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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Census State Censuses|State Censuses]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Census State Censuses|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. The originals are usually 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 Census|Arizona]], [[Arkansas Census|Arkansas]], [[California Census|California]], [[Colorado Census|Colorado]], [[Delaware Census|Delaware]], [[District of Columbia Census|District of Columbia]], [[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]]. Some of the years are listed in this article by [http://genealogy.ldsblogs.com/2007/11/16/state_censuses Summer Owens].  
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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. The originals are usually 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 Census|Arizona]], [[Arkansas Census|Arkansas]], [[California Census|California]], [[Colorado Census|Colorado]], [[Delaware Census|Delaware]], [[District of Columbia Census|District of Columbia]], [[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]].  
  
They are usually listed in the ''Place Search'' of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] under  
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For lists of state, territorial, and colonial censuses, see:
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*each individual state's respective census Wiki page
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*Summer Owens blog article [http://genealogy.ldsblogs.com/2007/11/16/state_censuses State Censuses]
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*Ann S. Lainhart, ''State Census Records'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1992). ({{FHL|973 X2Lai}}). State-by-state list of censuses, and selected census substitutes. Describes dates, coverage, content, indexes and availability.
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*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|973 X23us}}). Available free online through Brigham Young University's Family History Archive: Vol. 1, [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=22629 Alabama - Kansas]; Vol. 2, [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=23128 Kentucky - New York]; Vol. 3, [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=23747 North Carolina - Wyoming].
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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'''
 
:'''[STATE] - CENSUS RECORDS'''
  
'''Location of records--'''State census records may be found at state archives, state historical societies, state libraries, the [[Family History Library]], or on the Internet. State census records at the Family History Library are in separate cabinets from the federal census microfilms.
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'''Location of records--'''State census records may be found at state archives, state historical societies, state libraries, the [[Family History Library]], or on the Internet. State census records at the Family History Library are in separate cabinets from the federal census microfilms.  
 
 
For a list of state, territorial, and colonial censuses, see each individual state's respective census page.
 
 
 
== 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. Available free online through Brigham Young University's Family History Archive: Vol. 1, [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=22629 Alabama - Kansas]; Vol. 2, [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=23128 Kentucky - New York]; Vol. 3, [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=23747 North Carolina - Wyoming].
 
  
 
== Value  ==
 
== Value  ==

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  U.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. The originals are usually 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.

For lists of state, territorial, and colonial censuses, see:

  • each individual state's respective census Wiki page
  • Summer Owens blog article State Censuses
  • Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1992). (FHL 973 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 973 X23us). Available free online through Brigham Young University's Family History Archive: Vol. 1, Alabama - Kansas; Vol. 2, Kentucky - New York; Vol. 3, North Carolina - 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

Location of records--State census records may be found at state archives, state historical societies, state libraries, the Family History Library, or on the Internet. State census records at the Family History Library are in separate cabinets from the federal census microfilms.

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

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