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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Census|U.S. Census]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Census 1800|1800 Census]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Census|U.S. Census]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United_States_Census_1800|1800 Census]]''  
  
 
== Content  ==
 
== Content  ==
  
The 1800 Census was taken beginning 4 Aug 1800 for 9 months. The following information, in addition to the '''name of the head of the household''', was recorded by the census taker:
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The 1800 Census was taken beginning 4 Aug 1800 for 9 months. The following information, in addition to the '''name of the head of the household''', was recorded by the census taker:  
  
 
*Free white males under 10  
 
*Free white males under 10  
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*Slaves
 
*Slaves
  
1790-2000 Info: [http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf]
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1790-2000 Info: [http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf]  
  
 
== Value  ==
 
== Value  ==
  
The 1800 census can be used to:
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The 1800 census can be used to:  
  
*Identify locality
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*Identify locality  
*Distinguish target family from others of same name
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*Distinguish target family from others of same name  
*Help determine family size
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*Help determine family size  
*Locate possible relatives with same name
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*Locate possible relatives with same name  
*Identify neighbors
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*Identify neighbors  
*Identify slaveholders
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*Identify slaveholders  
*Identify name variations
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*Identify name variations  
*Free men of color listed as head of household
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*Free men of color listed as head of household  
 
*Slaves in age group by name of owner
 
*Slaves in age group by name of owner
  
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== Unique Features and Problems  ==
 
== Unique Features and Problems  ==
  
#Age brackets were split up into 5 categories
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#Age brackets were split up into 5 categories  
#No printed form or paper provided #Some lists were rearranged to place names in alphabetical order (will be unable to tell neighbors).
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#No printed form or paper provided #Some lists were rearranged to place names in alphabetical order (will be unable to tell neighbors).  
#Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.
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#Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.  
 
#Indians that were not taxed were not included.
 
#Indians that were not taxed were not included.
  
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'''States'''  
 
'''States'''  
  
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|               '''States Covered'''
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|               '''States Covered'''  
 
|                '''States Missing'''
 
|                '''States Missing'''
 
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*Northwest
 
*Northwest
  
== Missing Records ==
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== Missing Records ==
  
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== Where to Find the Records  ==
 
== Where to Find the Records  ==
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1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)  
 
1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)  
  
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[[Category:United States Census records]]

Revision as of 13:41, 3 July 2014

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Content

The 1800 Census was taken beginning 4 Aug 1800 for 9 months. The following information, in addition to the name of the head of the household, was recorded by the census taker:

  • Free white males under 10
  • Free white males 10-16
  • Free white males 16-26
  • Free white males 26-45
  • Free white males 45 and over
  • Free white females under 10
  • Free white females 10-16
  • Free white females 16-26
  • Free white females 26-45
  • Free white females 45 and over
  • Others free except Indian
  • Slaves

1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf

Value

The 1800 census can be used to:

  • Identify locality
  • Distinguish target family from others of same name
  • Help determine family size
  • Locate possible relatives with same name
  • Identify neighbors
  • Identify slaveholders
  • Identify name variations
  • Free men of color listed as head of household
  • Slaves in age group by name of owner

1790-1840 Search Tips:  http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1790-1840.html

Unique Features and Problems

  1. Age brackets were split up into 5 categories
  2. No printed form or paper provided #Some lists were rearranged to place names in alphabetical order (will be unable to tell neighbors).
  3. Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.
  4. Indians that were not taxed were not included.

States and Territories Covered

States

              States Covered                States Missing
Maine (part of Massachusetts)
Maryland (inc. District of Columbia)
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Vermont
Delaware
Georgia
Kentucky
New Jersey
Tennessee
Virginia (inc. West Virginia)
Connecticut

Territories

(May have some type of substitute list or an area covering a county)

  • Indiana
  • Mississippi
  • Northwest

Missing Records

Where to Find the Records

The 1800 Federal Census is available online.

Online

Web Sites

References

1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)