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=== U.S. Federal population schedules and indexes  ===
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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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The United States annexed American Samoa in 1900. Military personnel stationed there were included in the 1900 United States Census. Residents of American Samoa were included in every census starting with 1920.
  
==== Online American Samoa census indexes and images  ====
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======United States Federal Censuses with Online Links======
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|{{RecordSearch|1325221|FamilySearch}}<br> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ Ancestry.com]
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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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{{Census Online American Samoa}}
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===Non-Population Schedules for American Samoa===
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Federal non-population schedules included such things mortality schedules, agriculture schedules, slave schedules, and manufacturing schedules.<br><br>  
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'''There are currently no non-population schedules online for American Samoa.'''
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=== Available on Microfilm  ===
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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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Federal census records on microfilm are available from the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] and [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]], and [http://www.archives.gov/locations/ Regional Branches of U.S. National Archives].
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== Other Census Images ==
  
'''General.''' The Family History Library also has microfilms of censuses taken in American Samoa for the years {{FHL|583600|title-id|disp=1900-1901, 1903, 1908-1909, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1926, and 1945}}.
 
  
'''1900.''' For a [[Soundex|Soundex]] index on microfilm for American Samoa, see the U.S. ''{{FHL|655325|title-id|disp=Military and Naval, 1900 Federal Census: Soundex and Population Schedules}}''. For a microfilm of the&nbsp;U.S. military population schedules, see FHL film&nbsp;{{FHL|33540|title-id|disp=1249702}}.
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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:  
'''1910.''' For a microfilm of the&nbsp;military population schedules in American Samoa, see the U.S. ''{{FHL|651352|title-id|disp=Military and Naval, 1910 Federal Census: Population Schedules}}.'' (FHL film 1375797).
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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
'''1920.''' For a [[Soundex|Soundex]] index and civilian populations schedules on microfilm, see ''{{FHL|558363|title-id|disp=American Samoa, 1920 Federal Census: Soundex and Population Schedules}}''.
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*Sex
 
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*Age
'''1930.''' For a microfilm of the&nbsp;civilian populations schedules, see ''{{FHL|1037568|title-id|disp=American Samoa and Guam, 1930 Federal Census: Population Schedules; NARA microfilm publications T626}}''. (FHL film 2342363).
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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
  
 
=== Sources and Footnotes  ===
 
=== Sources and Footnotes  ===

Latest revision as of 16:49, 13 November 2020

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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.

The United States annexed American Samoa in 1900. Military personnel stationed there were included in the 1900 United States Census. Residents of American Samoa were included in every census starting with 1920.

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
1900 1920 1930 1940
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com

Non-Population Schedules for American Samoa[edit | edit source]

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

There are currently no non-population schedules online for American Samoa.

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
1900-1945 Census Returns FamilySearch

Other Census 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]