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Iowa, Non-Population Census Schedules,1850-1880
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Iowa, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Nonpopulation Census Schedules
Record Group RG 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census
Collection years 1850-1880
Microfilm Publication T1156. Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Iowa,1850-1880. 62 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 358
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes digital images of non-population census schedules for Iowa compiled by the United States Bureau of Census. These records are included in the National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T1156 and is part of Record Group 29 Records of the Bureau of the Census. The collection covers the years 1850 to 1880.

Nonpopulation Schedules

  • Agriculture,1850-1880, rolls 1-36
  • Industry, 1850-1870, rolls 37-41
  • Manufacturing, 1880, rolls 42-45
  • Social Statistics, 1850-1870, rolls 46-49
  • Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes, 1880, rolls 50-53
  • Mortality, 1850-1880, rolls, 55-62

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Iowa, Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Census

  • Name of owner, agent or manager of the farm
  • Date of enumeration
  • Township
  • Condition and value of the acreage
  • Value, kind of livestock and number of each kind
  • Value, type of produce and amount produced

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the farmer
  • The name of township where the farmer lived

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Schedule Type and Year
  2. Select the County to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s census record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the place to locate the family in the population census, church, and land records
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related
  • Search for probate records
  • Search for birth, marriage, and death records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Iowa.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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