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Description of Census Records for Individuals in This Database


Description of Census Records for Individuals in This Database


The census data contained in this database uses the basic format found in the actual Federal or State Census forms. I use a comma delimited format to seperate the fields with some minor changes for clarity and to cut down on repetitive information.

Here are explanations of how I represent the census data in a person's record.

Top line: State, County, Township, City, Ward, Enumeration district, Series number, Roll number, Page number and date the page was enumerated.
The City and Ward are not used in rural areas and the enumeration district was not added until 1880.

Second line: Sheet number, Block Number, Street Address and name, Institution
Blocks were used in larger cities and not until 1900 and afterward. Institutions might be a hospital or asylum.

The third line is either going to be the head of household or the person with whom the individual was enumerated with. If I have found this person to be related through my research, I will include the relationship here but before 1880 this relationship was not included in the census and even when included may have been wrong.

The individual line information changed with each census and I will show the data in the order it is shown for each censys year and also include a link to an actual blank form for that year.

Census Forms:

The 1790-1840 census was just a count of people within a household including slaves. No relationship to the head of household is given.


1790 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M637, Roll: 0, Page: 1
line, NameOfHead, Male 16+, 0-16, Females, Other, Slaves


1800 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M252, Roll: 0, Page: 1 line, NameOfHead,
Male 0-10, 10-15, 16-25, 26-44, 45+,
Female 0-10, 10-15, 16-25, 26-44, 45+, Other, Slaves


1810 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M252, Roll: 0, Page: 1
line, NameOfHead,
Male 0-10, 10-15, 16-25, 26-44, 45+,
Female 0-10, 10-15, 16-25, 26-44, 45+, Other, Slaves


1820 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M33, Roll: 0, Page: 1
line, NameOfHead,
Male 0-10, 10-16, 16-18, 16-26, 26-45, 45+,
Female 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+, Aliens, Agric, Comm, Manf,
Slaves Male 0-14, 14-26, 45+,
Slaves Female 0-14, 14-26, 45+,
Free Colored Male 0-14, 14-26, 45+,
Free Colored Female 0-14, 14-26, 45+, Others


1830 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M19, Roll: 0, Page: 1
line, NameOfHead,
Male 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, 100+
Female 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, 100+
Line No, Slaves Male 0-10, 10-24, 24-36, 36-55, 55-100, 100+
Slaves Female 0-10, 10-24, 24-36, 36-55, 55-100, 100+
Free Colored Male 0-10, 10-24, 24-36, 36-55, 55-100, 100+
Free Colored Female 0-10, 10-24, 24-36, 36-55, 55-100, 100+, Total
Deaf Dumb White 0-14, 14-25, 25+, Blind, Aliens,
Deaf Dumb Colored 0-14, 14-25, 25+, Blind


1840 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M704, Roll: 0, Page: 1
line, NameOfHead,
Male 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, 100+
Female 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, 100+,
Free Colored Male 0-10, 10-24, 24-35, 36-55, 56-100, 100+,
Free Colored Female 0-10, 10-24, 24-35, 36-55, 56-100, 100+
Line No, Slaves Male 0-10, 10-24, 24-35, 36-55, 56-100, 100+,
Slaves Female 0-10, 10-24, 24-35, 36-55, 56-100, 100+, Total,
Mining, Agric, Comm, Manf, NavigSea, NavigRiv, Enginr, PensName, Ages,
Deaf Dumb White 0-14, 14-25, 25+, Blind, IdiotPub, IdiotPvt,
Deaf Dumb Colored 0-14, 14-25, 25+, Blind, IdiotPub, IdiotPvt,
Univ, Students, Academic, Scholars, CommSchool, Scholars, WhiteNoReadWrit


1850 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M432, Roll: 0, Page: 1A, June 1
00-line, 1-Dwel#, 2-Fam#, 3-Name, 4-Age, 5-Sex, 6-Colr, 7-Occ, 8-$Real, 9-Nat, 10-MarLYr, 11-SchlLYr, 12-NoReadWrit, 13-Dumb


The 1860 census used two forms. The layout is the same on each but most did not have a Page A or B.
1860 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M653, Roll: 0, Page: 1, June 1
00-line, 1-Dwel#, 2-Fam#, 3-Name, 4-Age, 5-Sex, 6-Colr, 7-Occ, 8-$Real, 9-$Per, 10-Nat, 11-MarLYr, 12-SchlLYr, 13-NoReadWrit, 14-Dumb


1870 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Series: M593, Roll: 0, Page: 1A, June 1
00-line, 1-Dwel#, 2-Fam#, 3-Name, 4-Age, 5-Sex, 6-Colr, 7-Occ, 8-$Real, 9-$Per, 10-Nat, 11-FrgnFat, 12-FrgnMot, 13-BornLYr, 14-MarLYr, 15-SchlLYr, 16-NoRead, 17-NoWrit, 18-Dumb, 19-Male21, 20-M21NoVot


