United States Census Slave Schedules
Additional information may be found on the United States Census Portal page.
The National Archives has retained and microfilmed all of the original manuscripts for applicable states.
1850-1860--Slaves were enumerated separately and usually only numbered, not named.
City, town, or subsidtrict of slave owner
Name of slave owner
Number of slaves listed by age, sex, color
Deaf, dumb, insane, or idiotic
Sometimes an enumerator chose to list the first names of individual slaves. Each countywide slave schedule must be searched to see if there are names of slaves or not.
Few slave schedules have been indexed. Ancestry has 1850.
Ancestry.com (1850): http://content.ancestry.com/
- 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.