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==Online Federal Censuses==
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===Population Schedules===
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Starting in 1790, federal population schedules were taken every 10 years in the United States. [[United States Census|'''Click here for more information''']] about federal census records. <br><br>
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Illinois became the twenty-first state admitted to the United States on December 3, 1818. It will not appear on any federal censuses before that time.
  
== Online Resources ==
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======'''United States Federal Censuses with Online Links'''======
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2234 U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820], ($), index.
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*[[United States Census Online Genealogy Records|United States Online Census, 1790-1940]]
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"| 1820
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48327 Illinois Census Returns, 1810 and 1818], ($), index.
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"| 1830
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3545 Illinois, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890], ($), index.
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"| 1840
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1818-illinois-census/1818-illinois-territory-census.htm 1818 Illinois Territory Census], index.
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1850
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3110 Illinois Census, 1820], ($), index.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1079 Illinois, State Census Collection, 1825-1865] Index and images ($)
 
*{{RecordSearch|1803969|Illinois, State Census, 1855}} Index only.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1803971|Illinois, State Census, 1865}} Index and Images.
 
 
 
 
 
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| valign="middle" | <center><font size="+1">'''Tips'''</font></center>
 
*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
 
*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
 
*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
 
*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
 
*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
 
 
<br>
 
 
*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Illinois Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
 
 
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=== <center>Illinois State Censuses Online</center>  ===
 
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1818-illinois-census/1818-illinois-territory-census.htm 1818 Illinois Territory Census], index.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1079 Illinois, State Census Collection, 1825-1865] Index and images ($)
 
*{{RecordSearch|1803969|Illinois, State Census, 1855}} Index only.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1803971|Illinois, State Census, 1865}} Index and Images.
 
 
== Online Illinois indexes and images ==
 
 
{{Census Online Illinois}}
 
 
=== Federal population schedules  ===
 
  
==== Microfilm images  ====
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|{{RecordSearch|1803955|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7734/ Ancestry.com]
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|{{RecordSearch|1803958|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8058/ Ancestry.com]
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|{{RecordSearch|1786457|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8057/ Ancestry.com]
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|{{RecordSearch|1401638|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8054/ Ancestry.com]
  
{| width="745" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''
 
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| 1940 N/A
 
| {{FHL|648376|item|disp=1910 and Soundex}}
 
| {{FHL|698894|item|disp=1870}}
 
| {{FHL|99298|item|disp=1840}}
 
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| {{FHL|1035337|item|disp=1930}}
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| {{FHL|650144|item|disp=1900 and Soundex}}
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1870
| {{FHL|704761|item|disp=1860}}
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1880
| {{FHL|119992|item|disp=1830}}
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1890
| &nbsp;
 
 
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| {{FHL|534280|item|disp=1920 and Soundex}}  
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|{{RecordSearch|1473181|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7667/ Ancestry.com]
| {{FHL|231212|item|disp=1890 fragments}} and {{FHL|227543|item|disp=index}}  
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|{{RecordSearch|1438024|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7163/ Ancestry.com]
| {{FHL|744477|item|disp=1850}}  
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|{{RecordSearch|1417683|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6742/ Ancestry.com]
| {{FHL|120949|item|disp=1820}}  
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|{{RecordSearch|1610551|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/5445/ Ancestry.com]
| &nbsp;
 
 
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| {{FHL|670393|item|disp=1880 and Soundex}}
 
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| {{FHL|605619|item|disp=1810}}
 
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1900
|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1910
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1920
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1930
 
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| 1940 N/A
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|{{RecordSearch|1325221|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ Ancestry.com]
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1910/part-03.html#illinois 1910 T624] [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1910/part-01.html#illinois Soundex T1264]  
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|{{RecordSearch|1727033|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ Ancestry.com]
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-05.html#illinois 1870 M593]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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|{{RecordSearch|1488411|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ Ancestry.com]
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1840 1840 M704]
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|{{RecordSearch|1810731|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ Ancestry.com]
 
|-
 
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| [http://1930census.archives.gov/stateSearch.asp 1930 T626]
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1940
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1900/part-07.html#illinois 1900 T623] &amp; [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1900/part-02.html#illinois Soundex T1043]
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-04.html#illinois 1860 M653]
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1830 1830 M19]
 
