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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.

Mississippi became the twentieth state admitted to the United States on December 10, 1817. It was first included on the 1800 U.S. Census as Mississippi Territory.

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
1800 1810 1820 1830 1840
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1850 1860 1870 1880 1890
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1900 1910 1920 1930 1940
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Non-Population Schedules for Mississippi[edit | edit source]

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

Year Type of Census Links
1890 Veterans FamilySearch

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1880 Mortality Ancestry ($)
1870 Mortality Ancestry ($)
1860 Slave owner FamilySearch

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1850 Mortality FamilySearch

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1840 Pensioners Google Books

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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
1866 State (select counties), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1860 State (Choctaw County), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1853 State (select counties), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1845 State (select counties), head of household at FamilySearch

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1837 State (select counties), head of household at FamilySearch

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1833 State (Amite and Franklin counties- statistical only) Amite County at Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Franklin County at Mississippi Department of Archives and History

1830 State (select counties- some are statistical only), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1825 State (select counties- some are statistical only), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1824 State (select counties- some are statistical only, some births and deaths), head of household at FamilySearch

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1823 State (select counties- some are statistical only, some births and deaths), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1822 State (select counties- some are statistical only, some births and deaths), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1820 State (select counties), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1818 State (Adams County), head of household at FamilySearch

at Ancestry ($)

1816 Territorial (select counties), head of household at Ancestry ($)
1813 Territorial (Wilkinson County), head of household at Ancestry ($)
1810 Territorial (select counties), head of household at Ancestry ($)
1808 Territorial (Jefferson and Washington Counties), head of household at Ancestry ($)
1805 Territorial (Jefferson and Wilkinson counties), head of household at Ancestry ($)
1792 Territorial (Natchez District - now Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Warren and Wilkinson counties) , head of household (In Spanish) at Ancestry ($)

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

More about censuses[edit | edit source]

Click here for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:

Sources and footnotes[edit | edit source]

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Mississippi State Archives, Various Records (FamilySearch HIstorical Recoords)