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=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
 
=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
  
*'''1851-1859''' Ronald Vern Jackson, Scott D. Rosenkilke (sic), and W. David Samuelsen, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16699579 Oregon census records, 1851-1859]'' (N. Salt Lake, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, ©1984)[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=46338&disp=Oregon+census+records%2C+1851-1859%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL Book 979.5 X22o 1851-1859]].
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There are existing territorial and state censuses for Oregon from 1842 to at least 1905. The FHLC catalog is not doing justice to the information. Dsammy 00:05, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
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*'''1851-1859''' Ronald Vern Jackson, Scott D. Rosenkilke (sic), and W. David Samuelsen, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16699579 Oregon census records, 1851-1859]'' (N. Salt Lake, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, ©1984)[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=46338&disp=Oregon+census+records%2C+1851-1859%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL Book 979.5 X22o 1851-1859]].  
 
*'''1842-1859''' ''Provisional and territorial census record of Oregon, 1842-1859'' (Salem, Oregon : Oregon State Archives, 1970)[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=91051&disp=Provisional+and+territorial+census+recor++ FHL Film 899786]].  
 
*'''1842-1859''' ''Provisional and territorial census record of Oregon, 1842-1859'' (Salem, Oregon : Oregon State Archives, 1970)[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=91051&disp=Provisional+and+territorial+census+recor++ FHL Film 899786]].  
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*'''1849''' Only for the counties of Champoeg, Clackamas, Clatsop, Lewis (part of Wastington State), Linn, Polk, Twality (now Washington County), Vancouver (part of Washington State), and Yamhill.<ref>Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 97-98.</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), 53-54, 71.</ref>
 
*'''1841-1849''' Ronald Vern Jackson, Scott D. Rosenkilde, and W. David Samuelsen, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13212939 Oregon census records 1841-1849]'' (North Salt Lake, Utah&nbsp;: Accelerated Indexing Systems, ©1984)[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=46332&disp=Oregon+census+records+1841-1849%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL Book 979.5 X22o 1841-1849]].
 
*'''1841-1849''' Ronald Vern Jackson, Scott D. Rosenkilde, and W. David Samuelsen, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13212939 Oregon census records 1841-1849]'' (North Salt Lake, Utah&nbsp;: Accelerated Indexing Systems, ©1984)[[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=46332&disp=Oregon+census+records+1841-1849%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL Book 979.5 X22o 1841-1849]].
  

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Online Oregon indexes and images

1880-1940

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Oregon 
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Federal population schedules

Microfilm images

Oregon Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
1930 1910  1880 and Soundex 1860
1920 and Soundex 1900 and Soundex 1870 1850


Oregon Federal Census Microfilms Available from the National Archives
1930 T626 1910 T624 1880 T9 & Soundex T768 1860 M653
1920 T625 & Soundex M1583 1900 T623 & Soundex T1067 1870 M593 1850 M432


Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Oregon

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Microfilm images

Family History Library Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Oregon
1890 Veterans 1870 Mortality 1860 Slave owner 1850 Slave owner 
1880 Mortality 1870 Agricultural 1860 Mortality 1850 Mortality
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 Oregon
1890 Veterans 1860 Slave owner 1860 Industrial 1850 Agricultural
1880 Mortality 1860 Mortality 1850 Slave owner 1850 Industrial
1870 Mortality 1860 Agricultural 1850 Mortality


Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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

State, territorial, and colonial censuses

There are existing territorial and state censuses for Oregon from 1842 to at least 1905. The FHLC catalog is not doing justice to the information. Dsammy 00:05, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

  • 1851-1859 Ronald Vern Jackson, Scott D. Rosenkilke (sic), and W. David Samuelsen, Oregon census records, 1851-1859 (N. Salt Lake, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, ©1984)[FHL Book 979.5 X22o 1851-1859].
  • 1842-1859 Provisional and territorial census record of Oregon, 1842-1859 (Salem, Oregon : Oregon State Archives, 1970)[FHL Film 899786].
  • 1849 Only for the counties of Champoeg, Clackamas, Clatsop, Lewis (part of Wastington State), Linn, Polk, Twality (now Washington County), Vancouver (part of Washington State), and Yamhill.[9][10]
  • 1841-1849 Ronald Vern Jackson, Scott D. Rosenkilde, and W. David Samuelsen, Oregon census records 1841-1849 (North Salt Lake, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, ©1984)[FHL Book 979.5 X22o 1841-1849].

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Oregon 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 FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses.
  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. The 1850 federal census of Oregon Territory included the populated western regions of present-day Oregon and Washington.
  9. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 97-98.
  10. 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), 53-54, 71.