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''[[Portal:United States of America|United States]] > [[Portal:Utah|Utah]] > Utah Census''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Utah|Utah]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Utah_Census|Census]]''  
  
== Why use census?  ==
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A census is a count and description of the population of a country,state, county, or city. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived and when they lived there.
  
Censuses are the basic records for genealogist. The records give the places where your ancestors live, dates and places of birth, family members, and places where the family lived. You can also locate neighbors names. You may learn about immigration information. 
 
  
Now, many censuses are indexes and images are located on computers. This is the easiest way to locate your ancestors.  
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See also [http://www.censusfinder.com/utah.htm CensusFinder.com for Utah]
  
== What Records Exist  ==
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*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
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*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
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*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
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*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
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*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
  
There are two main types of records for Utah, territorial census and federal census. For other records used for locating individuals at other times you will want to use Directories.
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These are the population schedules which lists either the head of the house or the whole family. There are other schedules listed under special census.  
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Utah Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
  
=== Federal Census Available:  ===
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The first federal census in Utah was taken in 1850. The census has been taken every ten years and the census has been made public through 1930. The 1890 census was damaged and then destroyed in a fire. The whole population schedule for Utah was destroyed.  
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=== Online Utah indexes and images  ===
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{{Census Online Utah}}
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
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==== Microfilm images  ====
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*'''1856 -- '''Family History Library {{FHL|12915|title-id|disp=film 505913}}
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*'''1852 -- '''Bishops Report&nbsp;(Family History Library {{FHL|176669|title-id|disp=book 979.2 K2r; film 823831 it 1; film 430074}})
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*'''1850 -- '''Taken in 1851 '''('''Family History Library {{FHL|183451|title-id|disp=book 979.2 X2ba 1850, film 432616}}; {{FHL|744501|title-id|disp=film 25540}}; {{FHL|564540|title-id|disp=film 1550328 it 1}})
  
 
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{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="745"
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''  
 
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| 1940 N/A
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| {{FHL|698922|title-id|disp=1870&nbsp;}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| {{FHL|534285|title-id|disp=1920&nbsp;and Soundex}}
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| '''1890''' Jun 2
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1900''' Jun 1
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| 1940 N/A
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-04.html#utah 1910 T624]&nbsp;  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-05.html#illinois 1870 M593]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| [http://1930census.archives.gov/stateSearch.asp 1930 T626]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-08.html#utah 1900 T623]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-06.html#utah Soundex T1074]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-04.html#utah 1860 M653]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-09.html#utah 1920 T625]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-06.html#utah Soundex M1590]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-07.html#utah 1880 T9] and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-06.html#utah Soundex]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-03.html#utah 1850 M432]
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'''1862, 1882, 1887, 1894 -- '''Taken but no longer extant
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
==== Statehood Period  ====
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Utah, [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
  
'''1890''' -- Census was destroyed by fire
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=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
  
'''1900, 1910, 1920 '''-- Population Schedules.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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==== Online indexes and images  ====
  
'''1930''' -- Population Schedules
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=== History<br> ===
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&nbsp;'''1847 '''-- First white settlers arrived in Utah and settled in Salt Lake Valley.&nbsp;They called the&nbsp;area of present day Utah and parts of many surrounding states&nbsp;Deseret.
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'''1850-1896 '''-- Territorial Period. Each time the people of&nbsp;Deseret&nbsp;applied for statehood a census was taken.&nbsp;Deseret became a&nbsp;territory in 1850 and gained statehood in 1896. Censuses were taken 1850 (1851),1856, 1862, 1872, 1882, 1887, and 1894.&nbsp;&nbsp;Deseret was carved up as other western states were formed until 1896 when the state bacame Utah and reached its present size.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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'''1896-present '''-- Utah during statehood.
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== What does the census contain? ==
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Since most of the census are federal census, they will have every name, ages, and states of births. The following chart; have a link to list containing specific contents for the census for each year. <br>
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| style="border-right: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-top: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-bottom: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" valign="middle" align="center" colspan="3" | CENSUS CONTENT
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="11" align="center" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Utah'''</font>
 
