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Beginners' Corner[edit | edit source]

For a more complete beginning introduction, see U. S. Census Records Class Handout.

Key U.S. Census Indexes and Images Internet Links[edit | edit source]

Value of Censuses[edit | edit source]

A census is a count and description of the population of a country,state, county, or city for a given date. Census lists are also called “schedules." In the United States a nationwide census has been taken every ten years since 1790. A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to:

Contents of Federal Censuses[edit | edit source]

Contents by Federal Census Years[edit | edit source]

after 1940 1910 1870 1840 1810
1940 1900 1860 1830 1800
1930 1890 1850 1820 1790
1920 1880

Blank forms for each U.S. census year[edit | edit source]

Finding Census Records[edit | edit source]

Censuses in U.S. States
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Censuses in U.S. Territories
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Key Reference Sources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]