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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.

Idaho became a territory of the United States in 1863 and admitted as the forty-third state on July 3, 1890. It will not appear on U.S. censuses before 1863.

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
1870 1880 1890 1900
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1910 1920 1930 1940
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Non-Population Schedules for Idaho[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 Agricultural, Industrial, Mortality and Other at Idaho State Archives
1880 Mortality at Ancestry
1870 Agricultural, Industrial, Mortality and Other at Idaho State Archives
1870 Mortality 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.

There are no state censuses for Idaho.

Other Census Images[edit | edit source]

Microfilm Available from the Family History Library
Northern Idaho Indian census,  1938-1939 Colville Indian census, 1885-1939
Coeur d'Alene Agency, census, 1919-1933 Fort Hall Indian census, 1885-1939
Coeur d'Alene Indian census,1906,1910-1937 Lemhi Agency Indian census, 1885-1906
Fort Lapwai Indian census, 1902-1933 Nisqually and Skokomish census, 1885-1887
Nez Perce' Indian census, 1890-1901

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