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| style="border-right: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-top: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-bottom: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" valign="middle" align="center" | [[United States Census 1850|'''1850''']]
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| style="border-right: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-top: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-bottom: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" valign="middle" align="center" | [[United States Census 1880|'''1880''']]
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Free'''  
| style="border-right: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-top: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-bottom: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" valign="middle" align="center" | [[United States Census 1910|'''1910''']]
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="3" align="center" | '''Free at Some Libraries '''(usually&nbsp;with&nbsp;library&nbsp;card)  
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Pay'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" width="7%" align="center" | '''Year'''
| style="border-right: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-top: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-bottom: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" valign="middle" align="center" | [[United States Census 1890|'''1890''']]
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" width="30%" align="center" | '''Type'''  
| style="border-right: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-top: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-bottom: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" valign="middle" align="center" | [[United States Census 1920|'''1920''']]
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" width="10%" align="center" | '''Record Search'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" width="10%" align="center" | '''Heritage Quest'''  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" width="10%" align="center" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" width="10%" align="center" | '''Ancestry Library'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" width="10%" align="center" | '''Ancestry Home'''
 
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| '''1890'''
| style="border-right: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-top: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-bottom: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" valign="middle" align="center" | [[United States Census 1900|'''1900''']]
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| width="20%" | Veterans
| style="border-right: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-top: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-left: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid; border-bottom: rgb(0,0,0) 1px solid" valign="middle" align="center" | [[United States Census 1930|'''1930''']]
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1610551 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| '''1880'''
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| width="20%" | Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1870'''  
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 Link]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1860'''
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1850'''  
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| Slave owners and slaves<ref>An 1850 (actually April 1851) slave schedule for Utah County is found at the end of the population schedules for Utah County. The owners are indexed with other slave owner indexes. The slaves appear by name in the population schedule indexes.</ref>
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bcensus%3B12159696%3B-1%3B7%3B18&searchtype=3&offset=1&locthreadid=8194799&hitcount=4245 Link]<ref name="HQSlave">HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.</ref>
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| '''1850'''  
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]  
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
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*'''1850-1880 Agricultural''' The [[Church History Library]] has copies of these schedules.
  
<center>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/freecensusforms.htm Blank forms for the US Census]</center>
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
 
