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Federal, State, Colonial and Military Census Records

Federal Census Records were taken and are available for the years of 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (the 1890 census was destroyed in a fire and all that remains is some of the veterans schedules), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.

State and colonial census records are almost as important as the federal census to family historians, but their random availability makes them an often over looked resource by American genealogists. State and colonial census records not only stand as substitutes for some of the missing federal census schedules (most notably the 1890 federal census), but also as valuable resources in their own right. Many state and colonial censuses, for example, asked different questions than the federal census, so they record information that cannot be found elsewhere in federal schedules.

While not all states took their own censuses, and some have not survived, state and local census records can be found in many locations. Most states which took censuses usually did so every ten years, on the five year mark (1855, 1865, 1875, etc.), to complement the US federal census, and these records are most often found at the state archives or state library.


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1840 Alabama Census of Pensioners - Northern District
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