Liberia, Monrovia, Census, 1843 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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What is in the Collection?

This collection is a transcribed index for the 1843 census in the town of Monrovia, colony of Liberia. You will not be able to see actual images of the census on FamilySearch; however, this census was included in a report of the 28th U.S. Congress entitled, "Information Relative to the Operations of the United States Squadron on the West Coast of Africa, the Condition of the American Colonies There, and the Commerce of the United States Therewith." A copy of the actual report is available online via Google Books with the census starting on page 308.

Record Content

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Place of birth
  • Date of immigration
  • Place of residence
  • Family relationships

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search this collection, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name
  • Approximate year and place of residence

To search this collection by name:'
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Liberia, Monrovia, Census, 1843." Database. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing United States Congress. Information Relative to the Operations of the United States Squadron on the West Coast of Africa. 28th Congress, 2nd session, Senate Document 150. Washington, D.C. Gales and Seaton, 1843.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Liberia, Monrovia, Census, 1843.