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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North_Carolina_Census|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]]  [[North Carolina|North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[North_Carolina_Census|Census]]''  
  
 
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=== Online North Carolina indexes and images  ===
 
=== Online North Carolina indexes and images  ===
  
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-08.html#north-carolina 1900 T623] and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-05.html#north-carolina Soundex T1063]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-04.html#north-carolina 1860 M653&nbsp;]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1820 1820 M33]
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| [http://1930census.archives.gov/beginSearch.asp 1930 T626]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-08.html 1890 fragments M407 ]and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-08.html#ic index M496]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-03.html#north-carolina 1850 M432]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-09.html#north-carolina 1920 T625]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1282155234914_935" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1282155234914_56" />and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-04.html#north-carolina Soundex M1579]
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for North Carolina'''</font>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for North Carolina'''</font>
 
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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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The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has these nonpopulation censuses for North Carolina: <br>'''Agriculture''': 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880<br>'''Industry/Manufacturing: '''1850, 1860, 1870, 1880'''<br>Social Statistics:''' 1850, 1860, 1870  
 
The [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] has these nonpopulation censuses for North Carolina: <br>'''Agriculture''': 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880<br>'''Industry/Manufacturing: '''1850, 1860, 1870, 1880'''<br>Social Statistics:''' 1850, 1860, 1870  
 
*United States. Census Office. 11th Census, 1890. ''Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. ''National Archives Microfilm Publications, M0123. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1948. (On 118 reels, beginning with Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=338160 338160].
 
  
 
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=== State and colonial censuses  ===
 
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North Carolina&nbsp;took a few censuses in the years before the first federal census was taken. The dates are listed below. These censuses may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.
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| bgcolor="#99cc99" align="center" colspan="90" | '''State and colonial censuses of North Carolina'''<ref>Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 89.</ref><ref>Henry J. Dubester, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37244714 State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States]'' (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948), 51.</ref>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#99cc99" colspan="90" | '''State and colonial censuses of North Carolina'''<ref>Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 89.</ref><ref>Henry J. Dubester, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37244714 State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States]'' (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948), 51.</ref>
 
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| '''1784-1787 State census'''<ref>Alvaretta K. Register, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/677297 State Census of North Carolina, 1784–1787]'', 2nd rev. ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1973)[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;amp;amp;amp;callno=975.6+X2r FHL Book 975.6 X2r]]. 24 of the 50 counties then existing. This census took three years to complete. It shows heads of households, their residence, and the age categories of their household members. It is indexed.</ref>
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| '''1784-1787 State census'''<ref>Alvaretta K. Register, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/677297 State Census of North Carolina, 1784–1787]'', 2nd rev. ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1973)[{{FHL|975.6 X2r|disp=FHL Book 975.6 X2r}}]. 24 of the 50 counties then existing. This census took three years to complete. It shows heads of households, their residence, and the age categories of their household members. It is indexed.</ref>
 
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1910 T624 and Soundex T1271  1870 M593 1830 M19 1790 M637  

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for North Carolina

Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with library card) Pay
Year Type Record Search Census Bureau Google Book Heritage Quest Ancestry FHL Ancestry Library Ancestry Home
1890 Veterans Link - - - Link Link Link
1880 Mortality Link - - - Link Link Link
1870 Mortality Link - - - Link Link Link
1860 Slave owner - - - Link[9] Link Link Link
1860 Mortality Link - - - Link Link Link
1850 Slave owner Link - - Link[9] Link Link Link
1850 Mortality Link - - - Link Link Link
1840 Pensioners Link BookLink BookLink - Link Link Link

Microfilm images

Indian census rolls, Cherokee, 1898-1939 Catawba Indian records, 1849
Civil War Union veterans and widows, 1890 Cherokee Nation east, roll of 1835
Mortality and Manufacturing schedules, 1850-1880 Cherokees, east of MS river, 1835 index
Cherokee muster rolls, 1834,1837,1838


The North Carolina State Archives has these nonpopulation censuses for North Carolina:
Agriculture: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
Industry/Manufacturing: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
Social Statistics:
1850, 1860, 1870

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

State and colonial censuses

North Carolina took a few censuses in the years before the first federal census was taken. The dates are listed below. These censuses may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.

State and colonial censuses of North Carolina[10][11]
1784-1787 State census[12]

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing North Carolina 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

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Sources and footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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 2.2 Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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 4.2 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 5.6 5.7 5.8 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 6.2 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 7.2 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. In 1907 Congress authorized the Bureau of the Census to publish the names of the heads of families enumerated in the first census of the United States in 1790. These printed volumes, which were originally published in 1907 and 1908, have been digitized and are now available online at the U.S. Census Bureau website.
  9. 9.0 9.1 HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.
  10. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 89.
  11. Henry J. Dubester, State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948), 51.
  12. Alvaretta K. Register, State Census of North Carolina, 1784–1787, 2nd rev. ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1973)[FHL Book 975.6 X2r]. 24 of the 50 counties then existing. This census took three years to complete. It shows heads of households, their residence, and the age categories of their household members. It is indexed.