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| Alaska  
 
| Alaska  
 
| 1870, 1876, 1878, 1880, 1881, 1885, 1887  
 
| 1870, 1876, 1878, 1880, 1881, 1885, 1887  
| Missouri
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| Missouri  
 
| 1789, 1790, 1796, 1803, 1814, 1817, 1821
 
| 1789, 1790, 1796, 1803, 1814, 1817, 1821
 
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| Arizona  
 
| Arizona  
 
| 1790, 1796, 1864, 1866, 1867, 1869  
 
| 1790, 1796, 1864, 1866, 1867, 1869  
| Montana
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| Montana  
 
| 1864
 
| 1864
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Arkansas  
 
| Arkansas  
 
| 1823, 1829, 1854  
 
| 1823, 1829, 1854  
| Nebraska
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| Nebraska  
 
| 1854, 1855, 1856, 1861, 1874, 1875, 1876
 
| 1854, 1855, 1856, 1861, 1874, 1875, 1876
 
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|-
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|  
 
| 1897, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935  
 
| 1897, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935  
| Nevada
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| Nevada  
 
| 1861, 1863, 1865, 1867, 1875
 
| 1861, 1863, 1865, 1867, 1875
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Colorado  
 
| Colorado  
 
| 1861, 1866, 1885  
 
| 1861, 1866, 1885  
| New Hampshire
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| New Hampshire  
 
| 1767, 1773, 1774, 1775, 1786, 1798
 
| 1767, 1773, 1774, 1775, 1786, 1798
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Connecticut  
 
| Connecticut  
 
| 1636, 1756, 1762, 1774, 1798  
 
| 1636, 1756, 1762, 1774, 1798  
| New Jersey
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| New Jersey  
 
| 1726, 1737, 1738, 1745, 1772, 1798, 1855
 
| 1726, 1737, 1738, 1745, 1772, 1798, 1855
 
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|  
 
| 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945, 1955  
 
| 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945, 1955  
| New Mexico
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| New Mexico  
| 1790, 1923, 1845, 1864, 1865, 1885, 1895,
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| 1790, 1923, 1845, 1864, 1865, 1885, 1895
 
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| Florida  
 
| Florida  
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|  
 
| 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945  
 
| 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945  
| New York
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| New York  
|  
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| 1698, 1703, 1712, 1714, 1723, 1731, 1737
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
| 1955  
 
| 1955  
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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| 1746, 1749, 1756, 1771, 1795, 1798, 1801
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Georgia  
 
| Georgia  
 
| 1738, 1740, 1750, 1753, 1756, 1810, 1817  
 
| 1738, 1740, 1750, 1753, 1756, 1810, 1817  
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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| 1804, 1807, 1814, 1821, 1825, 1835,1845
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
| 1824, 1829, 1831, 1838, 1845, 1852, 1859  
 
| 1824, 1829, 1831, 1838, 1845, 1852, 1859  
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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| 1855, 1865, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1892, 1895
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Idaho  
 
| Idaho  
 
| 1863  
 
| 1863  
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1905, 1915, 1925
 +
|-
 +
| Illinois
 +
| 1787, 1793, 1810, 1818, 1820, 1825, 1830
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| North Carolina
 +
| 1784, 1785, 1786, 1787, 1798
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1835, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1865
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| North Dakota
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| 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925
 +
|-
 +
| Indiana
 +
| 1801, 1815, 1820, 1825, 1830, 1835, 1840,
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| Ohio
 +
| 1790, 1801, 1802, 1807, 1811, 1815, 1819
 
|-
 
|-
| Illinois
 
| 1787, 1793, 1810, 1818, 1820, 1825, 1830
 
 
|  
 
|  
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| 1845, 1850, 1865, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1823, 1827, 1831, 1835, 1839, 1843, 1847
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| 1835, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1865
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| 1895, 1901, 1907, 1914, 1921
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1851, 1855, 1859, 1863, 1867, 1871, 1875
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|-
 +
| Iowa
 +
| 1836, 1838, 1840, 1844, 1846, 1847, 1849 
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1879, 1883, 1887, 1891, 1895, 1899, 1903
 
