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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.

Missouri became the 21st state admitted to the United States on Aug. 10, 1821. It was enumerated in the 1810 and 1020 U.S. Censuses as Missouri Territory, but those records were lost. [1]

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
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Non-Population Schedules for Missouri[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 Ancestry ($)
1880 Mortality Ancestry ($)
1870 Mortality Ancestry ($)
1860 Slave Owner Ancestry ($)
1850 Slave Owner Ancestry ($)
1850 Mortality Ancestry ($)
1840 Pensioners 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.

Year Type of Census Links
1887 State (Phelps County), head of household Ancestry ($)
1880 State (Cass County), household members Ancestry ($)
1876 State (select counties), household members Ancestry ($)
1864 State (Callaway and Gasconade) Contact Missouri State Archives
1860 State Contact Missouri State Archives
1856 State (Audrain, Atchison and Callaway) Ancestry ($)

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1852 State (Benton, Callaway and St. Charles) Contact Missouri State Archives
1848 State (Benton and Callaway) Ancestry ($)

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1844 State (Benton and Callaway) Ancestry ($)

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1840 State (select counties) Contact Missouri State Archives
1819 Territorial (St. Charles) Contact Missouri State Archives
1818 Territorial (St. Charles) Contact Missouri State Archives
1817 Territorial (St. Charles) Contact Missouri State Archives
1803 Territorial (Cape Girardeau and New Madrid) Contact Missouri State Archives
1797 Territorial (New Madrid) Contact Missouri State Archives
1796 Territorial (New Madrid) Contact Missouri State Archives
1795 Territorial (New Madrid) Contact Missouri State Archives
1794 Territorial (New Madrid) Contact Missouri State Archives
1793 Territorial (New Madrid) Contact Missouri State Archives
1792 Territorial (New Madrid) Contact Missouri State Archives
1791 Territorial Contact Missouri State Archives
1787 Territorial (St. Genevieve and St. Louis) Contact Missouri State Archives
1779 Territorial (St. Genevieve and St. Louis) Contact Missouri State Archives
1770 Territorial (St. Genevieve and St Louis) Contact Missouri State Archives
1766 Territorial (Spanish Louisiana Territories) Contact Missouri State Archives
1752 Territorial (St. Genevieve) Contact Missouri State Archives

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 servicemily.

More about censuses[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]