Talk:Nevada Census

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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.


  • Click here for a list of the exact date of each federal census.

Federal population schedules and indexes

Online

Online Federal Population Schedule Indexes and Images for Nevada
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Record Search[1] Family Search[2] BYU Archives[3] Census Bureau[4] Heritage Quest[5] Footnote[6] Ancestry FHL ed.[7] Ancestry Library ed.[7] Ancestry Home ed.[7]
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Federal Census Microfilm Available from the Family History Library
1940 N/A 1910 1870           
1930 1900 and index 1860
1920 and index 1880 and index 1850


Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1940 N/A 1910 T624 1870 M593    
1930 T626 1900 T623 and Soundex T1050 1860 M654  
1920 T625 and Soundex M1566 1880 T9  and Soundex T753 1850 M432    


Microform and book indexes

Click here for a list of microform and book indexes for federal population schedules of Nevada.


State population schedules

[Territorial, state or other censuses]

Maryland made in 1778 a list of citizens who had taken an oath of fidelity which list is sometimes called a census.

Maryland took a census in 1776:

An online index to both is found in  MARYLAND INDEXES (Census Index) 1776-1778 [MSA S1419].


Federal non-population schedules and indexes

Online

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Nevada

Free Free at Some Libraries(usually with library card) Pay
Year Schedule Type USGenNet Access Genealogy Evendon Census.gov Google Book Heritage Quest Ancestry FHL Ancestry Library Ancestry Home
1890 Veterans - - - - - - Link Link Link
1880 Mortality - - - - - -  ?[10]   ?[10]  ?[10]
1870 Mortality - - - - - -  ?[10]  ?[10]  ?[10]
1860 Slave owner - - - - - Link[11] Link Link Link
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1850 Mortality - - - - - -  ?[10]  ?[10]  ?[10]
1840 Pensioner Link Link BookLink BookLink BookLink - - - -


Microfilm

Family History Library Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Maryland
1890 Veteran 1870 Mortality 1860 Slave owner 1850 Slave owner  1840 Pensioners
1880 Mortality 1870 Agricultural 1860 Mortality 1850 Mortality
1820 Manufacturers
1880 Agricultural 1870 Industrial 1860 Agricultural 1850 Agricultural
1880 Industrial 1870 Social Statistics 1860 Industrial 1850 Industrial
1880 Defective 1860 Social Statistics 1850 Social Statistics


National Archives Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Maryland
1890 Veteran 1860 Slave owner 1860 Industrial 1850 Agricultural 1820 Manufactuer
1880 Mortality 1860 Mortality 1850 Slave owner 1850 Industrial
1870 Mortality 1860 Agricultural 1850 Mortality 1840 Pensioner


Microform and book indexes

Click here for a list of microform and book indexes for federal non-population schedules of Maryland.


Missing and available censuses

Click here for a list of missing and available Maryland federal censuses.


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:

  • index searching tips
  • analyzing and using what you find
  • census accuracy
  • historical background
  • contents of various census years and types

External sites

See "Tips" if you cannot find a person in an online census index on the first try.

  • FamilySearch Record Search has free census everyname indexes and (usually) images available for Maryland including 1850, 1860, 18701880, and 1900.
  • Maryland State Archives has indexes to the 1776 and 1778 colonial "censuses", also the federal 1870 and 1880. 
  • Ancestry has all the Maryland censuses indexes from 1790-1930. Some indexes may include only heads of house. The index is linked to an the image and a transcript of the household's information. Ancestry is available at selected libraries, the Family History Library, a few Family History Centers for free, or by subscription at home.
  • Heritage Quest Online has indexes for the 1790–1820, 1860–1880, and 1900–1930, and images for all available federal censuses. Many libraries allow their patrons free access with a library card and password.
  • Census Finder has statewide links to online indexes, then countywide links, including indexes, transcriptions, scanned copies. The links on this site are often difficult to use.

Footnotes

  1. FamilySearch Record Search Pilot is a free site with many every-name census indexes and links to several census images. New collections are published frequently so you may want to bookmark this site and check back often. FamilySearch is working with independent providers to allow access to some census images. For instance, registered FamilySearch users can access 1880 census images (provided by Ancestry) by logging in to FamilySearch and entering through the "Advanced Search" feature there. Those with subscriptions to Footnote can access the images to the 1860 census directly from the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot.
  2. FamilySearch has the 1880 federal census index online. At the Family History Library the index is also connected the the Ancestry.com images for the 1880 census.
  3. BYU Family History Archives digitizes family history books including selected census indexes and transcripts.
  4. From 1901 to 1903 the Census Bureau published early 1790 federal census transcripts and indexes. These books have been digitzed and are now available online.
  5. Heritage Quest Online, an Internet service available at selected libraries, has images to all available federal census population and slave schedules from 1790 to 1930 and indexes for many census years. Many libraries have subscriptions which allow access for their patrons outside of their library with a library card and password.
  6. Footnote ($), a subscription Internet site has indexes and images to the 1860 and 1930 censuses for some states. New collections are added frequently.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Ancestry ($), a subscription Internet site, has indexes and images to available federal census population, veterans, slave, and mortality schedules from 1790 to 1930. Ancesty also has indexes and images to Indian censuses form 1885-1940. They offer three editions: Ancestry Library Edition, available free at many libraries; Ancestry Institution, available at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers; and you can purchase your own subscription.
  8. Only Anne Arundel County is indexed for 1880.
  9. Residents of what is now Garrett County were part of Allegany County in 1870 and indexed under Allegany County.
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 Ancestry implies they have all mortality schedules indexed and images available online. No such indexes or images appear for Maryland.
  11. 11.0 11.1 HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.