Cape Verde Census

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Research use: Quickly identifies family groups and provides clues to researching in other sources.

Record type: Population enumerations compiled by the government.

General: Censuses were conducted in 1807, 1856, 1869, 1878, 1890, and every decade thereafter.

Time period: 1807-present.

Contents: It is not clear if name lists exit for these censuses. If they do, then they most likely list head of household, social status, names of family members, their ages, family relationships, residence; other details may vary.

Location: National Archive.

Population coverage: Probably 95% coverage of the population.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Cape Verde,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1992-1999.