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Online Federal Censuses[edit | edit source]

Population Schedules[edit | edit source]

Starting in 1790, federal population schedules were taken every 10 years in the United States. Click here for more information about federal census records.

Oklahoma was admitted to the United States as the 46th state on 16 Nov 1907. So in the 1900 Census, it would be listed as Oklahoma Territory.

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960
NARA Index
FamilySearch Images
Release Date
April 1, 2032

Non-Population Schedules for Oklahoma[edit | edit source]

Federal non-population schedules included such things mortality schedules, agriculture schedules, slave schedules, and manufacturing schedules.

Year Type of Census Links
1890 Veterans at Ancestry ($)
1860 Slave Owner (as part of Arkansas Indian Lands) at Ancestry ($)
1860 Mortality (as part of Arkansas Indian Lands) at Ancestry ($)

Existing and Lost Censuses[edit | edit source]

Online State and Territorial Censuses[edit | edit source]

State censuses are census records that were taken at the state-level rather than at the federal. Often, but not always, a state took their census in ten year increments 5 years from when the Federal Census was taken, such as 1885. State censuses can even serve as substitutes for missing federal censuses. For more information on state censuses, visit United States Census Bureau.

Territorial censuses were taken by the federal government to count the population in federal territories. The government needed to count the population in the territory to see if it could qualify for statehood. For more information on territorial censuses, visit the US Territorial Census page.

Year Type of Census Links
1907 Territorial (Seminole County), all household members at Ancestry ($)
1890 Territorial (Select counties), all household members at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)
at Oklahoma Historical Society

Other Census Images[edit | edit source]

Civil War Union veterans and their widows, 1890  Flint district Cherokee census and emigrants,1852 Census and school records, 1879-1943 1851 Cherokee Old Settlers' annuity roll
1878 annuity rolls of Chickasaw Nation Cherokee Nation east, roll of 1835 Cherokee census rolls, 1880 U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 ($) at Ancestry
Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Censuses and Rolls, 1851-1959 ($) at Ancestry U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914 ($) at Ancestry U.S., Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 ($) at Ancestry U.S., Cherokee Baker Roll and Records, 1924-1929 ($) at Ancestry
Oklahoma Osage Tribe Roll, 1921 ($) at Ancestry Unemployed Relief Census of 1933 at Oklahoma Historical Society

Why Use the Census?[edit | edit source]

State census records can be one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. Information varies based on year and location, but information that may be included in a census can include:

  • Name of each person in the family at the time the census was taken
  • Street or Avenue, or number Rural Free Delivery
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Color
  • Nativity
  • Place of birth of this person
  • Place of birth of Father of this person
  • Place of birth of Mother of this person
  • Period of Residence
  • How long a resident of this State (years and months)
  • How long a resident of this enumeration district (years and months)
  • Regular occupation
  • Military service

Sources and footnotes[edit | edit source]