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== What Is is in the This Collection? ==
The collection consists of an index to the population schedules listing the inhabitants of the United States taken August 7, 1820. The schedules are from NARA microfilm publication M33 Fourth census of the United States,1820 and is from Record Group 29 Records of the Bureau of the Census. No schedules are known to exist for New Jersey. Index provided by Ancestry.com.
*Number of free white males and females over the age of 45
== How Do I Search the This Collection? ==
To begin your search it would be helpful to know:
*The state where your ancestor lived.
'''=== Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803955?collectionNameFilterIndex ===false {{Search Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in Link| CID=CID1803955}}=== View the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Images ==='''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/'''{{RecordSearch|1803955/waypoints |Browse Page]:|access=browse}}'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> # Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the "'''State" category<br> '''# Select the "'''County" category<br> '''# Select the "'''Township" category which takes you to the images.<br>Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need ''' to look at several images and compare the information about view the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
Keep in mind:
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
Note: The phrase "Not Stated" indicates the information wasn't present in the census.
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1803955 United States Census, 1820]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
Population schedules consisted of large sheets with rows and columns. The schedules were arranged by place, such as township or post office. The places were not filed in any particular order. The arrangement of families on a schedule is normally in the order in which the enumerator visited the households. The original schedules are well preserved at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. They were microfilmed in the 1950s and 1960s. The schedules for some counties in varying censuses are missing.
 
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
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==Citing This Collection==
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;Collection Citation:
{{Collection citation | text= "United States Census, 1820." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org </nowiki> : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M33. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.}}
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