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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[West_Virginia_Census|Census]]''
  
== Availability  ==
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| valign="middle" | <center><font size="+1">'''Tips'''</font></center>
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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]].
  
Many federal census records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The following are available:
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'''1810 (partial)–1860:''' West Virginia was part of Virginia.  
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[West Virginia Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
  
'''1870–1930:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;The 1890 census&nbsp;was destroyed except for the 1890 Union veterans schedule (Family History Library films 338268-69).
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=== Online West Virginia indexes and images  ===
  
'''Substitutes''' for missing censuses:
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{{Census Online West Virginia}}
  
Most&nbsp;published substitutes are based on state censuses and tax lists. Each covers different counties. Most of present-day West Virginia is included in the second item, but both must be used for a complete search of West Virginia.
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
  
*Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940. Reprint. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966. (Family History Library book 975.5 R4f 1966; film 874197 item 4.) This includes areas of Augusta, Berkley, Hardy, and Montgomery counties in Virginia that later became part of West Virginia.
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==== Microfilm images  ====
*Heads of Families . . . Records of the State Enumerations: 1782 to 1785, Virginia. 1908. Reprint. Baltimore, Maryland: Southern Book Company, 1952. (Family History Library book 975.5 X2us 1790; film 874193 item 4.)
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For the missing portions of the 1810 census use:
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*&nbsp;Netti Schreiner-Yantis, A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for Which the Census is Missing (Springfield, Virginia: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971; Family History Library book 975.5 R4s). This includes information from Cabell, Greenbrier, Hardy, and Tazewell counties (and 15 Virginia counties) that are missing from the 1810 census.
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West Virginia became a state in 1863. Census records prior to 1863 can be found in Virginia, [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Virginia_Census click here]
  
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== Historical Background  ==
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''
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| 1940 N/A
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-04.html#west-virginia 1910 T624]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-02.html#west-virginia Soundex T1279]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-05.html#west-virginia 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#west-virginia 1900 T623]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-06.html#west-virginia Soundex T1078]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-09.html#west-virginia 1920 T625]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-06.html#west-virginia Soundex M1594]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-07.html#west-virginia 1880 T9]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-06.html#west-virginia Soundex T778]
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== Indexes  ==
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West Virginia became a state in 1863. National Archives film numbers for census records prior to 1863 can be found under Virginia, [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Virginia_Census click here]
  
'''Online Indexes'''
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
Censuses are digitized, indexed and online at these subscription websites:  
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of West Virginia, [[West Virginia Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
  
[[Www.ancestry.com|www.ancestry.com]] ($$)<br>http://www.heritagequest.com/ <br>http://www.censusfinder.com/ <br>http://www.census-online.com/links/WV/ <br>
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=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
  
'''Book Indexes'''
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==== Online indexes and images  ====
  
'''1810–1870:''' Available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=350&subject_disp=West+Virginia&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library].  
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for West Virginia'''</font>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" colspan="3" | '''Free'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="3" | '''Free at Some Libraries''' (usually&nbsp;with&nbsp;library&nbsp;card)
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Pay'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Year'''
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| align="center" width="40%" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Type'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Record Search'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Census Bureau'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Google Book'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Heritage Quest'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry Library'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Ancestry Home'''
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| '''1890'''
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| width="20%" | Veterans
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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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| Slave owner (part of Virginia)
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| align="center" | [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bcensus%3B8457527%3B-1%3B8%3B18&searchtype=3&offset=1&locthreadid=4479091&hitcount=5479 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=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| '''1860'''
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| Mortality (part of Virginia)
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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 owner (part of Virginia)
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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://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" />
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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 (part of Virginia)
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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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| '''1840'''
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| Pensioners (part of Virginia)
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1786457 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf BookLink]
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| align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&dq=1840+census+pensioners&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=W0XUmfgahX&sig=WRyMIVwiePLwKmlxhbchJl1ZeeA&hl=en&ei=SJ0MSvSrBqOMtgf19I2FCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10#PPA61,M1 BookLink]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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County-wide indexes are also available in published format for various years.
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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
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'''Soundex Indexes'''
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
'''1880–1930:''' Available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=350&subject_disp=West+Virginia&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library].  
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of West Virginia, [[West Virginia Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].  
  
== Special Censuses ==
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=== State and colonial censuses ===
  
==== Mortality Schedules  ====
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No record of a state or colonial census has been found.<ref name="Lainh">Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[{{Lainha}}]], no listing.</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}}]], 62.</ref>
  
The Family History Library has mortality schedules on microfilm for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. They are also at&nbsp;the Archives and History Library. The schedules for 1860 and 1870 are indexed.
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=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
  
[http://mortalityschedules.com/ Mortality Schedules 1850-1880]  
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For a list of available and missing West Virginia censuses, [[West Virginia Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
== State Censuses ==
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=== Why use a census? ===
  
The only state census that includes West Virginia was taken by Virginia, 1782–1785:
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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.
  
*Heads of Families . . . Records of the State Enumerations: 1782 to 1785, Virginia. 1908. Reprint. Baltimore, Maryland: Southern Book Company, 1952. (Family History Library book 975.5 X2us 1790; film 874193 item 4.)
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=== More about censuses  ===
  
This is&nbsp;supplemented by&nbsp;a tax list index:  
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:  
  
*Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940. Reprint. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966. (Family History Library book 975.5 R4f 1966; film 874197 item 4.) This includes areas of Augusta, Berkley, Hardy, and Montgomery counties in Virginia that later became part of West Virginia
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:*[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
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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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:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
  
== Colonial&nbsp;Censuses ==
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=== Sources and footnotes ===
  
West Virginia was part of the Commonwealth of [[Virginia Census|Virginia]] until the end of the Civil War.
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{{reflist}}
  
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{{USCensus}} {{West Virginia|West Virginia}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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[[Category:Census by State]][[Category:West Virginia]]
 
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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/WV/ http://www.census-online.com/links/WV/]  
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Genealogy Today:&nbsp; [http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/wv/census.html http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/wv/census.html]  
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Access Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/westvirginia.htm http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/westvirginia.htm]
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Mortality Schedules:&nbsp; [http://mortalityschedules.com/ http://mortalityschedules.com/]
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== References  ==
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''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/Rg/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=West_Virginia.ASP West Virginia Research Outline].'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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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 West Virginia indexes and images

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of West Virginia 
  Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with a library card)* Pay
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Federal population schedules

Microfilm images

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

West Virginia became a state in 1863. Census records prior to 1863 can be found in Virginia, click here


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624 and Soundex T1279 1870 M593        
1930 T626 1900 T623 and Soundex T1078
1920 T625 and Soundex M1594 1880 T9 and Soundex T778
   

West Virginia became a state in 1863. National Archives film numbers for census records prior to 1863 can be found under Virginia, click here

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for West Virginia

Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with library card) Pay
Year Type Record Search Census Bureau Google Book Heritage Quest Ancestry FHL Ancestry Library Ancestry Home
1890 Veterans Link - - - Link Link Link
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1840 Pensioners (part of Virginia) Link BookLink BookLink - Link Link Link

Microfilm images

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

State and colonial censuses

No record of a state or colonial census has been found.[10][11]

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing West Virginia 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, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
  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. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 West Virginia was part of Virginia unitl 1863 when it became a separate state. For census purposes, all records were kept together from 1790 through 1860. With search engines and books, we can search for the counties that would be found in the area known as West Virginia. We have duplicated the information both places.
  9. 9.0 9.1 HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.
  10. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], no listing.
  11. 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], 62.

 

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