Resources for Genealogists

Search Census Records Online and Other Resources

Federal Census records have been digitized by several of NARA's partners, and will eventually be available as well through the National Archives Catalog.

 Click on a Census year to start your search.  Tip:  Begin with the most current census year and work backwards to find people in earlier generations. 

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Search the 1940 Census Online

Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, (Microfilm Roll #627, Record Group 29)

Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth Through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940, (Microfilm Roll #A3378, Record Group 29)

Other Resources

Search the 1930s Censuses Online

Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930 (Microfilm Roll #T626, Record Group 29)

1930 Census of Merchant Seamen (Microfilm Roll #M1932, Record Group 41)

r the Twelfth Through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940, (Microfilm Roll #A3378, Record Group 29)

Schedules of the 1935 special census of Puerto Rico: the social and population schedules, 1935-1936 (Microfilm Roll #M1881, Record Group 29)

Schedules of the 1935 Special Censuses of Puerto Rico: The Agricultural Schedules, 1935  (Microfilm Roll #M1882, Record Group 29)

Other Resources

Search 1920 Census Online

Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, (Microfilm Roll #T625, Record Group 29)

Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth Through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940, (Microfilm Roll #A3378, Record Group 29)

Other Resources

The 1910 census schedules record the following information for each person:

  • name
  • relationship to head of household
  • sex
  • color or race
  • age at last birthday
  • marital status
  • length of present marriage
  • if a mother, number of children and number of living children
  • place of birth
  • place of birth of parents
  • if foreign born, year of immigration and citizenship status
  • language spoken
  • occupation
  • type of industry employed in
  • if employer, employee, or self-employed
  • if unemployed
  • number of weeks unemployed in 1909
  • ability to read and write
  • if attended daytime school since September 1, 1909
  • if home is rented or owned
  • if home is owned, free, or mortgaged
  • if home is a house or a farm
  • if a survivor of Union or Confederate Army or Navy
  • if blind in both eyes
  • if deaf and dumb
  • The forms used to survey Indians also recorded the tribe and/or band.

Search the 1910 Census Online

Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (Microfilm Roll # T624, Record Group 29)

Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth Through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940, (Microfilm Roll #A3378, Record Group 29)

Other Resources

Search the 1900 Census Online

Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, (Microfilm Roll #T623, Record Group 29)

Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth Through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940, (Microfilm Roll #A3378, Record Group 29)

 Oklahoma, Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907, (Microfilm Roll # M814, Record Group 29)

Other Resources

Most of the 1890 population schedules were badly damaged by a fire in the Commerce Department Building in January 1921.  You can learn about which records are available on the microfilm roll lists

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Eleventh Census of the United States, 1890, (Microfilm Roll #M407)

Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War (Microfilm Roll #M123)

List of Selected African Americans from the 1890 Federal Population Census in Delaware

Territorial Census for Oklahoma, 1890, (Microfilm Roll #M1811, Record Group 29)

Other Resources

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Tenth Census of the United States, 1880 (Microfilm Roll # T9, Record Group 29)

Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885  (Microfilm Roll #T655, Record Group 29)

U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes

1880 Census Records for City of Pittsburgh

Other Resources

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Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, (Microfilm Roll # M593, Record Group 29)

Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885  (Microfilm Roll #T655, Record Group 29)

1870 Census Records for City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania  

Other Resources

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Eighth Census of the United States, 1860 (Microfilm #M653)

Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885  (Microfilm Roll #T655, Record Group 29)

1860 Census Records for City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania  

Other Resources

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Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, (Microfilm Roll # M432, Record Group 29)

Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, (Slave Schedule)  (Microfilm Roll # M432, Record Group 29)

Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1885, (Microfilm Roll # T655, Record Group 29)

1850 Census Records for City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania  

Other Resources

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Page 1 of Andrew Jackson in the 1840 Census.

Search the 1840 Census Online

Sixth Census of the United States, 1840 (Microfilm Roll #M704, Record Group 29)

Other 1840 Census Resources

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See John Quincy Adams in the 1830 Census.

Search the 1830 Census Online

Fifth Census of the United States, 1830 (Microfilm Roll #M19, Record Group 29)

Eastern Cherokee Census Rolls, 1832-1884 (Microfilm Roll #M685, Record Group 75) 

Eastern Cherokee Census Rolls, 1835 - 1884 (Original Records, Record Group 75)

Other 1830 Census Resources

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See President James Madison in the 1820 Census.

Search the 1820 Census Online

Fourth Census of the United States, 1820 (Microfilm Roll #M33, Record Group 29)

Other 1820 Census Resources

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See President James Monroe in the 1810 Census.

Search the 1810 Census Online

Third Census of the United States, 1810 (Microfilm Roll #M252, Record Group 29)

Other 1810 Census Resources

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See President John Adams in the 1800 Census

 Search the 1800 Census Online

Second Census of the United States, 1800 (Microfilm Roll #M32, Record Group 29)

Second Census of the United States, 1800: Population Schedules, Washington County, Territory Northwest of the River Ohio; and Population Census, 1803: Washington County, Ohio  (Microfilm Roll #M1804, Record Group 29) 

Other 1800 Census Resources

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See Thomas Jefferson in the 1790 Census.

Search the 1790 Census Online

First Census of the United States, 1790, (Microfilm Roll #M637, Record Group 29)

Other 1790 Census Resources 

General

Other Census Resources Online:

Video

Using the U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940, Tricks, Tips & Hidden Gems, by the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Informative Articles

Americans Overseas in U.S. Censuses by Karen M. Mills, U.S. Census Bureau Technical Paper No. 62 (issued November 1993) describes which components of the U.S. population living abroad were enumerated in the 1930 and earlier and later censuses.

Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-born Population of the United States, 1850-1990 by Campbell J. Gibson and Emily Lennon, U.S. Census Bureau Population Division Working Paper No. 29 (February 1999)

Index of Questions, by year

Census Instructions by year

Census Image Gallery 

Online Data

 

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