 
|-
 
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| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1920/part-07.html#illinois 1920 T625] &amp; [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1920/part-02.html#illinois Soundex M1559]
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|{{RecordSearch|2000219|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ Ancestry.com]
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-08.html 1890 fragments M407 ]&amp; [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-08.html#ic index M496]
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-03.html#illinois 1850 M432]
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-02.html#1820 1820 M33]
 
 
|-
 
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| &nbsp;
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-07.html#illinois 1880&nbsp;T9&nbsp;]&nbsp; [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1790-1890/part-06.html#illinois Soundex T746]
 
| &nbsp;
 
|
 
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== Indexes: fiche, film, or book ==
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===Non-Population Schedules for Illinois===
 
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Federal non-population schedules included such things mortality schedules, agriculture schedules, slave schedules, and manufacturing schedules.
For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Illinois, [[Illinois Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
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== Federal non-population schedules ==
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:flexible;" | Year
 
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:flexible;" | Type of Census
== Online indexes and images ==
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:flexible;"| Links
 
 
{| width="77%" align="center" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
 
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|-
| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Illinois'''</font>
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|1880
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|Defective
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| at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1634/ Ancestry]
 
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="2" | <br>
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|1880
| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" colspan="3" | '''Free'''
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|Mortality
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="3" | '''Free at Some Libraries '''(usually&nbsp;with&nbsp;library&nbsp;card)
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3530/ Ancestry]
| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Pay'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Year'''
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|1880
| width="10%" bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Type'''
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|Manufacturing
| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Family Search'''
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| at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Census Bureau'''
 
| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Google Book'''
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Heritage Quest'''
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
 
| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry Library'''
 
| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Ancestry Home'''
 
 
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| '''1880'''
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|1880
| width="20%" | Defective
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|Agriculture
| align="center" | -
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| at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]
 
 
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| '''1880'''
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|1870
| width="20%" | Mortality
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|Social Statistics
| align="center" | -
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| at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
 
|-
 
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| '''1880'''
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|1870
| Manufacturing
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|Mortality
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3530/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1880'''
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|1870
| Agriculture
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|Industry
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1870'''
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|1870
| Social Statistics
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|Agriculture
| align="center" | 
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1870'''
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|1860
| Mortality  
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|Mortality
| align="center" | -
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3530/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1870'''
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|1860
| Industry
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|Industry
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1870'''
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|1860
| Agriculture
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|Agriculture
| align="center" | 
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1860'''
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|1860
| Mortality  
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|Mortality
| align="center" | -
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3530/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1860'''
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|1860
| Industry
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|Industry
| align="center" | 
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | -
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
 
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| '''1860'''
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|1860
| Agriculture
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|Agriculture
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
 
|-
 
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| '''1850'''
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|1850
| Mortality  
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|Mortality
| align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1420441|Link}}
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3530/ Ancestry]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1850'''
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|1850
| Agriculture
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|Agriculture
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1276/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | -
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1276 Link]
 
 
|-
 
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| '''1840'''
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|1840
| Pensioners  
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|Pensioners
| align="center" | -
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7678/ Ancestry]
| align="center" | [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf BookLink]
 
| align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&dq=1840+census+pensioners&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=W0XUmfgahX&sig=WRyMIVwiePLwKmlxhbchJl1ZeeA&hl=en&ei=SJ0MSvSrBqOMtgf19I2FCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10#PPA61,M1 BookLink]
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
 
| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Microfilm images  ====
 
 
 
[[Family History Library|'''Family History Library''']] '''Federal Census Non-Population Schedule Microfilms for Illinois'''
 
 
 
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| {{FHL|343687|item|disp=1850-1880 Mortality}}
 
| {{FHL|282860|item|disp=1840 Pensioners}}
 
| {{FHL|280127|item|disp=1820 Manufacturers}}
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
[[National Archives and Records Administration|'''National Archives''']] Non-Population Schedule [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/nonpopulation/index.html '''Microfilms for Illinois''']
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===Existing and Lost Censuses===
 
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*[[Illinois Censuses Existing and Lost|List of existing and lost federal censuses for Illinois]]
*1935 Census of Business
 
*1850 - 1880 Nonpopulation Census Schedules including agriculture, industry and mortality schedules
 
*1820 - 1880 Census of Manufactures
 
 
 
== Indexes: fiche, film, or book ==
 
 
 
For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Illinois, [[Illinois Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].
 
