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Beginners' CornerEdit

For a more complete beginning introduction, see U. S. Census Records Class Handout.

Key U.S. Census Indexes and Images Internet LinksEdit

Value of CensusesEdit

A census is a count and description of the population of a country,state, county, or city for a given date. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to:

Contents of Federal CensusesEdit

Contents by Federal Census YearsEdit

after 1940 1910 1870 1840 1810
1940 1900 1860 1830 1800
1930 1890 1850 1820 1790
1920 1880

Blank forms for each U.S. census yearEdit

Finding Census RecordsEdit

Censuses in U.S. States

Censuses in U.S. Territories

Key Reference SourcesEdit