United States Census Online
See Beginning Census Research and Record Keepingin the FamilySearch Learning Center.
The following Internet sites contain U.S. Federal Census indexes and/or images:
- FamilySearch Record Search. Free Internet U.S. federal census indexes and images to the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (index only), 1900, and 1920 (partial index only) can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. These indexes show every name listed on the census and except for 1880 and 1920 are also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
- Internet Archive. Free Internet U.S. Federal census images. The record of the population census from 1790 to 1930. Scanned from microfilm from the collections of the Allen County Public Library.
- Census Online: Links to Online Census Records. State-by-state year-by-year links to chiefly USGenWeb transcripts.
- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. The most comprehensive list of links to online indexes and images,
- Census Finder - A Directory of Links to Census Records. The Census Diretory is organized by state and county and includes information and tips on using census records for genealogy research.
Selected libraries or archives may have a subscription to the following:
- Ancestry.com ($), a subscription Internet site, has indexes and images to all available U.S. federal census population schedules from 1790 to 1930. This site is available for free at selected libraries and archives.
- HeritageQuest, available at selected libraries has images to all available U.S. federal census population schedules from 1790 to 1930, with indexes except for 1830, 1840, 1850, and a partial 1930. No personal home subsciptions offered.
- Footnote.com, ($) a subscription site with indexes and images for 1860, and 90% of the 1930 U.S. federal censuses.
- WorldVitalRecords.com, ($) a subscription site has the 1860 and 1930 Census indexes. Resulting index listings are through Footnote.com. There are many other census transcriptions by state or county also available on this site.
Fee Based for Home Use
See Ancestry.com and Footnote.com above.