 
 
== State, territorial, and colonial censuses ==
 
  
Illinois took censuses in different years than the federal censuses. These censuses may have data different from those found in federal censuses. Check these censuses for more information on a family.
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==Online State and Territorial Censuses==
 
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State censuses are census records that were taken at the state-level rather than at the federal. Often, but not always, a state took their census in ten year increments 5 years from when the Federal Census was taken, such as 1885. State censuses can even serve as substitutes for missing federal censuses. For more information on state censuses, visit [https://www.census.gov/history/www/genealogy/other_resources/state_censuses.html United States Census Bureau].<br><br>
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Territorial censuses were taken by the federal government to count the population in federal territories. The government needed to count the population in the territory to see if it could qualify for statehood. For more information on territorial censuses, visit the [[United States Census Territorial|US Territorial Census page]].<br><br>
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{| class="wikitable" width= flexible="display: inline-table;"
| bgcolor="#99cc99" align="center" colspan="90" | '''State, territorial, and colonial censuses of Illinois'''
 
|-
 
| align="left" | '''1865'''
 
| align="left" | Missing Gallatin, Madison, and Monroe counties. Partially indexed at Illinois State Archives.<ref>Ann S. Lainhart, '' State Census Records'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 37-39. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 WorldCat entry]. {{Lainha}} Emily Anne Croom, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29564874 The Genealogist's Companion and Sourcebook]'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1994)[[{{Croom}}]], 39.</ref><ref>Illinois, Secretary of State, ''State census, 1865'' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964, 1977; microfilm of original records in the Illinois State Library in Springfield)[[{{IlliStat65}}]].</ref>
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1810-1855'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | Illinois State Archives has an index of state and federal censuses for these years<ref>Lainhart, 39.</ref>''Name index to early Illinois records'' (Springfield, Illinois : Illinois State Archives, 1975)[[{{IlliCens}}]]. This material indexes the state and federal censuses of 1810, 1818, 1820, 1825, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855, among others.
 
|-
 
| align="left" | '''1855'''
 
| align="left" | Missing Franklin, Henry, Stark, Will and Woodford counties, no names for Carroll, Champaign Gallatin, Jefferson, and Lake<ref>Illinois, Secretary of State, ''1855 state census of Illinois'' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975; microreproduction of original records at the Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois]][{{FHL|271754|title-id|disp=FHL Film 976178 item 11+}}].</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1855'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''Deaf, dumb, blind, and insane.''' Not available for all counties. Not indexed.
 
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| align="left" | '''1845'''
 
| align="left" | State census for Cass, Madison, Montgomery, Putnam and Tazewell counties
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1840'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''State''' census. No heads of families listed for counties of Alexander, Brown, Carroll, De Kalb, DeWitt, Clay, Greene, Hancock, Henry, Iroquois, Jefferson, Jersey, Lee, Scott, Shelby, Tazewell, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Will, and Winnebago.<ref>Illinois, Secretary of State, ''1840 state census'' (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976;Microfilm of original record in Springfield, Ill., Illinois State Archives)[[{{Illi1840}}]].</ref><ref>Ronald Vern Jackson, W. David Samuelsen, Scott D. Rosenkilde, ''Illinois 1840 state census index'' (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1984)[[{{JackIL1840state}}]].</ref> See also the Illinois 1840 '''federal''' census.
 
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| align="left" | '''1835'''
 
| align="left" | State census for Fayette, Fulton, Jasper, Morgan, Putnam , and Union counties<ref>Ronald Vern Jackson, W. David Samuelsen, Scott D. Rosenkilde, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13033949 Illinois 1835 state census index]'' (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1984)[[{{JackIL1835}}]].</ref>
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1830'''
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:flexible;" | Year
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''State''' census for Morgan county.<ref>Ronald Vern Jackson, W. David Samuelsen, Scott D. Rosenkilde, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12124656 Illinois 1830 state census index]'' (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1984)[[{{JackIL1830}}]].</ref> See also the Illinois 1830 '''federal''' census.
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:flexible;" | Type of Census
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:flexible;"| Links
 