|-
 
|-
| Indiana
 
| 1801, 1815, 1820, 1825, 1830, 1835, 1840,
 
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1851, 1852, 1854, 1856, 1859, 1862, 1863
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1907, 1911, 1915
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| 1845, 1850, 1865, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889
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| 1865, 1867, 1869, 1873, 1875, 1885, 1895
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| Oklahoma
 +
| 1860, 1890, 1896, 1907
 +
|-
 
|  
 
|  
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| 1905, 1915, 1925
 +
| Oregon
 +
| 1845, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1856, 1857, 1865
 +
|-
 +
| Kansas
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| 1855, 1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1875, 1895, 1905
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| 1895, 1901, 1907, 1914, 1921
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| 1915, 1925
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| Pennsylvania
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| 1776, 1798
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|-
 +
| Kentucky
 +
| 1792, 1798, 1799, 1803, 1807, 1811, 1815
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| Rhode Island
 +
| 1708, 1730, 1745, 1749, 1755, 1774, 1782
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1819, 1823, 1827, 1831, 1835, 1839, 1843
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1798, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915
 
|-
 
|-
| Iowa
 
| 1836
 
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1847, 1851, 1859, 1867, 1875, 1883, 1891
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1925, 1935
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1899
 +
| South Carolina
 +
| 1798, 1868, 1875
 +
|-
 +
| Louisiana
 +
| 1790, 1805, 1806, 1811, 1813, 1817, 1821
 +
| South Dakota
 +
| 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945
 +
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| 1825, 1829, 1833, 1837, 1841, 1845, 1853
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| Tennessee
 +
| 1798
 +
|-
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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| 1858
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| Texas
 +
| 1790, 1815, 1829, 1836, 1847, 1848, 1858
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|-
 +
| Maine
 +
| 1798, 1837
 +
| Utah
 +
| 1851, 1856, 1895
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| Maryland
|  
+
| 1701, 1704, 1708, 1710, 1712, 1755, 1762
|  
+
| Vermont
|  
+
| 1765, 1771, 1798
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
|  
+
| 1776, 1778
|  
+
| Virginia
|  
+
| 1623, 1624, 1625, 1634, 1699, 1701, 1703
 
|-
 
|-
 +
| Massachusetts
 +
| 1754, 1764, 1783, 1785-1786, 1793, 1798
 
|  
 
|  
|  
+
| 1779, 1798
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
|  
+
| 1837, 1840, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870
|  
+
| Washington
|  
+
| 1871, 1883, 1885, 1889, 1892
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
|  
+
| 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935
|  
+
| West Virginia
|  
+
| Part of Virginia until 1863
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
|  
+
| 1945
|  
+
| Wisconsin
|  
+
| 1830, 1836, 1838, 1842, 1846, 1847, 1855
 
|-
 
|-
 +
| Michigan
 +
| 1799, 1806, 1827, 1834, 1837, 1845, 1854
 
|  
 
|  
|  
+
| 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
|
 
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
|  
+
| 1864, 1874, 1884, 1894, 1904, 1935
|  
+
| Wyoming
|  
+
| 1905, 1915, 1925
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| Minnesota
|  
+
| 1830, 1849, 1857, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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| 1905
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
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Revision as of 17:39, 6 April 2010

United States Census

Availability

Location of records--State census records may be found 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.

Historical Background

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. 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. The years are listed in this article by Summer Owens.

They are usually listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under [STATE] - CENSUS RECORDS. 

Schedule of Colonial, Territorial, and State Census Records

Alabama 1801, 1808, 1810, 1820, 1821, 1823,1832 Mississippi 1774, 1788, 1789, 1801, 1805, 1808, 1810
1838, 1840, 1844, 1850, 1855, 1866, 1875 1816
Alaska 1870, 1876, 1878, 1880, 1881, 1885, 1887 Missouri 1789, 1790, 1796, 1803, 1814, 1817, 1821
1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895 1824, 1828, 1832, 1836, 1840, 1844, 1848
1904, 1905, 1906, 1907 1852, 1856, 1860, 1864, 1868, 1876
Arizona 1790, 1796, 1864, 1866, 1867, 1869 Montana 1864
Arkansas 1823, 1829, 1854 Nebraska 1854, 1855, 1856, 1861, 1874, 1875, 1876
California 1790, 1798, 1836, 1852, 1855, 1865, 1875 1877, 1878, 1879, 1882, 1884, 1885
1897, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935 Nevada 1861, 1863, 1865, 1867, 1875
Colorado 1861, 1866, 1885 New Hampshire 1767, 1773, 1774, 1775, 1786, 1798
Connecticut 1636, 1756, 1762, 1774, 1798 New Jersey 1726, 1737, 1738, 1745, 1772, 1798, 1855
Delaware 1776, 1798 1878, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1895

