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About Census Records

The largest directory of free census records available online is located at Census Finder where you can select a state, then browse each county to see what is available.

If you are new to census research, there is much information about the subject on the site also.  You can learn about Federal census records as well as more obscure state census records and territorial census records.

 

Census Questions

To learn which questions were asked on each individual census year, select a year from the chart below.

1790 Census Questions 1870 Census Questions
1800 Census Questions 1880 Census Questions
1810 Census Questions 1890 Census Questions
1820 Census Questions 1900 Census Questions
1830 Census Questions 1910 Census Questions
1840 Census Questions 1920 Census Questions
1850 Census Questions 1930 Census Questions
1860 Census Questions  

 

                   

More Census Help

Search 1790-1930 US Federal Census Records at Ancestry.com

 

Free 1880 Census

 

1920 Census Information

1930 Census Information

 

Questions asked in Census Records

 

Where can I search for my ancestor's census records?

 

                   

 

Indian Census Collection

 

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