Chapter 6: Census Records

 
 
 

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Basic Issues
6.1    “Ancient” vs. “modern” censuses

Arrangement of elements in
6.2    Reference notes
6.3    Source list (bibliography)

Citing
6.4    Dates of enumeration
6.5    Dwelling, family numbers
6.6    Household heads or others
6.7    Line numbers
6.8    Page, folio, or sheet numbers
6.9    Roll numbers
6.10    Databases vs. images, indexes
6.11    Databases, CD/DVD or online
6.12    Image copies, digital or microfilm
6.13    Indexes, Soundex & Miracode
6.14    Microfilm, National Archives
6.15    Microfilm, enhancements & images
6.16    Shortened citations, essentials

U.S. Censuses
6.17    Background

Population schedules
6.18    Original returns
6.19       1790
6.20       1800
6.21       1810
6.22       1820
6.23       1830
6.24       1840
6.25       1850
6.26       1860
6.27       1870
6.28       1880
6.29       1890
6.30       1900
6.31       1910–1930
6.32    State & local copies


“Nonpopulation” schedules
6.33       Background
6.34       NARA microfilm
6.35       Other filmers

Special population schedules
6.36       1880 Native American
6.37       1890 Union veterans, widows
6.38       1900 Indian population
6.39       1900–Military population
6.40       Native American tribal

Miscellaneous census materials
6.41    1880–1920 Soundex & Miracode
6.42    Enumeration district maps
6.43    Pre-federal censuses
6.44    Religious censuses
6.45    School censuses
6.46    State-sponsored censuses
6.47    Statistical compendiums    
6.48    Statistical data and enumeration instructions, online

International Censuses
6.49    Australia
6.50    Canada
6.51    England
6.52    France
6.53    Germany
6.54    Italy
6.55    Puerto Rico
6.56    Spain
6.57    Sweden
6.58    Wales

 

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Original manuscripts (U.S.)
237    Local copy, federal census
238    National Archives copy

Digital images
239    CD/DVD
240    Online commercial site
241    Online archives (France)
242    Online commercial site (UK, Wales)

Microfilm (U.S.)
243    Native-American tribal census

“Nonpopulation” schedules
244    NARA film
245    FHL-GSU preservation film
246    UNC microfilm publication

Population schedules
247    1790–1840
248    1850–1870
249    1850–1860: slaves
250    1880–1930
251    State-level copies
252    State-sponsored censuses

Derivatives
253    Database, CD/DVD
254    Database, online
255    Soundex & Miracode, microfilm
256    Statistical databas, online