United States Census Social Statistics Schedules
1850 - 1880. Available at the National Archives, and Regional and State Archives.
1880--Most government document sections of public and university libraries have them.
1850, 1860, 1870-- Statistics were gathered concerning a specific geographic area within a county. These schedules do not provide information about specific individuals, only statistical data.
1850-1870--for each political subdivision, these schedules show:
Value of real estate
Cemetery facilities within city boundaries, including maps
Number of schools, teachers, and pupils
Number and type of libraries and the number of volumes they have
Name, type, and circulation of newspapers
Types of church denominations, the number of people each church can seat, and the value of their property
Number of native and foreign-born paupers and the cost of supporting them
Number of native and foreign-born criminals convicted and in prison
Average wages paid to farm hands, day laborers, carpenters, and female domestics.
Provides information about the ancestor's community
- 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.