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Online Federal CensusesEdit

Population SchedulesEdit

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

Alabama was settled by Europeans in the early eighteenth century, but it was not part of the United States until the early 1800s and did not become a state until 1819, so it will not be in early censuses.

United States Federal Censuses with Online LinksEdit
1790 1800 1810 1820
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1830 1840 1850 1860
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1870 1880 1890 1900
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1910 1920 1930 1940
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Non-Population Schedules for AlabamaEdit

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

Year Type of Census Links
1841 Pensioner Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
1850 Agriculture Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1850 Industry Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1850 Mortality FamilySearch — index and images
Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1850 Slave FamilySearch — index and images
Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1860 Agriculture Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1860 Industry Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1860 Mortality Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1860 Slave FamilySearch — index and images
Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1870 Agriculture Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1870 Industry Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1870 Mortality Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1880 Agriculture Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1880 Defective Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1880 Industry Ancestry.com($) — index and images
1880 Mortality Ancestry.com($) — index and images

Existing and Lost CensusesEdit

Online State and Territorial CensusesEdit

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
1816 Territorial FamilySearch — transcript
1820 State Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
1850 State Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
1855 State FamilySearch — index
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findmypast ($) — index
1866 State FamilySearch — index
Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
findmypast ($) — index

Other Census ImagesEdit

Military CensusesEdit

Why Use the Census?Edit

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

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