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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Florida|Florida]]  >  [[Florida Census]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Florida|Florida]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Florida_Census|Census]]''  
  
== Available and Lost Census Schedules ==
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| valign="middle" | <center><font size="+1">'''Tips'''</font></center>
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*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
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*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
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*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
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*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
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*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Florida Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
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=== Online Florida indexes and images  ===
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{{Census Online Florida}}
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
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{{Adoption FLGenWeb}}
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==== Microfilm images ====
  
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|+ '''FLORIDA:&nbsp; Existing and Lost Federal Census Schedules'''<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 69-78, and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41640325&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes]'' (Bountiful, Utah: HeritageQuest, 1999), 105-106, and ''[http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=A+Census+of+Pensioners+for+Revolutionary+or+Military+Services&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;source=bl&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ots=W0WZrdm6i0&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;sig=jYVSDAIoCz3Nsa0f8tBvJhDM6Eg&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ei=B7rHSf2JJ8bgnQfKhPHnDQ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;sa=X&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;oi=book_result&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;resnum=5&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;ct=result A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: with Their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts, under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]'' (Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives, 1841), 193-94. Digitized by Google Book in 2008.</ref>
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" width="90" | &nbsp;  
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| 1940 N/A
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Population Schedules'''
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| {{FHL|647830|title-id|disp=1910 and Soundex}}
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Vets'''
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| {{FHL|698892|title-id|disp=1870}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Slave'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Mortal'''
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| {{FHL|1035334|title-id|disp=1930}}
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Agricu'''
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| {{FHL|648022|title-id|disp=1900 and Soundex}}
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Indust'''
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| {{FHL|704736|title-id|disp=1860}}
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Defect'''
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| {{FHL|567664|title-id|disp=1920&nbsp;and Soundex}}
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| {{FHL|670384|title-id|disp=1880 and Soundex}}
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| {{FHL|744475|title-id|disp=1850}}
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{| width="745" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''  
 
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| '''1830''' Jun 1
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| 1940 N/A
| Exist for all counties.  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-03.html#florida 1910 T624]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-01.html#florida Soundex T1262]
| &nbsp;  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-05.html#florida 1870 M593]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
| &nbsp;  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1840 1840 M704]
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| '''1840''' Jun 1
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| [http://1930census.archives.gov/stateSearch.asp 1930 T626]
| Exist for all counties.  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-07.html#florida 1900 T623]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-02.html#florida Soundex T1039]
| Exist
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-04.html#florida 1860 M653]
| &nbsp;  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1830 1830 M19]
| &nbsp;
 
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| '''1850''' Jun 1
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-07.html#florida 1920 T625]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-02.html#florida Soundex M1556]
| Exist for all counties.  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-07.html#florida 1880 T9]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-06.html#florida Soundex T743&nbsp;]
| &nbsp;  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-03.html#florida 1850 M432]
| Exist
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|  
| Exist
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| Exist
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| Exist
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Florida, [[Florida Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
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=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
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==== Online indexes and images  ====
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''1860''' Jun 1
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Florida'''</font>
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Exist for all counties except Hernando (no census).
 
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;
 
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Exist
 
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Exist
 
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Exist
 
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Exist
 
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;
 
 
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| '''1870''' Jun 1
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="2" | <br>
| Exist for all counties.
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" colspan="3" | '''Free'''  
| &nbsp;  
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="3" | '''Free at Some Libraries '''(usually&nbsp;with&nbsp;library&nbsp;card)
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Pay'''
| Exist
 
| Exist
 
| Exist
 
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| '''1880''' Jun 1
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Year'''  
| Exist for all counties.
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| align="center" width="10%" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Type'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Record Search'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Census Bureau'''
| Exist
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Google Book'''
| Exist
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Heritage Quest'''
| Exist
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
| Exist
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry Library'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Ancestry Home'''
 
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| '''1885'''  
 
| '''1885'''  
| Exist for all counties except lost Alachua, Clay, Columbia, and Nassau.  
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| width="20%" | Mortality
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| align="center" | -
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
| Exist
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| align="center" | -
| Exist
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| align="center" | -
| Exist
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756 Link]
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756 Link]
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| '''1880'''
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| width="20%" | Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| '''1890''' Jun 2
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| '''1870'''  
| Lost
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| Mortality
| Lost
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | '''1900''' Jun 1
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| '''1860'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Exist for all counties.
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| Slave owner
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bcensus%3B8457527%3B-1%3B8%3B18&searchtype=3&offset=1&locthreadid=4479091&hitcount=5479 Link]<ref name="HQSlave">HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.</ref>
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7668&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
 
