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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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Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867; however, it was not significantly settled until the turn of the twentieth century. Therefore, it will not be included in Federal Population Schedules before 1900.
  
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======United States Federal Censuses with Online Links======
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%" | 1790
| valign="middle" | <center><font size="+1">'''Tips'''</font></center>
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%" | 1800
*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"| 1810
*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"| 1820
*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
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*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
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|{{RecordSearch|1803959|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/5058/ Ancestry.com]
*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]].
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|{{RecordSearch|1804228|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7590/ Ancestry.com]
 
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|{{RecordSearch|1803765|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7613/ Ancestry.com]
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|{{RecordSearch|1803955|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7734/ Ancestry.com]
 
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Alaska Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"| 1830
 
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== Online Alaska indexes and images  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4044 Fairbanks, Alaska Cemetery Records] ($)
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|{{RecordSearch|1803958|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8058/ Ancestry.com]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Alaska Cemetery Records at Findagrave.com]  
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|{{RecordSearch|1786457|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8057/ Ancestry.com]
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ak/index.htm Alaska Cemetery Records at Interment.net]  
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|{{RecordSearch|1401638|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8054/ Ancestry.com]
*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}} — index
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|{{RecordSearch|1473181|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7667/ Ancestry.com]
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Alaska&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery BillionGraves Alaska Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/alaska/alaska.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1870
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AK-NDX.html Cemetery Junction Alaska]  
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1880
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ak.html I Dream of Genealogy Alaska Cemeteries]
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1890
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/AK/Cemetery-Records.htm Alaska Cemetery Records]<br><br>
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1900
*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2655229 Alaska Village Census, 1966-1968. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Juneau Area Office. Bethel Area Office. National Archives NAID 2655229]
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{{Census Online Alaska}}
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|{{RecordSearch|1438024|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7163/ Ancestry.com]
 
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|{{RecordSearch|1417683|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6742/ Ancestry.com]
== Federal population schedules ==
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|{{RecordSearch|1610551|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/5445/ Ancestry.com]
 
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|{{RecordSearch|1325221|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ Ancestry.com]
== Microfilm images ==
 
 
 
{| 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
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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1910
| {{FHL|652069|title-id|disp=1910 and Soundex}}
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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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!style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:"25%"|1940
 
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| {{FHL|1037564|title-id|disp=1930}}  
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|{{RecordSearch|1727033|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ Ancestry.com]
| {{FHL|646973|title-id|disp=1900 and Soundex}}
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|{{RecordSearch|1488411|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ Ancestry.com]
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|{{RecordSearch|1810731|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ Ancestry.com]
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|{{RecordSearch|2000219|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ Ancestry.com]
 
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| {{FHL|558342|title-id|disp=1920&nbsp;and Soundex}}
 
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===Non-Population Schedules for Alaska===
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Federal non-population schedules included such things mortality schedules, agriculture schedules, slave schedules, and manufacturing schedules. There are currently no federal non-population schedules available for Alaska.
  
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===Existing and Lost Censuses===
|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''
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*[[Alaska Censuses Existing and Lost|List of existing and lost federal censuses for Alaska]]
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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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| 1940 N/A
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| [http://web.archive.org/web/20100212170408/http://www.archives.gov:80/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-03.html 1910 T624]&nbsp;
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! style="background:#cccccc; scope:col; width:flexible;"| Links
 
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| [https://www.archives.gov/research/census/1930 1930 T626]
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|1907
| [https://www.archives.gov/research/census/nonpopulation/alaska.html 1900 T623]&nbsp;and [https://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1900/part-01.html Soundex T1031]
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|Territorial
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|[https://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3532 Ancestry.com ($)] — index
 
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| [https://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1920/part-07.html 1920 T625]&nbsp;and [https://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1920/part-06.html#page-header Soundex M1597]
 
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== Indexes: fiche, film, or book ==
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== Microfilm Images ==
 
 
For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Alaska, [[Alaska Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
 
 
 
&nbsp;
 
 
 
== Federal non-population schedules ==
 
 
 
== Online indexes and images  ==
 
 
 
*Ancestry.com, "1890 Veterans Schedules" at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8667 (accessed 10 February 2010). Index '''''should''''' includes naval vessels in Alaskan waters, but this is uncertain.
 
 
 
== Microfilm images ==
 
 
 
'''Federal [https://www.archives.gov/research/census/nonpopulation/alaska.html Non-Population Census Microfilms] Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''
 
 
 
*1929 Agriculture
 
 
 
:Farms and Ranges
 
:Livestock not on Farms and Rangers
 
 
 
==Indexes: fiche, film, or book ==
 
 
 
'''1890 Veterans.''' A census of Union veterans on naval vessels in Alaskan waters.
 
 
 
*Ronald Vern Jackson, et. al., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11149613 1890 U. S. Vessels and Navy Census Index: Special Schedule of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and of Union Veterans of the Civil War]'' (Salt Lake City: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1983)[{{FHL|263421|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 X22j 1890}}].
 
 
 
== State and Territorial Censuses ==
 
 
 
Alaska took censuses in the years between the federal censuses, the dates listed in the chart. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.
 
 
 
For a list of available Alaska Territory censuses, [[Alaska Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
 
 
 
== Existing and lost censuses ==
 
 
 
For a list of available and missing Alaska censuses, [[Alaska 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 Searching|index searching tips]]
 
:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
 
:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
 
:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
 
:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
 
  
== Sources and footnotes ==
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==Why Use the Census?==
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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:
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*Name of each person in the family at the time the census was taken
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*Street or Avenue, or number Rural Free Delivery
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*Sex
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*Age
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*Color
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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
  
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==Sources and Footnotes==
 
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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.

Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867; however, it was not significantly settled until the turn of the twentieth century. Therefore, it will not be included in Federal Population Schedules before 1900.

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
1790 1800 1810 1820
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
1830 1840 1850 1860
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
1870 1880 1890 1900
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
1910 1920 1930 1940
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com

Non-Population Schedules for Alaska[edit | edit source]

Federal non-population schedules included such things mortality schedules, agriculture schedules, slave schedules, and manufacturing schedules. There are currently no federal non-population schedules available for Alaska.

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
1907 Territorial Ancestry.com ($) — index

Microfilm 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

Sources and Footnotes[edit | edit source]