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| alt_flag = Flag of the United States (1820-1822).png
| alt_flag_desc = US Flag July 4, 1820 - July 3, 1822 (23 stars)
| micro_pub_nr = M33
| micro_pub_title = Fourth census of the United States, 1820
| NAID = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2353535 2353535]
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| FS_URL_01 = [[GuidedResearch:United States Census 1820|United States Census 1820Guided Research]]| FS_URL_02 = [[United States Record Finder]]| FS_URL_03 = [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]| FS_URL_04 = [[United States Census 1820|United States Census 1820]]| FS_URL_05 = [[United States]]
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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.
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===To Browse This Collection===
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== Collection Content ===== Sample Image === <gallery>Image:1820 United States Census.jpg|1820 United States Census</gallery> == What Can This Collection These Records Tell Me? ==  The 1820 census includes the following informationmay be found in these records:
'''1820 Census'''
*Township, county and state where census was taken
*Name of head of household
*Number of free white males and females over the age of 45
== Collection Content ===== Sample Image === <gallery>Image:1820 United States Census.jpg|1820 United States Census</gallery> == How Do I Search This Collection? ==
To begin your search it would be helpful to know:
# Select '''State'''
# Select '''County'''
# Select '''Township''' to view the images Keep in mind: <br><br>
*There may be more than one person Note: The phrase "Not Stated" indicates the information wasn't present in the records with the same name*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name *Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life*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 scannedcensus.
Note: The phrase "Not Stated" indicates the information wasn't present {{Tip|More images are available in the censusFamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1803955 United States Census, 1820]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images. }}
=== 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.}}
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
When you have located your ancestor’s census record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
 
=== Research Helps ===
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[United States Genealogy|the United States]].
* [[GuidedResearch:United States|United States Guided Research]]
* [[United States Record Finder]]
* [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
=== General Information About These Records ===
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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==Citing This Collection==
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
;Collection Citation: "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.{{Collection_Published}}
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