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== Availability  ==
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State censuses were often taken in the years between the federal censuses, such as 1875 or 1892. For some states these exist from about 1825 to 1925. State census records may be found at state archives, state historical societies, state libraries, the [[Family History Library]], or on the Internet.
  
'''Location of records--'''State census records may be found&nbsp;at State Archives, State Historical Societies, State Libraries, the Family History Library and on the Internet. The state census records at the Family History Library are located with the United States and Canada films on the 2nd floor of the library. They are not included with the federal census records.
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Copies of many state censuses are on microfilm at the [[Family History Library]]. The Family History Library's most complete collections of state censuses are for Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. However censuses exist for the following states also: [[Arizona Census|Arizona]], [[Arkansas Census|Arkansas]], [[California Census|California]], [[Colorado Census|Colorado]], [[Delaware Census|Delaware]], [[District of Columbia Census|District of Columbia]],&nbsp;[[Florida Census|Florida]], [[Georgia Census|Georgia]], [[Hawaii Census|Hawaii]], [[Indiana Census|Indiana]], [[Louisiana Census|Louisiana]], [[Maine Census|Maine]], [[Maryland Census|Maryland]], [[Michigan Census|Michigan]], [[Missouri Census|Missouri]], [[Nebraska Census|Nebraska]], [[Nevada Census|Nevada]], [[New Mexico Census|New Mexico]], [[North Carolina Census|North Carolina]], [[North Dakota Census|North Dakota]], [[Oklahoma Census|Oklahoma]], [[Oregon Census|Oregon]], [[Rhode Island Census|Rhode Island]], [[South Carolina Census|South Carolina]], [[South Dakota Census|South Dakota]], [[Tennessee Census|Tennessee]], [[Texas Census|Texas]], [[Utah Census|Utah]], [[Virginia Census|Virginia]], [[Washington Census Records|Washington]] and [[Wyoming Census|Wyoming]]. State, colonial, and territorial censuses at the [[Family History Library]] are listed in the ''Place Search'' of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] under "STATE - CENSUS RECORDS"
  
== Historical Background ==
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=== <center>State, Territorial, and Colonial Censuses</center> ===
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<center>{{State Census Records}}</center>
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=== Uses  ===
  
State censuses were often taken in the years between the federal censuses, such as 1875 or 1892. For some states these exist from about 1825 to 1925. They are found in state archives, and copies of most are on microfilm at the Family History Library. The library's most complete collections of state censuses are for Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.  
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State census records may help fill in the gaps in the years between the federal censuses. State census records may have asked different or unusual questions which may give additional information on the family.  
  
They are usually listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under [STATE] - CENSUS RECORDS.&nbsp; <br>
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=== Indexes ===
  
== Content  ==
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There are fewer indexes for state censuses than for federal censues. Indexes for state census records vary. You may find the following types of indexes:<br>
  
*Lainhart, Ann S. State Census Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. (FHL book X2Lai;) State-by-state list of censuses, and selected census substitutes. Describes dates, coverage, content, indexes and availability.
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:No index<br>
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, US/Canada Reference Staff, State Census Register, 3 vols. (Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 2005). FHL Ref. book 973 X23us.
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:Surname index<br>
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:Heads of house and strays index<br>
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:Every name index<br>
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:[[Soundex|Soundex or Miracode index]]<br>
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:Reconstructed index<br>
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:Town, county, or state index<br>
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:Multi-volume or multi-year indexes
  
== Value  ==
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When indexes exist they are usually mentioned in the same place you find the reference to the state census.
  
State census records may help fill in the gaps in the years between the federal censuses. State census records may have asked different or unusual questions which may give additional information on the family.&nbsp;
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=== Additional Reading ===
 
 
== Indexes ==
 
 
 
Indexes for state census records vary. You may find the following types of indexes:<br>
 
 
 
:No index<br>
 
:Surname index<br>
 
:Heads of house and strays index<br>
 
:Every name index<br>
 
:[[Soundex|Soundex or Miracode index]]<br>
 
:Reconstructed index<br>
 
:Town, county, or state index<br>
 
:Multi-volume or multi-year indexes
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*Summer Owens blog article [http://genealogy.ldsblogs.com/2007/11/16/state_censuses State Censuses]
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*''State Census Records'' ({{FHL|973 X2Lai}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 WorldCat entry] by Ann S. Lainhart is a state-by-state list of censuses, and selected census substitutes. It describes dates, coverage, content, indexes and availability.
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*''State Census Register'' 3 vols. ({{FHL|973 X23us}}) by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, US/Canada Reference Staff is available free online through Brigham Young University's Family History Archive: Vol. 1, {{FSbook|68728}}; Vol. 2, {{FSbook|68775}}; Vol. 3, {{FSbook|69315}}
  
Ancestry:&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.ancestry.com www.ancestry.com]
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=== Related Content  ===
  
== Bibliographic Citation<br> ==
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*Gary Toms, ''[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/fhd/Community/Mid_Continent_Library/State_and_Special_Census_Records/Player.html State and Special Census Records]''. (36 minute online video).
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*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Wright, Matthew, ''Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records''. (Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 2001). {{FHL|973 X27s}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/47054658 WorldCat entry].
  
*Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Wright, Matthew. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. (Orem, Utah: 2001 Ancestry) FHL Book 973 X27s. <br>
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United States Gotoarrow.pngU.S. Census Gotoarrow.png State Censuses

State censuses were often taken in the years between the federal censuses, such as 1875 or 1892. For some states these exist from about 1825 to 1925. State census records may be found at state archives, state historical societies, state libraries, the Family History Library, or on the Internet.

Copies of many state censuses are on microfilm at the Family History Library. The Family History Library's most complete collections of state censuses are for Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. However censuses exist for the following states also: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of ColumbiaFlorida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming. State, colonial, and territorial censuses at the Family History Library are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under "STATE - CENSUS RECORDS"

State, Territorial, and Colonial Censuses

Uses

State census records may help fill in the gaps in the years between the federal censuses. State census records may have asked different or unusual questions which may give additional information on the family.

Indexes

There are fewer indexes for state censuses than for federal censues. Indexes for state census records vary. You may find the following types of indexes:

No index
Surname index
Heads of house and strays index
Every name index
Soundex or Miracode index
Reconstructed index
Town, county, or state index
Multi-volume or multi-year indexes

When indexes exist they are usually mentioned in the same place you find the reference to the state census.

Additional Reading

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