  
== Availability ==
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Territorial censuses were taken to petition for statehood, apportion the legistature, or for taxation purposes. The federal government wanted to know the population of territories to determine if there were enough citizens to apply for statehood. These were generally taken in the years between the federal censuses. These censuses are often incomplete and most are not indexed.
  
== Historical Background  ==
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A special census was made in 1885 for Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The [[Family History Library]] has copies of most territorial censuses. These are listed in the ''Place Search'' of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] under "[STATE] - CENSUS - [YEAR]"
  
Territorial censuses were taken to petition for statehood, apportion the legistature and also for taxation purposes.
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=== <center>State, Territorial, and Colonial Censuses</center> ===
  
== Indexes ==
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You can find further information about special territorial censuses in Wiki pages available for each state or territory.
  
== Content ==
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<center>{{State Census Records}}</center>
  
== Web Sites ==
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<center>'''Censuses in U.S. Territories'''</center><br>
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<center>{{U.S. Territories Census Records}}</center>
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=== Uses ===
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Territorial censuses are important supplements to state and federal censuses. The more censuses used, the more complete a picture of the family a researcher can build. Territorial censuses also can help track individuals in the areas before statehood when other records are scarce.
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Latest revision as of 04:47, 5 December 2011

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

Territorial censuses were taken to petition for statehood, apportion the legistature, or for taxation purposes. The federal government wanted to know the population of territories to determine if there were enough citizens to apply for statehood. These were generally taken in the years between the federal censuses. These censuses are often incomplete and most are not indexed.

A special census was made in 1885 for Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Family History Library has copies of most territorial censuses. These are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under "[STATE] - CENSUS - [YEAR]"

State, Territorial, and Colonial Censuses

You can find further information about special territorial censuses in Wiki pages available for each state or territory.

Censuses in U.S. Territories

Uses

Territorial censuses are important supplements to state and federal censuses. The more censuses used, the more complete a picture of the family a researcher can build. Territorial censuses also can help track individuals in the areas before statehood when other records are scarce.



 

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