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In addition,.the 1880 census has abbreviations for religion found&nbsp;in the left margin of each census page. They are the following:<br>'''M''' = Mormon<br>'''G''' = Gentile<br>'''A''' = Apostate Mormon<br>'''J''' = Josephites (members of the Reorganized Church -- RLDS)<br>'''M''' = Miscellaneous<br>'''D''' = Doubtful<br>From ''Deseret Weekly News'', September 6, 1882, page 58. <br>
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== How to find and search the census  ==
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The censuses are in order of residences and are handwritten. You will want to search for an index. Now all the censuses have indexes available on the Internet, in book form, and some on film.&nbsp;The National Archives filmed all of the censuses and now the images are scanned and available on the Internet.
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==== Websites  ====
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1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 &amp; 1900 US Censuses for Utah are available at the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0 FamilySearch Pilot Site] for free. Site includes searchable name indexes and images. 1880 is available in name index only. <br>
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==== '''Territorial Census'''es, 1850-1896  ====
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'''1850 -- '''Taken in 1851 '''('''Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=183451&disp=First+families+of+Utah+as+taken+from+the%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 979.2 X2ba 1850, film 432616]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=744501&disp=Utah%2C+1850+federal+census+%3A+populati++ film 25540]; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=564540&disp=Utah+supplemental+census+schedules%2C+18++ film 1550328 it 1])<br>'''1852 -- '''Bishops Report&nbsp;(Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=176669&disp=Registry+of+names+of+persons+residing+in%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 979.2 K2r; film 823831 it 1; film 430074])
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'''1856 -- '''Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=12915&disp=1856+Utah+census+returns++ film 505913]
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'''''1850 United States Census'''''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1401638 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site]. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1850, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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<br>'''1860 United States Census'''''—''A free Internet index and images to the 1860 United States Census can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1473181 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1860, birthplace, occupation, other family members, whether married or single, and neighbors.
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'''1870 United States Census---'''A free internet index and images can be viewed on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1438024 FamilySearch Record Pilot site]. This index includes the full name, age, sex, race, birthplace, occupation, month if born in census year, month if married in census year, birth place of father and mother, if born in a foreign country.
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'''1880 United States Census'''– A Free Internet Index and Images to the US Census can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1417683 Family Search Record Pilot – Pilot Site.] This index includes an every name index to population schedules listing inhabitants. It includes the full name, race, sex, age, birth month (if born during the previous year), relationship to head of household, whether married, single or divorced, whether married during the previous year, country or state of birth of each person and his parent’s, occupation and street address and house number.
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'''1900 Federal Census''' - A free Internet index and images to the 1900 United States Census can be viewed on the&nbsp; [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236863911171_679" />]. Important additions to this census are month and year of birth of each household member, number of years married for each married person, number of children born to each mother and the number of those still living, year of immigration, and number of years in the United States.
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<br>Ancestry:&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com] $
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Heritage Quest Online:&nbsp; [http://www.heritagequestonline.com http://www.heritagequestonline.com]
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Census Online:&nbsp; [http://www.census-online.com/links/UT/ http://www.census-online.com/links/UT/]
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Genealogy Today:&nbsp; [http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/ut/census.html http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/ut/census.html]
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Mortality Schedules:&nbsp;[http://mortalityschedules.com/ http://mortalityschedules.com/]
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&nbsp;These represent every household in Utah census returns. For most families, they index only the first person listed in each household, who was usually the father or head of the household. Many families had relatives or friends with a different surname living with them when the census was taken. In those cases, the first person of each surname in the household is included in the index.
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'''1850, 1860, and 1870 --&nbsp;'''Statewide indexes are available in books, on microfiche, or microfilm. They are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: UTAH - CENSUS - [YEAR] - INDEXES.&nbsp;See also:&nbsp;
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Kearl, J.R., ''Index to the 1850, 1860,&nbsp;and 1870 Censuses of Utah: Heads of Households''. Baltimore, Maryland.: Genealogical Publishing, 1981. (Family History Loibrary [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=979.2+X2k book 979.2 X2k; fiche 6051336].) These multi-state&nbsp;indexes list the census year, each head of household's name, age, sex, occupation, household visitation number, city, county, birthplace, real wealth, and personal wealth.
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'''1850, 1860, and 1870 '''-- Statewide surname indexes; represent every household in&nbsp;Utah. For most families, they index only the first person listed in each household, who was usually the father or head of the house. Many families had relatives or friends with a different surname living with them when the census was taken. In those cases, the first person of each surname in the household is included in the index. They are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: UTAH - CENSUS - [YEAR] - INDEXES
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==== '''Enumeration Districts'''  ====