District of

Columbia

1798, 1803, 1807, 1818, 1867, 1878, 1885 1905, 1915
1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945, 1955 New Mexico 1790, 1923, 1845, 1864, 1865, 1885, 1895
Florida 1790, 1825, 1837, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875 1905, 1915
1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945 New York 1698, 1703, 1712, 1714, 1723, 1731, 1737
1955 1746, 1749, 1756, 1771, 1795, 1798, 1801
Georgia 1738, 1740, 1750, 1753, 1756, 1810, 1817 1804, 1807, 1814, 1821, 1825, 1835,1845
1824, 1829, 1831, 1838, 1845, 1852, 1859 1855, 1865, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1892, 1895
Idaho 1863 1905, 1915, 1925
Illinois 1787, 1793, 1810, 1818, 1820, 1825, 1830 North Carolina 1784, 1785, 1786, 1787, 1798
1835, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1865 North Dakota 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925
Indiana 1801, 1815, 1820, 1825, 1830, 1835, 1840, Ohio 1790, 1801, 1802, 1807, 1811, 1815, 1819
1845, 1850, 1865, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889 1823, 1827, 1831, 1835, 1839, 1843, 1847
1895, 1901, 1907, 1914, 1921 1851, 1855, 1859, 1863, 1867, 1871, 1875
Iowa 1836, 1838, 1840, 1844, 1846, 1847, 1849  1879, 1883, 1887, 1891, 1895, 1899, 1903
1851, 1852, 1854, 1856, 1859, 1862, 1863 1907, 1911, 1915
1865, 1867, 1869, 1873, 1875, 1885, 1895 Oklahoma 1860, 1890, 1896, 1907
1905, 1915, 1925 Oregon 1845, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1856, 1857, 1865
Kansas 1855, 1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905 1875, 1895, 1905
1915, 1925 Pennsylvania 1776, 1798
Kentucky 1792, 1798, 1799, 1803, 1807, 1811, 1815 Rhode Island 1708, 1730, 1745, 1749, 1755, 1774, 1782
1819, 1823, 1827, 1831, 1835, 1839, 1843 1798, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915
1847, 1851, 1859, 1867, 1875, 1883, 1891 1925, 1935
1899 South Carolina 1798, 1868, 1875
Louisiana 1790, 1805, 1806, 1811, 1813, 1817, 1821 South Dakota 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945
1825, 1829, 1833, 1837, 1841, 1845, 1853 Tennessee 1798
1858 Texas 1790, 1815, 1829, 1836, 1847, 1848, 1858
Maine 1798, 1837 Utah 1851, 1856, 1895
Maryland 1701, 1704, 1708, 1710, 1712, 1755, 1762 Vermont 1765, 1771, 1798
1776, 1778 Virginia 1623, 1624, 1625, 1634, 1699, 1701, 1703
Massachusetts 1754, 1764, 1783, 1785-1786, 1793, 1798 1779, 1798
1837, 1840, 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870 Washington 1871, 1883, 1885, 1889, 1892
1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935 West Virginia Part of Virginia until 1863
1945 Wisconsin 1830, 1836, 1838, 1842, 1846, 1847, 1855
Michigan 1799, 1806, 1827, 1834, 1837, 1845, 1854 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
1864, 1874, 1884, 1894, 1904, 1935 Wyoming 1905, 1915, 1925
Minnesota 1830, 1849, 1857, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895
1905


Content

  • 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.
  • 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.

Value

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

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

Web Sites

Ancestry:  www.ancestry.com

References

  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Wright, Matthew. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records. (Orem, Utah: 2001 Ancestry) FHL Book 973 X27s.