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| '''1910''' Apr 15
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| '''1860'''  
| Exist for all counties.  
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| Mortality
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| '''1920''' Jan 1
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| '''1850'''  
| Exist for all counties.  
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| Slave owner
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/census/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bcensus%3B12159696%3B-1%3B7%3B18&searchtype=3&offset=1&locthreadid=8194799&hitcount=4245 Link]<ref name="HQSlave" />
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8055&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
 
|-
 
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| '''1930''' Apr 1
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| '''1850'''  
| Exist for all counties.  
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| Mortality
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
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| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | -
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| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1840'''
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| Pensioners
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1786457 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf BookLink]
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| align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&dq=1840+census+pensioners&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=W0XUmfgahX&sig=WRyMIVwiePLwKmlxhbchJl1ZeeA&hl=en&ei=SJ0MSvSrBqOMtgf19I2FCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10#PPA61,M1 BookLink]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
 
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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
== Location  ==
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'''[[Family History Library|Family History Library]] Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Florida'''
  
'''1790-1820 --''' There are no federal census records for Florida in this time period.  
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*'''1880 census''' schedule 5, persons who died during year until 31st May, and schedule 7-8 manufactural records. {{FHL|467521|item}} Film 1550797
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*'''1860 census''' schedule 3, persons who died during year until 1st June, schedule 4 agriculture production of 15 southern states and schedule 5 production of industry. {{FHL|422729|item}} Film 1550796
  
'''1830-1930 --''' Census records are available for Florida from 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930.
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<br>'''[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] Federal Census [http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/nonpopulation/florida.html Non-Population Schedule] Microfilms for Florida'''  
  
The following counties are missing for their years:<br>Brevard 1850; Orange 1830 and 1840; Santa Rosa, 1850: Volusia, 1840 and 1850.
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*1850 - 1880 Agriculture census: Alachua - Washington counties  
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*1850 - 1880 Manufacturing census: Alachua - Washington counties
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*1935 Census of Business
  
'''1890 --''' The 1890 census and veterans schedules were destroyed.
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:Schedules of Banking and Financial Institutions
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:Schedules of Miscellaneous Enterprises
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:Schedules of Motor Trucking for Hire
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:Schedules of Public Warehousing
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:Schedules of Radio Broadcasting
  
'''United States Censuses 1850-1920'''—Free Internet census indexes and images to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1850], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1860], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1870], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1880 (index only)], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. These indexes show every name listed on the census, and except for 1880 and 1920, are also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
== Historical Background  ==
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Florida, [[Florida Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].
  
'''1819--'''Spain sold Florida to the United States. The treaty was not finalized until 1821.
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=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
  
'''1845--'''Florida becomes a state.  
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Censuses were taken in Florida in different years than the federal censuses. These censuses may have different data compared to federal censuses. Check these censuses for more information on a family.  
  