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| align="left" | '''1825'''
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|1865
| align="left" | State census for Edwards, Fulton, and Randolph counties<ref>Ronald Vern Jackson, W. David Samuelsen, Scott D. Rosenkilde, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13017839 Illinois 1825 state census index]'' (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1984)[[{{JackIL1825}}]].</ref>
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|State, head of household
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|at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1803971 FamilySearch]
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at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1079/ Ancestry]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1820'''
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|1855
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''State''' census for Alexander, Bond, Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Gallatin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Madison, Monroe, Pope, Randolph, St. Clair, Union, Washington, Wayne, and White counties.<ref>Ronald Vern Jackson, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17974351 Illinois 1820 state census]'' (North Salt Lake, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems International, ©1987)[[{{Illi1820}}]].</ref> See also the Illinois 1820 '''federal''' census.
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|State, head of household
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|at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1803969 FamilySearch]
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at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1079/ Ancestry]
 
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| align="left" | '''1818'''
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|1845
| align="left" | State census <ref>Margaret Cross Norton, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7359960 Illinois census returns, 1810 and 1818]'' (1935, reprint; Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 1969). Photo reproduction of original.</ref><ref>Ronald Vern Jackson, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17974443 Illinois 1818]'' (North Salt Lake, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems International, ©1987)[FHL Book 977.3 X28i 1818].</ref>
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|State (select counties)
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1079/ Ancestry]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1810'''
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|1840
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | Randolph County only exists '''as part of Indiana Territory''' 1810 federal census<ref>Ronald Vern Jackson, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17974382 Illinois, 1810 (territorial census)]'' (North Salt Lake, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems International, ©1987)[[{{Illi1810}}]].</ref>
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|State (select counties)
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|contact [https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/gen_research.html#census Illinois State Archives]
 
|-
 
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| align="left" | '''1807'''
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|1835
| align="left" | Randolph and St. Clair counties '''as part of Indiana Territory'''<ref>Rebah M. Fraustein, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12970741 Census of Indiana Territory for 1807]'' [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/348029-census-of-indiana-territory-for-1807?offset=1 Census of Indiana Territory for 1807] FamilySearch Digital Library. (1980, reprint; Indianapolis, Ind.: Indiana Historical Society, 1989, 1990), and Ronald Vern Jackson, ''et al., [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14171081 Indiana 1807 Census Index]'' (North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986).</ref>
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|State (select counties), head of household
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1079/ Ancestry]
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1787'''
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|1830
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | American census of French settlers of [[Kaskaskia, Illinois|Kaskaskia]], and Prairie du Rocher<ref>Clarence Walworth Alvord, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1172372 Kaskaskia Records, 1778-1790]'', Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, vol. 5 (Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library, 1909)[[{{Kask1787}}]], 414-420. Digitized by [{{Kask1787BG}}].</ref>
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|State (Morgan County), head of household
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1079/ Ancestry]
 
|-
 
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| align="left" | '''1752'''
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|1825
| align="left" | A French colonial census of [[Kaskaskia, Illinois|Kaskaskia]]<ref> Natalia Maree Belting, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2823117 Kaskaskia Under the French Regime]'' (New Orleans, La.: Polyanthos, 1948)[[{{BeltKask}}]], 86-98. Belting includes a genealogical commentary on each entry in the census.</ref>
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|State (Edwards, Fulton and Randolph Counties), head of household
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|at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1079/ Ancestry]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1732'''
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|1820
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | French colonial census of Louisiana Territory, including Illinois Charles René Maduell, Jr., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/369902 Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732]'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1972), 50-60.
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|State (all but Edwards County), head of household
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|contact [https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/gen_research.html#census Illinois State Archives]
 
|-
 
|-
| align="left" | '''1726'''
 
| align="left" | French colonial census of Louisiana Territory, including Illinois
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
*For '''1840, 1830,''' and '''1820''', Illinois has both a '''federal''' and a '''state''' census.[[Illinois 1855 State Census - FamilySearch Historical Records|)]]
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== Other Census Images ==
 
 
*'''1810-1855 Index''' Territorial, state, and federal censuses have been indexed in one alphabetical sequence along with county election returns and other records. Records for the 1825, 1835, and 1845 state censuses of many counties are missing or incomplete. The Illinois State Archives has the original card index complete through 1855. A microfilm copy made before the index was completed is:
 
 
 
:''Name Index to Early Illinois Records'' (Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Archives, 1975). On 248 {{FHL|40879|item|disp=FHL films 1001592 (first of 248 films)}}. At the time the index was microfilmed, most of the indexing of the 1855 census had not been completed.
 