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'''&nbsp;1910&nbsp;-- '''Two reference tools&nbsp;for locating the Enumeration District for towns in Utah and street address for Salt Lake City and for determining which census schedule microfilm and enumeration district to search for specific addresses are in:&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;Buckway, G. Eileen. ''U. S. 1910 Federal Census: Unindexed States: A Guide to Finding Census Enumeration Districts for Unindexed Cities, Towns, and Villages.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library, 1993. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=594710&disp=U%2ES%2E+1910+federal+census+%3A+unindex%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 973 X2bu 1910; fiche 6101340].) The book lists Utah towns, their 1910 enumeration district numbers, and their Family History Library microfilm call numbers. It also includes special instructions and information for Salt Lake City, including film numbers of city directories.
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*''Street Indexes to Unindexed Cities in the U.S. 1910 Federal Census''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library, 1993. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=973+X2str book 973 X2str 1910; fiche 6104151] [set of 5].) This book gives the street name and street number for Salt Lake City. It gives the page numbers, enumeration district, and the Family History Library microfilm number for most addresses.
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==== '''<span id="1216241928355S" style="display: none">1852 Bishops Report</span>'''  ====
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*''Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as a Bishop's Report, 1852-1853''. Unpublished typescript. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=176669&disp=Registry+of+names+of+persons+residing+in%20%20&columns=*,0,0 979.2 K2r; film 823831 item 1;&nbsp;film 430074&nbsp;].) Names of heads of households are listed alphabetically within each LDS Ward.
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'''1850 United States Census Mortality Schedules'''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census Mortality Schedules can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1420441 FamilySearch Record Search - Pilot Site]. Mortality schedules provided nationwide death statistics for the twelve months&nbsp;prior to the 1850 census.&nbsp; Key genealogical facts found on the 1850 mortality&nbsp;schedule are: Name, age, sex, color, married or widowed, birthplace, month of death, occupation, cause of death.
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'''<span id="1216241928355S" style="display: none">1850-1880 -- </span>'''Mortality schedules list persons who died during the 12 months before the 1850-1880 federal censuses were taken. In addition to providing the same information about the deceased person that census schedules provide for the living, mortality schedules also state the death month and cause of death and the number of days ill. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 schedules and the indexes for all four schedules.
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[http://mortalityschedules.com/ Mortality Schedules&nbsp;1870] for Utah
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'''1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 '''-- Some of the statewide indexes mentioned previously are combined into composite master indexes of several census years, states, and census types. See:
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FamilyFinder™ Index and Viewer. Version 4.0. Family Tree Maker Archives, index. [Novato, California]: Brøderbund Software, 1997. (Family History Llibrary compact disc no. 9 1997 index.) Does not circulate to Family History Centers. It is a single composite index to Utah 1850 and 1860 federal censuses and the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 mortality schedules.
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'''1850 United States Census Slave Schedules'''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census Slave Schedules can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1420440;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site] listing each '''slave owner's''' name and residence. It also shows the age, gender, and color of the slaves. Slave names are not normally listed.
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*1890 Utah Census Index: Special Schedule of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans of the Civil War. Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1983. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=979.2+X22jv book 979.2 X22jv] 1890 index.) This index includes every name of the Union veterans or their widows. It gives the county of residence and page of enumerations.
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<span id="1216240897009S" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>'''1856 --'''&nbsp;An 1856 territorial census is at the Church Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and at the Family History Library on microfilm. This census includes the names of everyone in the household, but has many duplicate names and inaccuracies. The handwritten census is found in: 1856 Utah Census Returns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=12915&disp=1856+Utah+census+returns%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 505913].) The library also has indexes for this census. Look at the Family History Library Catalog in the Place Search under:&nbsp;
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'''1872 --&nbsp;'''An 1872 census is at the Church History Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is part of the 1872 Utah Constitutional Correspondence papers. The census is arranged by county and then city. The call number is MS#2920 - folders 9-19. An index is available.
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With the exception of Rich, Kane, Tooele&nbsp;and Utah counties, the 1872 census only gives&nbsp;statistical data.  
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For Rich and Kane counties, there is a list of every person living in the county. The Rich county census also gives a person's age, residence, and birth place, and for some, the city of birth. The Tooele&nbsp;county census lists heads of household for&nbsp;Native American&nbsp;families only.  
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*'''1905''' In this year, the State Constitution made provision for a decennial census, but no record was found of any census taken in accordance with the constitutional requirement.<ref name="Lainh">Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[{{Lainha}}]], 106.</ref><ref name="Dubes">Henry J. Dubester, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37244714 State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States]'' (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948)[[{{Dubes}}]], 61.</ref>
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*'''1872''' Kane, Rich, Tooele and Utah counties list names. <ref>Census is at the [[Church History Library]] of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is part of the 1872 Utah Constitutional Correspondence papers. The census is arranged by county and then city. The call number is MS#2920 - folders 9-19. An index is available.</ref>
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*'''1852''' So called "Bishops' Report"<ref>''Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as a Bishop's Report, 1852-1853''. Unpublished typescript. [[{{Bishopsr}}]]. Names of heads of households are listed alphabetically within each LDS Ward.</ref>
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*'''1851''' Used as a substitute for the 1850 federal census. See federal censuses.<ref name="Lainh" /><ref name="Dubes" />
  