== Indexes  ==
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*'''1945''' Missing precincts: Alachua 18; Bay 8, 9, 12; Citrus 13; DeSoto 6, 7; Gadsden 2; Highlands 8; Liberty 3; Orange 1-11; Palm Beach 27, 29, 34; Polk 34; Seminole 15; Volusia 14; Washington 18.<ref name="Lainh">Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[{{Lainha}}]], 30-32.</ref>
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*'''1935''' Missing precincts: Alachua 4, 5, 18, 21; Baker 6; Bradford 1; Citrus 13; DeSoto 6-7; Duval 14A, 36; Flagler 2, 6; Lee 20; Levy 12; Liberty 5; Martin 7; Nassau 4; Orange 1-10; Palm Beach 9; Polk 19, 23, 34; St. Johns 19; Sarasota 5; all of Walton.<ref name="Lainh" />
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*'''1895''' State census.<ref name="Lainh" /> Manatee<ref>{{Schnei}}</ref> and Nassau<ref>Jacksonville Genealogical Society, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2507618 1895 State Census, Nassau County, Florida]'' (Jacksonville, Fla.: Jacksonville Genealogical Society, 1976)[FHL Book 975.911 X2j].</ref> counties are published.
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*'''1885''' Alachua, Clay, Columbia, and Nassau missing<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>{{Putna}}</ref>
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*'''1884-1885''' Franklin County<ref>{{Frankl}}</ref>
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*'''1875''' Alachua County only<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>{{Alachu}}</ref>
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*'''1867-1868''' Levi County only<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>{{Leavit}}</ref>
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*'''1867''' Fragments of Franklin, Hernando, Madison, Orange, and Santa Rosa counties only remain<ref name="Lainh" />
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*'''1866''' Franklin County, families with children only<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>"1866 Census, Franklin County, Florida" in USGenWeb at http://files.usgwarchives.org/fl/franklin/census/1866.txt (accessed 25 January 2010).</ref><ref>"Franklin County Children ages 5-18 in 1866" ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10692596 Florida Armchair Researcher]'' 1, no. 2 (Spring 1984): 7-8. Only a parent's name is listed together with the number of children in the household.</ref>
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*'''1856''' Putnam County, families with children only<ref>"School Children Ages 5 to 18 in Putnam County, 1856" ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24093484 Putnam County Genealogical Society Quarterly Journal]'' New Series 1, no. 2 (Fall 1996): 31-32. Only a parent's name is listed together with the number of children in the household.</ref>
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*'''1855''' Gadsden, Marion, and Franklin counties only<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>"Marion County in the 1855 State Census" ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10692596 Florida Armchair Researcher]'' 1, no. 3 (Summer 1984): 24-35, and 1, no. 4 (Fall 1984): 30-40.</ref>
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*'''1825''' Leon County only<ref name="Lainh" /><ref>[http://www.jstor.org/stable/30138477?seq=1 Dorothy Dodd, "The Florida Census of 1825,"] ''Florida Historical Quarterly'', 22 (1943): 34-40.</ref>
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*'''1820''' Spanish Escambia River,<ref name="CCISCP">William S. Coker, Polly Coker, and G. Douglas Inglis, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6942453 Spanish Censuses of Pensacola, 1784-1820: a Genealogical Guide to Spanish Pensacola]'' (Pensacola, Fla.: Perdido Bay Press, 1980)[FHL Book 975.999/P1 X2c].</ref> and Pensacola<ref name="CCISCP" /><ref>"Spanish of Pensacola, 1820," ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1569457 Florida Historical Quarterly]'', 24 (1945): 30-38.</ref>
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*'''1814''' Spanish outside St. Augustine<ref name="DRMills">Donna Rachal Mills, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26097941 Florida's First Families: Translated Abstracts of Pre-1821 Spanish Censuses]'' (Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Mills Historical Press, 1992)[FHL Book 975.9 X2f].</ref>
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*'''1813''' Spanish St. Augustine, St. John's, and Fernandina<ref name="DRMills" />
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*'''1793''' Spanish St. Augustine and North River<ref name="DRMills" />
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*'''1787''' Spanish East Florida<ref name="DRMills" />
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*'''1786''' Spanish St. Augustine and perimeter<ref name="DRMills" />[[|]]
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*'''1784-1785 '''Spanish St. Augustine<ref>Lawrence H. Feldman, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39127725 Last Days of British Saint Augustine, 1784-1785: a Spanish Census of the English Colony of East Florida]'' ([Baltimore, Md.]: Clearfield Co., 1998)[FHL Book 975.918/S1 X2f].</ref>
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*'''1784''' Spanish Pensacola<ref name="CCISCP" />
  
'''United States Census Indexes 1850-1920'''—Free Internet census indexes to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1850], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1860], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1870], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 1880], [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.
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An excellent resource for Florida state censuses is:<br>
  
'''Statewide indexes'''--Indexes are available for the&nbsp;1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses. Soundex (phonetic) indexes on microfilm exist for part of the 1880 and all of the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses.<br>
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*Rhodes, Karen Packard. ''Non-federal Census of Florida, 1784-1945: A Guide to Sources''. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland &amp; Co., 2010. ({{FHL|975.9 X23r}})
  
'''Ancestry--'''All Florida federal census records are indexed at [http://www.ancestry.com/ www.ancestry.com].
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=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
  
== Special Censuses ==
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For a list of available and missing Florida censuses, [[Florida Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
==== Mortality Schedules<br> ====
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=== Why use a census? ===
  
The Florida State Archives has the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 mortality schedules. The Family History Library has the published indexes for each of these schedules.<br>
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A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.  
  