 
 
== Existing and lost censuses ==
 
 
 
For a list of available and missing Illinois censuses, [[Illinois Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
 
 
 
== Why use a census? ==
 
 
 
A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.
 
 
 
=== More about censuses  ===
 
 
 
[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:
 
 
 
:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
 
:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]<br>
 
 
 
#[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
 
#[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
 
#[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describingonline collections are found at:'''
 
  
*[[Illinois 1855 State Census - FamilySearch Historical Records|Illinois 1855 State Census - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
*[[Illinois 1865 State Census - FamilySearch Historical Records|Illinois 1865 State Census (FamilySearc Historical Records)]]
 
  
== Sources and footnotes ==
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==Why Use the Census?==
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*Name of each person in the family at the time the census was taken
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*Sex
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*Nativity
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*Place of birth of this person
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*Place of birth of Father of this person
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*Place of birth of Mother of this person
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*Period of Residence
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*How long a resident of this State (years and months)
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*How long a resident of this enumeration district (years and months)
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*Regular occupation
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*Military service
  
 
[[Category:Illinois Census Records]]
 
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Online Federal Censuses[edit | edit source]

Population Schedules[edit | edit source]

Starting in 1790, federal population schedules were taken every 10 years in the United States. Click here for more information about federal census records.

Illinois became the twenty-first state admitted to the United States on December 3, 1818. It will not appear on any federal censuses before that time.

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
1820 1830 1840 1850
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1860 1870 1880 1890
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1900 1910 1920 1930
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Non-Population Schedules for Illinois[edit | edit source]

Federal non-population schedules included such things mortality schedules, agriculture schedules, slave schedules, and manufacturing schedules.

Year Type of Census Links
1880 Defective at Ancestry
1880 Mortality at Ancestry
1880 Manufacturing at Ancestry
1880 Agriculture at Ancestry
1870 Social Statistics at Ancestry
1870 Mortality at Ancestry
1870 Industry at Ancestry
1870 Agriculture at Ancestry
1860 Mortality at Ancestry
1860 Industry at Ancestry
1860 Agriculture at Ancestry
1860 Mortality at Ancestry
1860 Industry at Ancestry
1860 Agriculture at Ancestry
1850 Mortality at Ancestry
1850 Agriculture at Ancestry
1840 Pensioners at Ancestry

Existing and Lost Censuses[edit | edit source]

Online State and Territorial Censuses[edit | edit source]

State censuses are census records that were taken at the state-level rather than at the federal. Often, but not always, a state took their census in ten year increments 5 years from when the Federal Census was taken, such as 1885. State censuses can even serve as substitutes for missing federal censuses. For more information on state censuses, visit United States Census Bureau.

Territorial censuses were taken by the federal government to count the population in federal territories. The government needed to count the population in the territory to see if it could qualify for statehood. For more information on territorial censuses, visit the US Territorial Census page.

Year Type of Census Links
1865 State, head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry

1855 State, head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry

1845 State (select counties) at Ancestry
1840 State (select counties) contact Illinois State Archives
1835 State (select counties), head of household at Ancestry
1830 State (Morgan County), head of household at Ancestry
1825 State (Edwards, Fulton and Randolph Counties), head of household at Ancestry
1820 State (all but Edwards County), head of household contact Illinois State Archives

Other Census Images[edit | edit source]

Why Use the Census?[edit | edit source]

State census records can be one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. Information varies based on year and location, but information that may be included in a census can include:

  • Name of each person in the family at the time the census was taken
  • Street or Avenue, or number Rural Free Delivery
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Color
  • Nativity
  • Place of birth of this person
  • Place of birth of Father of this person
  • Place of birth of Mother of this person
  • Period of Residence
  • How long a resident of this State (years and months)
  • How long a resident of this enumeration district (years and months)
  • Regular occupation
  • Military service