Santaquin,&nbsp;Spring Lake, Goshen, Fairfield, Cedar&nbsp;Fort, and the&nbsp;districts of Alpine and Silver Lake in&nbsp;Utah County&nbsp;are also innumerated.
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==== Church Censuses ====
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For a list of available and missing Utah censuses, [[Utah Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
The LDS Church took censuses to track members and Church growth throughout the world. The first Church wide census was taken in 1914. Beginning in 1920, the Church took a census every five years until 1960, except 1945. Film numbers for these census returns are:
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ''Church Census Records, 1914–1960''. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1962. (On 651 Family History Library films starting with [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=126146&disp=Church+census+records%2C+1914-1960+%5B++ 025708].) Arranged alphabetically by the name of the head of the household. The five censuses for 1914 to 1935 were combined and microfilmed. There is a supplement for census cards that were&nbsp;returned late. The 1940 census was filmed separately with two supplemental films. The 1950, 1955, and 1960 censuses were filmed together.  
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A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.  
  
Information in a Church census&nbsp;is recorded on&nbsp;a family card. Each&nbsp;family member&nbsp;has&nbsp;their gender, age, priesthood office,&nbsp;marital status and the ward/branch, stake/mission&nbsp;where they lived&nbsp;listed. Not every Church unit participated. The years covered are:
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'''1914 --''' This census shows the geographical regions where each person was born; the family’s address; the name of the ward or branch, stake, or mission the person attended; and date of the census. <br>'''1920 --''' This census added the maiden name of married women, year of birth of each person, and the Church auxiliaries each person attended. <br>'''1925 --''' The complete birth date is included. The columns for auxiliaries are deleted. <br>'''1930 --''' This census adds the exact place of birth. Cards for the Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and parts of Maryland also provide the baptism date, the name of the person who performed the baptism, and place of baptism.
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:
  
'''1935 --''' This census adds&nbsp;a previous ward or branch where a family attended. <br>'''1940 --''' This census adds the family’s previous street address, and the date when the family moved to their present address. <br>'''1945 --''' No Church census was taken because of World War II. <br>'''1950, 1955, and 1960 --''' These censuses show the same information as the 1940 census.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
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:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
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:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
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== References ==
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=== Sources and footnotes ===
  
Many federal census records are found at the Family History Library, the Utah State Historical Society, and the National Archives. The [[United States Census|United States Research Outline]] provides more detailed information about these records.
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''Deseret Weekly News'', Sept 6, 1882, page 58. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=233755&disp=Deseret+news+%28Salt+Lake+City%2C+Utah2++ film 026599].)&nbsp;
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A census is a count and description of the population of a country,state, county, or city. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived and when they lived there.


See also CensusFinder.com for Utah

Contents

Tips
  • If at first you don't find a name, try again under another spelling.
  • Photocopy each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
  • Look for an ancestor in every census during her or his lifetime.
  • On the family group record show each person's census listings.
  • Study others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in community context.


  • For a list of the exact date of each federal census, click here.

Online Utah indexes and images

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Utah 
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Federal population schedules

Microfilm images


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
1940 N/A 1910 1870              
1930 1900 and Soundex 1860  
1920 and Soundex 1880 and Soundex 1850  
       


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624  1870 M593        
1930 T626 1900 T623 and Soundex T1074 1860 M653
1920 T625 and Soundex M1590 1880 T9 and Soundex 1850 M432
     

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Utah, click here

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Utah

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Microfilm images

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Utah, click here.

State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Utah took censuses in the years between the federal censuses. The dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.

  • 1914-1960 For six censuses of members of the LDS Church in Utah and beyond see the LDS Census Wiki page.
  • 1905 In this year, the State Constitution made provision for a decennial census, but no record was found of any census taken in accordance with the constitutional requirement.[13][14]
  • 1872 Kane, Rich, Tooele and Utah counties list names. [15]
  • 1856 State census.[13][14] Caution: this census was padded. Most listings are correct, but some were repeated, and in a few cases deceased people were listed.
  • 1852 So called "Bishops' Report"[16]
  • 1851 Used as a substitute for the 1850 federal census. See federal censuses.[13][14]

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Utah censuses, click here.

Why use a census?

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

More about censuses

Click here for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:

Sources and footnotes

  1. FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses.
  2. Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. HeritageQuest has arranged with many 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.
  4. Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. The 1870 Federal census of Utah Territory included the population of present-day Utah, the extreme south side of present-day Oneida County, Idaho, and portions of current southeastern Nevada.
  9. The 1860 federal census of Utah Territory included the population of present-day Utah, portions of the Cache Valley in present-day Idaho, and Green River (Fort Bridger) now in Wyoming.
  10. The 1856 territorial census of Utah included the former "Malad County" whose boundaries are now partly in Idaho, and the former "Green River County" now part of Wyoming. Caution: this census was padded. Most listings are correct, but some were repeated, and in a few cases deceased people were listed.
  11. An 1850 (actually April 1851) slave schedule for Utah County is found at the end of the population schedules for Utah County. The owners are indexed with other slave owner indexes. The slaves appear by name in the population schedule indexes.
  12. HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 106.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Henry J. Dubester, State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948)[FHL Book 973 X23s; Fiche 6018062], 61.
  15. Census is at the Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is part of the 1872 Utah Constitutional Correspondence papers. The census is arranged by county and then city. The call number is MS#2920 - folders 9-19. An index is available.
  16. Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as a Bishop's Report, 1852-1853. Unpublished typescript. [FHL Book 979.2 K2r; Film 823831 item 1]. Names of heads of households are listed alphabetically within each LDS Ward.