*[http://mortalityschedules.com/ Mortality Schedules 1850-1880]
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=== More about censuses  ===
  
==== Slave Holder Schedules  ====
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:
  
'''1850 United States Census Slave Schedules'''—A free Internet index and images to the 1850 United States Census Slave Schedules can be viewed on the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1420440;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site] listing each '''slave owner's''' name and residence. It also shows the age, gender, and color of the slaves. Slave names are not normally listed.
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:*[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
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:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
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:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
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:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
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:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
  
== Colonial, Territorial and State Censuses ==
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=== Sources and footnotes ===
  
Colonial, territorial, and state censuses exist for 1783, 1786, 1790, 1793, 1814, 1825, 1837, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1868, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1935, and 1945. (Censuses taken in later years were destroyed.) Beginning with 1855, specific information is given for each individual. Only scattered fragments are available for the 1855 through 1895 censuses.
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The censuses listed above are at the Florida State Archives. The Family History Library has returns for a few counties for various years on microfilm. The 1885 enumerations for 35 counties are on Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=82520&disp=Schedules+of+the+Florida+state+census+of++ 888962-74].<br>
 
 
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1457854;t=browsable;w=0 '''1885 '''Florida State Population Census]&nbsp; includes sex, age, relationship, occupation, place of birth of each family member and parents. Also census for agriculture, manufacture and mortality.
 
 
 
'''1835 '''[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1457856;t=browsable;w=0;p=collectionDetails Florida State Census] (images only)--Includes: name of each person in home, address, age, gender, race, relationship to head of household, place of birth, occupation, education, own or rent.
 
 
 
'''1845 '''[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1457855;t=browsable;w=0;p=collectionDetails Florida State Census] (images only)--Includes: name of each person in the home, address, age, gender, race, place of birth, occupation &amp; education.
 
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0 FamilySearch Record Search] has free census indexes and images for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1900; but indexes only for 1880, and 1920.
 
 
 
Ancestry.com:&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com]
 
  
Heritage Quest Online:&nbsp; [http://www.heritagequestonline.com http://www.heritagequestonline.com]
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{{Florida|Florida}} {{USCensus}}
  
Census Online:&nbsp; [http://www.census-online.com/links/FL/ http://www.census-online.com/links/FL/]
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=== <br>  ===
  
Genealogy Today:&nbsp; [http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/fl/census.html http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/fl/census.html]
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
  
Access Genealogy:&nbsp;[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/florida.htm http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/florida.htm]  
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*[[Florida 1885 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Florida 1935 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
Mortality Schedules:&nbsp;[http://mortalityschedules.com/ http://mortalityschedules.com/]  
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*[[Florida 1945 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
== Sources  ==
 
 
 
{{reflist}}
 
  
[[Category:Florida|Florida]]
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[[Category:Florida|Census]] [[Category:Census_by_State|{{PAGENAME}}]]

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  • If at first you don't find a name, try again under another spelling.
  • Photocopy each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
  • Look for an ancestor in every census during her or his lifetime.
  • On the family group record show each person's census listings.
  • Study others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in community context.


  • For a list of the exact date of each federal census, click here.

Online Florida indexes and images

1880-1940

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Florida 
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Microfilm images

Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
1940 N/A 1910 and Soundex 1870            
1930 1900 and Soundex 1860
1920 and Soundex 1880 and Soundex 1850


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624  Soundex T1262 1870 M593         1840 M704
1930 T626 1900 T623  Soundex T1039 1860 M653 1830 M19
1920 T625  Soundex M1556 1880 T9  Soundex T743  1850 M432


Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Florida, click here

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Florida

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Family History Library Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Florida

  • 1880 census schedule 5, persons who died during year until 31st May, and schedule 7-8 manufactural records. FHL Collection Film 1550797
  • 1860 census schedule 3, persons who died during year until 1st June, schedule 4 agriculture production of 15 southern states and schedule 5 production of industry. FHL Collection Film 1550796


National Archives Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Florida

  • 1850 - 1880 Agriculture census: Alachua - Washington counties
  • 1850 - 1880 Manufacturing census: Alachua - Washington counties
  • 1935 Census of Business
Schedules of Banking and Financial Institutions
Schedules of Miscellaneous Enterprises
Schedules of Motor Trucking for Hire
Schedules of Public Warehousing
Schedules of Radio Broadcasting

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Florida, click here.

State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Censuses were taken in Florida in different years than the federal censuses. These censuses may have different data compared to federal censuses. Check these censuses for more information on a family.

