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== Record Description  ==
  
[[Image:1850 United States Census Slave.jpg|thumb|center]] 
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The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.  
  
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Census enumerators created slave schedules at the same time as population schedules. Slave schedules for 1850 exist for the following places:&nbsp;
  
== Collection Time Period  ==
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*Alabama
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*Arkansas
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*Delaware
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*District of Columbia
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*Florida
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*Georgia
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*Kentucky
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*Louisiana
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*Maryland
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*Mississippi
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*Missouri
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*North Carolina
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*South Carolina
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*Tennessee
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*Texas
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*Utah Territory
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*Virginia
  
U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850&nbsp;
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While nearly one-third of Southern families owned slaves, the number of slave owners named in the slave schedules is 1.7 percent of the total population (in 1860). Depending on the state, slaves numbered less than one to nearly 50 percent of the population (12.5 percent of the total population in 1860).
  
== Record History  ==
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For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1420440/waypoints Browse].
  
Census enumerators created slave schedules at the same time as population schedules.&nbsp;Slave schedules exist for the following states:<br>1850: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia<br>While nearly one-third of Southern families owned slaves, the number of slave owners named in the slave schedules is 1.7 percent of the total population (in 1860). Depending on the state, slaves numbered less than one to nearly 50 percent of the population (12.5 percent of the total population in 1860).<br>
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U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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Census slave schedules are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator
  
Census slave schedules are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator.  
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The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.  
  
== Record Description ==
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.&nbsp;
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[[United States Census Slave Schedule, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
Slave schedules include the following genealogical information:  
 
Slave schedules include the following genealogical information:  
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[[Image:1850 United States Census Slave.jpg|thumb|center]]
  
 
*Name of slave owner  
 
*Name of slave owner  
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*Very few schedules list the names of the slaves&nbsp;
 
*Very few schedules list the names of the slaves&nbsp;
  
== How To Use The Record ==
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== How to Use the Records ==
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒Select the "State" category<br>
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⇒Select the "County"which takes you to the images<br>
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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Or
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
 
Use slave schedules to identify the slave holdings of owners. Since they do not provide the slaves’ names, they can be used only in conjunction with other sources to identify individuals and families who were slaves.  
 
Use slave schedules to identify the slave holdings of owners. Since they do not provide the slaves’ names, they can be used only in conjunction with other sources to identify individuals and families who were slaves.  
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== Related Websites ==
 
 
This section of the srticle is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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[http://www.census-online.com/links/ United States Census Online]
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Census_Slave_Schedules United States Census Slave Schedules]<br>
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[United States|United States]]
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*[[United States Census Slave Schedules]]
  
== Sources of&nbsp;This Collection ==
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== Contributions to This Article ==
  
"U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850" database, FamilySearch; (http://familysearch.org), from United States Census Office. Digital images of originals housed&nbsp;at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
==== How to Cite Your Sources  ====
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
  
An example of citing these records is: U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850. Census page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. Isaac Davis, 38, Kent County, Delaware, film number 442884.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]''
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," &nbsp;database and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVHW-T16&nbsp;: accessed 4 April 2012), Mary Adams (Washington city, Washington, District of Columbia).
  
 
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Record Description

The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.

Census enumerators created slave schedules at the same time as population schedules. Slave schedules for 1850 exist for the following places: 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah Territory
  • Virginia

While nearly one-third of Southern families owned slaves, the number of slave owners named in the slave schedules is 1.7 percent of the total population (in 1860). Depending on the state, slaves numbered less than one to nearly 50 percent of the population (12.5 percent of the total population in 1860).

For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850

Census slave schedules are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator

The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Census Office. United States federal census slavery schedule 1850. NARA microfilm publication M0432. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., n.d.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Slave schedules include the following genealogical information:

1850 United States Census Slave.jpg
  • Name of slave owner
  • Age, color, and sex of slave
  • Very few schedules list the names of the slaves 

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "State" category
⇒Select the "County"which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Or

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Use slave schedules to identify the slave holdings of owners. Since they do not provide the slaves’ names, they can be used only in conjunction with other sources to identify individuals and families who were slaves.

Related Websites

United States Census Online

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ,"  database and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVHW-T16 : accessed 4 April 2012), Mary Adams (Washington city, Washington, District of Columbia).