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==== Style Guide  ====
 
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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850
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== How to Use the Records<br> ==
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== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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.
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== Record Description<br> ==
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U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850  
The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.
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=== Record Content<br> ===
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== How to Use the Records<br> ==
[[Image:1850 United States Census Slave.jpg|thumb|center]]
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Slave schedules include the following genealogical information:  
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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.  
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== Record Description<br> ==
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The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.  
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=== Record Content<br> ===
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[[Image:1850 United States Census Slave.jpg|thumb|center]] Slave schedules include the following genealogical information:  
  
 
*Name of slave owner  
 
*Name of slave owner  
 
*Age, color, and sex of slave  
 
*Age, color, and sex of slave  
 
*Very few schedules list the names of the slaves&nbsp;
 
*Very few schedules list the names of the slaves&nbsp;
== Record History<br> ==
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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).
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== Record History<br> ==
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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).  
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=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
 
=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
Census slave schedules are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator
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=== 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  
The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.
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=== Record Reliability ===
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The schedules consist of large preprinted forms with two columns on each page.  
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== Related Web Sites  ==
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
This section of the srticle is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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This section of the srticle is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Census_Slave_Schedules United States Census Slave Schedules]
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Census_Slave_Schedules United States Census Slave Schedules]  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
 
  
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above. Examples of citations:  
  
 
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71  
 
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71  
 
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
 
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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==== Style Guide  ====
 
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For guidelines to use in creating wiki articles that describe collections of images and indexes produced by FamilySearch, see: [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|FamilySearch Wiki: Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages]]  
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
  
"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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"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.  
 
 
<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
 
  
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<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
  
 
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Style Guide

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Collection Time Period

U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850

How to Use the Records

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.

Record Description

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

Record Content

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

Record History

Census enumerators created slave schedules at the same time as population schedules. Slave schedules exist for the following states:
1850: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, 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).

Why This Collection Was Created?

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

Record Reliability

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

Related Web Sites

This section of the srticle is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

United States Census Slave Schedules

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above. Examples of citations:

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023

How Has This Article Helped You?

Send us your story

Style Guide

For guidelines to use in creating wiki articles that describe collections of images and indexes produced by FamilySearch, see: FamilySearch Wiki: Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages

Sources of Information for This Collection:

"U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850" database, FamilySearch; (http://familysearch.org), from United States Census Office. Digital images of originals housed at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections