Difference between revisions of "Missouri State and Territorial Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(description)
 
(45 intermediate revisions by 21 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{FamilySearch_Collection
+
''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri, United States Genealogy|Missouri]]''
 +
 
 +
{{US State HR Infobox
 +
|CID=CID2075262
 +
|title=Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933
 +
|location=Missouri
 +
| LOC_01 = Missouri
 +
| LOC_02 =
 +
| LOC_02_type =
 +
| LOC_03 = 
 +
| loc_map = 
 +
| state_loc_map = US Locator Missouri.png
 +
| State_flag = Missouri flag.png
 +
| record_type =Census
 +
| start_year = 1732
 +
| end_year = 1933
 +
| FS_URL_01 =[[Missouri, United States Genealogy]]
 +
| FS_URL_02 =[[Missouri Census]]
 +
| FS_URL_03 =[[Missouri Censuses Existing and Lost]]
 +
| FS_URL_04 =[[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]
 +
| FS_URL_05 =
 +
| FS_URL_06 =
 +
| FS_URL_07 = 
 +
| FS_URL_08 = 
 +
| FS_URL_09 = 
 +
| FS_URL_10 = 
 +
| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/ Missouri State Archives Website]
 +
| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/census.asp Missouri Digital Heritage: Census Records] 
 +
| RW_URL_03 =[http://shs.umsystem.edu/census/statecensus.shtml The State Historical Society of Missouri: Census Records] 
 +
| RW_URL_04 = 
 +
| RW_URL_05 = 
 +
| custodian = 
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== What is in the Collection? ==
 +
 
 +
This collection consists of an index and digital images of extant state and territorial censuses for early counties in Missouri. This collection includes records from the Missouri State Archives and from FamilySearch. Images and index data will be added to this collection as they become available.
 +
 
 +
{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
|CID=CID2075262
 
|CID=CID2075262
|title=Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1752-1876
+
|title=Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933
|location=United States}}<br>
+
}}  
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
  
This collection consists of digital images of extant state and territorial censuses for early counties in Missouri. This collection includes records from the Missouri State Archives and from FamilySearch. In some instances the only records available are census abstracts which contain a statistical summary of the original census.
 
  
== Record Content ==
+
Note: The 1844 census for Gasconade County seems to be a summary of population statistics and does not include names.
 +
== Collection Content ==
 +
=== Sample Image ===
  
<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px">
+
<gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Missouri, State Census, 1876 (12-0449) Census DGS 7265932_220.jpg|Missouri 1876 Census
 
Image:Missouri, State Census, 1876 (12-0449) Census DGS 7265932_220.jpg|Missouri 1876 Census
 
</gallery>  
 
</gallery>  
 +
 +
== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
The content varies depending upon the census. You may find any of the following information included:  
 
The content varies depending upon the census. You may find any of the following information included:  
Line 30: Line 70:
 
*Occupation
 
*Occupation
  
Additional sample images are available in the wiki article [[Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records Sample Images (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
+
Additional sample images are available in the wiki article [[Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records Sample Images (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
+
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
*Ancestor's name  
+
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
*Identifying information such as age and residence
+
*The name of your ancestor.
 +
*The approximate age of your ancestor.
 +
*The place where your ancestor lived.
 +
*The names of other family members and their relationships.
  
=== Search the Collection ===
+
'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2075262?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own 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.
  
To search the collection by image: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse link" in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images<br>  
+
'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2075262/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "Census Place" category<br> ⇒Select the “Record title, year" category which takes you to the images<br>  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images to make this determination. As you are searching it is helpful to know:
+
Look at each image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
  
*Your ancestor's name. You may not be sure of your ancestor’s name, there may be more than one person in the records with the same name or your ancestor may have used different names, nicknames or variations of their name throughout their life.
+
Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
*Some identifying information such as your ancestor's residence and age.
 
  
=== Using the Information  ===
+
*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.
 +
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
 +
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
+
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
 +
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 +
When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
 +
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?  ===
 
*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family.  
 
*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family.  
 
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
Line 57: Line 104:
 
*Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.  
 
*Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.  
 
*Use the information about religious beliefs find local church records.
 
*Use the information about religious beliefs find local church records.
 
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
 
 
*The 1844 census for Gasconade County seems to be a summary of population statistics and does not include names.
 
 
*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.  
 
*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.  
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”  
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”  
 
*It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.  
 
*It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.  
 
*Be sure to extract all families before you look at other records. The relationships given will help you to organize family groups. The family groupings will help you identify related families when you discover additional information in other records.  
 
*Be sure to extract all families before you look at other records. The relationships given will help you to organize family groups. The family groupings will help you identify related families when you discover additional information in other records.  
*Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even&nbsp;county.
+
*Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a neighboring county.  
*You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
 
*You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
 
*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
 
*You should also be aware that the census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
 
*If you are unable to find your ancestor check for variant spellings of the names.
 
  
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
+
=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
Line 79: Line 117:
 
*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
 
*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
  
== Related Websites  ==
+
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Missouri, State Census Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
  
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/ Missouri State Archives Website]
 
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/census.asp Missouri Digital Heritage: Census Records]
 
*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/census/statecensus.shtml The State Historical Society of Missouri: Census Records]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
+
== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[[Missouri]]
+
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. 
*[[Missouri Census]]
 
*[[Missouri Censuses Existing and Lost]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
+
'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation| text = “Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933.” Database with Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.}}<br><br>
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
+
'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 +
|CID=CID2075262
 +
|title=Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933
 +
}}  
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
+
'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
+
|CID=CID2075262
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
+
|title=Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933
 
+
}}
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
+
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text = “Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1752-1876.” Index or Index and Images or Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing:Missouri Secretary of State. Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri.}}  
 
  
[[Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
+
{{Contributor_invite}}

Latest revision as of 21:00, 20 February 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri

Access the Records
Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933 .
CID2075262
{{{CID2}}}
{{{CID3}}}
{{{CID4}}}
{{{CID5}}}
{{{CID6}}}
{{{CID7}}}
{{{CID8}}}
{{{CID9}}}
This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Missouri, United States
Missouri flag.png
Flag of Missouri
US Locator Missouri.png
Location of Missouri
Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1732-1933
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of an index and digital images of extant state and territorial censuses for early counties in Missouri. This collection includes records from the Missouri State Archives and from FamilySearch. Images and index data will be added to this collection as they become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933.


Note: The 1844 census for Gasconade County seems to be a summary of population statistics and does not include names.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The content varies depending upon the census. You may find any of the following information included:

  • Name of every person who resided in the family
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Age or age range
  • Marital status
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Place of birth
  • Religious belief
  • Information relevant to military service
  • If a foreigner, whether or not naturalized
  • Whether literate or not (by age category, under or over 10 years old)
  • Any disabilities
  • Occupation

Additional sample images are available in the wiki article Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records Sample Images (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate age of your ancestor.
  • The place where your ancestor lived.
  • The names of other family members and their relationships.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own 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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Census Place" category
⇒Select the “Record title, year" category which takes you to the images

Look at each image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family.
  • Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
  • Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
  • Use the information about religious beliefs find local church records.
  • If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.
  • Be sure to extract all families before you look at other records. The relationships given will help you to organize family groups. The family groupings will help you identify related families when you discover additional information in other records.
  • Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a neighboring county.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby Localities.
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.

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 Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.