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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.

Oregon was admitted to the United States as the 33rd state on 14 Feb 1859. So in the 1850 Census, the place will be listed as Oregon Territory.

United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
1850 1860 1870
1880 1890 1900
1910 1920 1930

Non-Population Schedules for Oregon[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 at Ancestry ($)
1880 Mortality at Ancestry ($)
1870 Mortality at Ancestry ($)
1860 Mortality at Ancestry ($)
1850 Mortality at 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
1859 Territorial (Clatsop and Umpqua Counties) at FamilySearch
1858 Territorial (select counties) at FamilySearch
1857 Territorial (select counties) at FamilySearch
1856 Territorial (select counties) at FamilySearch
1855 Territorial (Coos, Jackson) at FamilySearch
1854 Territorial (Benton, Claptsop, Jackson) at FamilySearch
1853 Territorial (select counties) at FamilySearch
1850 Territorial at Ancestry ($)
1849 Territorial (select counties), males over 21 at FamilySearch
1845-6 Territorial (Tuality) at FamilySearch
1845 Territorial (select counties) at FamilySearch
1843 Territorial, Elijah White Census at FamilySearch
1842 Territorial, persons living south of the Columbia River at FamilySearch

Other Census Images[edit | edit source]

Indian Census Rolls
FHL Collection Indians census rolls, Greenville, 1916-1923] FHL Collection Klamath Agency census, 1886-1889]
FHL Collection Klamath Agency census, 1907-1937] FHL Collection Klamath Agency census, 1885-1889]
FHL Collection Klamath Agency census, 1898-1906 FHL Collection Indian census rolls, Grand Ronde, 1885-1914
FHL Collection Klamath Agency census, 1892, 1893, 1896 FHL Collection Tribal Census Information, 1877-1952
FHL Collection Klamath Agency census, 1887

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