1880 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, ED: 0, Series: T9, Roll: 0, Page: 1A, June 1
house#, street#
00-line, 1-Dwel#, 2-Fam#, 3-Name, 4-Colr, 5-Sex, 6-Age, 7-Rel, 9-Sng, 10-Mar, 11-WidDiv, 12-MarYr, 13-Occ, 14-MthUnemp, 15-Illns, 16-Blnd, 17-Dumb, 18-Idiot, 19-Insan, 20-Crip, 21-Schl, 22-NotRead, 23-NotWrit, 24-PerNat, 25-FatNat, 26-MotNat


1890 Census was burned in a fire so no need to include a layout but for the curious I include an 1890 Census Form.


1900 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, ED: 0, Series: T623, Roll: 0, Page: 1A, June 1
Sheet 1A, house#, street#
00-line, 1-Dwel#, 2-Fam#, 3-Name, 4-Rel, 5-Colr, 6-Sex, 7-DOB, 8-Age, 9-Mar, 10-MarYr, 11-MotCh, 12-ChLiv, 13-PerNat, 14-FatNat, 15-MotNat, 16-ImgYr, 17-Nat, 18-Eng, 19-Occ, 20-MthNotEmp, 21-Scl, 22-Read, 23-Writ, 24-Eng, 25-Own, 26-Mort, 27-Res, 28-Farm


1910 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, ED: 0, Series: T624, Roll: 0, Page: 1A, June 1
Sheet 1A, house#, street#
00-line, 1-Dwel#, 2-Fam#, 3-Name, 4-Rel, 5-Colr, 6-Sex, 7-Age, 8-Mar, 9-MarYr, 10-MotCh, 11-ChLiv, 12-PerNat, 13-FatNat, 14-MotNat, 15-ImgYr, 16-Nat, 17-Eng, 18-Trad, 19-Ind, 20-Wrk, 21-OutWrk, 22-WksOut, 23-Read, 24-Writ, 25-Schl, 26-Own, 27-Mort, 28-Res, 29-Farm


1920 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, ED: 0, Series: T625, Roll: 0, Page: 1A, January 1
Sheet 1A, 2-house#, 01-street#
00-line, 3-Dwel#, 4-Fam#, 5-Name, 6-Rel, 7-Own, 8-Mort 9-Sex, 10-Colr, 11-Age, 12-Mar, 13-ImgYr, 14-Nat, 15-NatYr, 16-Schl, 17-Read, 18-Writ, 19-PerNat, 20-PerLan, 21-FatNat, 22-FatLan, 23-MotNat, 24-MotLan, 25-Eng, 26-Trad, 27-Ind, 28-Wrk, 29-Farm


1930 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, ED: 0-0, Series: T626, Roll: 0, Page: 1A, April 1
Sheet 1A, 2-house#, 01-street#
00-line, 3-vis#, 4-Fam#, 5-Name, 6-Rel, 7-Own, 8-Inc 9-Radio, 10-Farm, 11-Sex, 12-Colr, 13-Age, 14-Mar, 15-MarAge, 16-Schl, 17-RedWrt, 18-PerNat, 19-FatNat, 20-MotNat, 21-Lan, A-St, B-Cntry, C-Nat, 22-Img, 23-Natur, 24-Eng, 25-Occ, 26-Ind, D-OccIndCod, 27-Clas, 28-Wrk, 29-Unemp, 30-Vet, 31-War, 32-Farm


1940 Federal Census, State, County, Township, City, Ward, ED: 0-0, Series: T627, Roll: 0, Page: 1A, April 1
Sheet 1A, 2-house#, 01-street#
00-line, 3-vis#, 4-Own, 5-Value, 6-Farm, 7-Name, 8-Rel, A-Code, 9-sex, 10-Colr, 11-Mar, 12-Age, 13-Schl, 14-Grd, B-Code, 15-Nat, C-Code, 16-NCit, 17-1935city, 18-cty, 19-st, 20-frm, D-Code, 21-Wk, 22-Pb, 23-seek, 24-job, 25-typ, E-Code, 26-hrs, 27-unem, 28-occ, 29-ind, 30-cls, F-Code, 31-wks, 32-wag, 33-othr, 34-farm
Supplemental
00-line, 35-name, 36-FNat, 37-MNat, G-Code, 38-Lan, H-Code, 39-Vet, 40-FDead, 41-Svc, I-Code, 42-SSN, 43-Ded, 44-1/2, 45-UOcc, 46-UInd, 47-UCls, J-Code, 48-MultMar, 49-Agemarr, 50-Chldn, K-Code, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z



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