Missouri State and Territorial Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933
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|Location of Missouri|
|Missouri State Archives|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of an index and digital images of extant state and territorial censuses for early counties in Missouri. This collection includes records from the Missouri State Archives and from FamilySearch. Images and index data will be added to this collection as they become available. Note: The 1844 census for Gasconade County seems to be a summary of population statistics and does not include names.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of every person who resided in the family
- Relationship to head of household
- Age or age range
- Marital status
- Place of birth
- Religious belief
- Information relevant to military service
- If a foreigner, whether or not naturalized
- Whether literate or not (by age category, under or over 10 years old)
- Any disabilities
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Image[edit | edit source]
Additional sample images can be found at Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records Sample Images - FamilySearch Historical Records.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The name of a relative or date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Census Place
- Select the Record title, year to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see 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]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
- Search for the family in federal census records
- If the men listed in the household are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives
- Search for church, land, and probate 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. 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 Missouri.
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Benton County, 1876 Census
- Callaway County Census Returns, 1844, 1876
- Christian County, Census of, 1876
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
Related Digital Books[edit | edit source]
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.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.