  • 1945 Missing precincts: Alachua 18; Bay 8, 9, 12; Citrus 13; DeSoto 6, 7; Gadsden 2; Highlands 8; Liberty 3; Orange 1-11; Palm Beach 27, 29, 34; Polk 34; Seminole 15; Volusia 14; Washington 18.[9]
  • 1935 Missing precincts: Alachua 4, 5, 18, 21; Baker 6; Bradford 1; Citrus 13; DeSoto 6-7; Duval 14A, 36; Flagler 2, 6; Lee 20; Levy 12; Liberty 5; Martin 7; Nassau 4; Orange 1-10; Palm Beach 9; Polk 19, 23, 34; St. Johns 19; Sarasota 5; all of Walton.[9]
  • 1895 State census.[9] Manatee[10] and Nassau[11] counties are published.
  • 1885 Alachua, Clay, Columbia, and Nassau missing[9][12]
  • 1884-1885 Franklin County[13]
  • 1875 Alachua County only[9][14]
  • 1867-1868 Levi County only[9][15]
  • 1867 Fragments of Franklin, Hernando, Madison, Orange, and Santa Rosa counties only remain[9]
  • 1866 Franklin County, families with children only[9][16][17]
  • 1856 Putnam County, families with children only[18]
  • 1855 Gadsden, Marion, and Franklin counties only[9][19]
  • 1825 Leon County only[9][20]
  • 1820 Spanish Escambia River,[21] and Pensacola[21][22]
  • 1814 Spanish outside St. Augustine[23]
  • 1813 Spanish St. Augustine, St. John's, and Fernandina[23]
  • 1793 Spanish St. Augustine and North River[23]
  • 1787 Spanish East Florida[23]
  • 1786 Spanish St. Augustine and perimeter[23][[|]]
  • 1784-1785 Spanish St. Augustine[24]
  • 1784 Spanish Pensacola[21]

An excellent resource for Florida state censuses is:

  • Rhodes, Karen Packard. Non-federal Census of Florida, 1784-1945: A Guide to Sources. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2010. (FHL 975.9 X23r)

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Florida censuses, click here.

Why use a census?

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

More about censuses

Click here for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:

Sources and footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. 7.0 7.1 FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. 8.0 8.1 HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 30-32.
  10. Mabel Schneider, Extractions from Manatee County Censuses of 1860, 1870, 1880, 1885, 1895 (Bradenton, Fla.: Manasota Genealogical Society, 1985)[FHL Book 975.962 X28s 1860-1895].
  11. Jacksonville Genealogical Society, 1895 State Census, Nassau County, Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.: Jacksonville Genealogical Society, 1976)[FHL Book 975.911 X2j].
  12. Florida, Secretary of State, Schedules of the Florida State Census of 1885, National Archives Microfilm Publications: M0845 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1970)[FHL Film 88962-74]. Also available online at http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=waypoint;s=waypointsOnly;c=1457854;w=0
  13. Rose Marie Lovett, Census of Apalachicola, Franklin Co., Florida, 1884-1885, (Typescript, 1884-1885, microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1976)[FHL Film 988192 Item 3].
  14. Florida, Secretary of State, Census Book for 1875 Alachua County, Florida (Microfilm of original records filmed at State Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida; Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1956)[FHL Film 006962].
  15. G. S. Leavitt, "Levy County, Florida Census Records, 1867-1868" (Typescript, 1965. Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974)[FHL Book 975.9 A1 no. 153; Film 928527 Item 1].
  16. "1866 Census, Franklin County, Florida" in USGenWeb at http://files.usgwarchives.org/fl/franklin/census/1866.txt (accessed 25 January 2010).
  17. "Franklin County Children ages 5-18 in 1866" Florida Armchair Researcher 1, no. 2 (Spring 1984): 7-8. Only a parent's name is listed together with the number of children in the household.
  18. "School Children Ages 5 to 18 in Putnam County, 1856" Putnam County Genealogical Society Quarterly Journal New Series 1, no. 2 (Fall 1996): 31-32. Only a parent's name is listed together with the number of children in the household.
  19. "Marion County in the 1855 State Census" Florida Armchair Researcher 1, no. 3 (Summer 1984): 24-35, and 1, no. 4 (Fall 1984): 30-40.
  20. Dorothy Dodd, "The Florida Census of 1825," Florida Historical Quarterly, 22 (1943): 34-40.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 William S. Coker, Polly Coker, and G. Douglas Inglis, Spanish Censuses of Pensacola, 1784-1820: a Genealogical Guide to Spanish Pensacola (Pensacola, Fla.: Perdido Bay Press, 1980)[FHL Book 975.999/P1 X2c].
  22. "Spanish of Pensacola, 1820," Florida Historical Quarterly, 24 (1945): 30-38.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 Donna Rachal Mills, Florida's First Families: Translated Abstracts of Pre-1821 Spanish Censuses (Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Mills Historical Press, 1992)[FHL Book 975.9 X2f].
  24. Lawrence H. Feldman, Last Days of British Saint Augustine, 1784-1785: a Spanish Census of the English Colony of East Florida ([Baltimore, Md.]: Clearfield Co., 1998)[FHL Book 975.918/S1 X2f].



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