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United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png U.S. Census

US Census
Topics
Non-Population Federal Schedules
U.S. Census Types
Substitute Records

See also Beginning Census Research and Record Keeping in the FamilySearch Learning Center. United States flag.png

Key U.S. Census Internet Links
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Value of Censuses[edit | edit source]

A census is a count and description of the population of a country,state, county, or city. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to:

Contents of Federal Censuses[edit | edit source]



Contents by Federal Census Years


after 1940
1910
1870
1840
1810
1940
1900
1860
1830
1800
1930
1890
1850
1820
1790
1920
1880
     
Blank forms for each U.S. census year


Finding Census Records[edit | edit source]

Censuses in U.S. States
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Censuses in U.S. Territories
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Key Reference Sources[edit | edit source]

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

United States Census Population Schedules, 1890 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Things you can do[edit | edit source]

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