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=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
 
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| bgcolor="#99cc99" align="center" colspan="90" | '''Texas:&nbsp;Existing and Lost State Census Schedules'''<ref>Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 105.</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), 60, 72.</ref>
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| width="90" bgcolor="#99cc99" align="center" | '''Exact Date'''
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| width="600" bgcolor="#99cc99" align="center" | '''Population Schedules'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;There were no state censues taken after statehood, but several mission/rancho censuses were taken under the Spanish and Mexican governments.&nbsp; SEE&nbsp;BELOW
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1858'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Austin County.
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| align="left" | '''1841-1849'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;In Texas Census Records 1841-1849, Accelerated Indexing System, Ronald Vern Jackson.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1830-1839'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;In Texas 1830 - 1839, Accelerated Indexing System, Ronald Vern Jackson.
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| align="left" | '''1820-1829'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;In Texas 1820 - 1829, Accelerated Indexing System, Ronald Vern Jackson.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1819'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;La Espada Mission, Norte, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Valero.
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| align="left" | '''1818'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of San Francisco de la Espada, San Jose del Aguayo, and San Juan Capistrano.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1817'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of San Francisco de la Espada, San Jose, and San Juan Capistrano; and San Fernando de Bexar.
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| align="left" | '''1815'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of La Purisima Concepcion, San Francisco de la Espada, San Jose, and San Juan Capistrano.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1811'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;La Bahia del Espiritu Santo.
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| align="left" | '''1810'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;La Bahia del Espiritu Santo and&nbsp;San Fernando de Bexar.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1809'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Nacogdoches, San Fernando de Bexar, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Villa de San Marcos de Neve, and Villa de Trinidad.
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| align="left" | '''1808'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;San Antonio Valero.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1807'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Orcoquisac and San Carlos de Parras.
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| align="left" | '''1806'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Nacogdoches and Valero Mission.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1805'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Concepcion Mission, Nacogdoches, and San Jose Mission.
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| align="left" | '''1804'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;MIssions of Capistrano, Espada, Espiritu Santo, Refugio, Rosario, and Valero; and La Bahia, Nacogdoches, Presidio de Bexar, San Antonio de Bexar, and San Fernando.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1803'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Espada Mission, Nacogdoches, Presidio of San Antonio de Bexar, San Antonio de Bexar, and San Fernando.
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| align="left" | '''1799'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Conception Mission, Nacogdoches, and San Jose Mission.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1798'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of Capistrano, Conception,&nbsp;San Jose, and Valero; and&nbsp;Nacogdoches.
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| align="left" | '''1797'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of Capistrano, Espada, San Jose, and Valero; and Nacogdoches, Presidio de San Antonio de Bexar, and San Fernando.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1796'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Espada Mission, Nacogdoches, San Fernando de Austria, and Valero Mission.
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| align="left" | '''1795'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of Capistrano, Espada, and Valero; and Nacogdoches and San Fernando de Austria.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1794'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of Capistrano, Espada, San Jose, and Valero; and Nacogdoches.
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| align="left" | '''1793'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of Capistrano, Concepcion, Espada, and San Jose; and Nacogdoches and San Fernando de Austria.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1792'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;Missions of Capistrano, Concepcion, Espada,&nbsp;San Jose, and Valero; and Nacogdoches and San Fernando de Austria.
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| align="left" | '''1790'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Bexar, Espada Mission, La Bahia, and San Jose Mission.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1782'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;San Fernando de Bexar.
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| align="left" | '''1767'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;Webb County: Laredo.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1692'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | &nbsp;El Paso County: El Paso.
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| align="left" | '''1684'''
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| align="left" | &nbsp;El Paso County: El Paso.
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=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
 
=== Existing and lost censuses  ===

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1880-1940

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Federal non-population schedules

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Indexes: fiche, film, or book

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State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Texas: Existing and Lost State Census Schedules[9][10]
Exact Date Population Schedules
 There were no state censues taken after statehood, but several mission/rancho censuses were taken under the Spanish and Mexican governments.  SEE BELOW
1858  Austin County.
1841-1849  In Texas Census Records 1841-1849, Accelerated Indexing System, Ronald Vern Jackson.
1830-1839  In Texas 1830 - 1839, Accelerated Indexing System, Ronald Vern Jackson.
1820-1829  In Texas 1820 - 1829, Accelerated Indexing System, Ronald Vern Jackson.
1819  La Espada Mission, Norte, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Valero.
1818  Missions of San Francisco de la Espada, San Jose del Aguayo, and San Juan Capistrano.
1817  Missions of San Francisco de la Espada, San Jose, and San Juan Capistrano; and San Fernando de Bexar.
1815  Missions of La Purisima Concepcion, San Francisco de la Espada, San Jose, and San Juan Capistrano.
1811  La Bahia del Espiritu Santo.
1810  La Bahia del Espiritu Santo and San Fernando de Bexar.
1809  Nacogdoches, San Fernando de Bexar, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Villa de San Marcos de Neve, and Villa de Trinidad.
1808  San Antonio Valero.
1807  Orcoquisac and San Carlos de Parras.
1806  Nacogdoches and Valero Mission.
1805  Concepcion Mission, Nacogdoches, and San Jose Mission.
1804  MIssions of Capistrano, Espada, Espiritu Santo, Refugio, Rosario, and Valero; and La Bahia, Nacogdoches, Presidio de Bexar, San Antonio de Bexar, and San Fernando.
1803  Espada Mission, Nacogdoches, Presidio of San Antonio de Bexar, San Antonio de Bexar, and San Fernando.
1799  Conception Mission, Nacogdoches, and San Jose Mission.
1798  Missions of Capistrano, Conception, San Jose, and Valero; and Nacogdoches.
1797  Missions of Capistrano, Espada, San Jose, and Valero; and Nacogdoches, Presidio de San Antonio de Bexar, and San Fernando.
1796  Espada Mission, Nacogdoches, San Fernando de Austria, and Valero Mission.
1795  Missions of Capistrano, Espada, and Valero; and Nacogdoches and San Fernando de Austria.
1794  Missions of Capistrano, Espada, San Jose, and Valero; and Nacogdoches.
1793  Missions of Capistrano, Concepcion, Espada, and San Jose; and Nacogdoches and San Fernando de Austria.
1792  Missions of Capistrano, Concepcion, Espada, San Jose, and Valero; and Nacogdoches and San Fernando de Austria.
1790  Bexar, Espada Mission, La Bahia, and San Jose Mission.
1782  San Fernando de Bexar.
1767  Webb County: Laredo.
1692  El Paso County: El Paso.
1684  El Paso County: El Paso.

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Texas 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.
  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. 8.0 8.1 HeritageQuest has slave owner schedule images only.
  9. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 105.
  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), 60, 72.