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Free Download:  Blank 1830 Census Form needed to record your ancestors in the 1830 census.


What information can be found in the 5th Federal Census of the United States?

Questions Asked on the 1830 Census

  • Name of the head of each household.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 0-5

  • How many free white males and free white females age 5-10.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 10-15.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 15-20.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 20-30.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 30-40.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 40-50.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 50-60.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 60-70.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 70-80.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 80-90.

  • How many free white males and free white females age 90-100.

  • How many free white males and free white females over 100.

  • How many males slaves under age 10, over 10 and under 24, over 24 and under 36, over 36 and under 55, over 55 and under 100, over age 100.

  • How many female slaves under age 10, over 10 and under 24, over 24 and under 36, over 36 and under 55, over 55 and under 100, over age 100.

  • How many free black males under age 10, over 10 and under 24, over 24 and under 36, over 36 and under 55, over 55 and under 100, over age 100.

  • How many free black females under age 10, over 10 and under 24, over 24 and under 36, over 36 and under 55, over 55 and under 100, over age 100.

  • How many deaf and dumb whites under age 14, over 14 and under 25, over 25 years of age.

  • How many blind whites.

  • How many deaf and dumb slaves and free blacks under age 14, over 14 and under 25, over 25 years of age.

  • How many blind slaves and free blacks.

  • How many white foreigners not naturalized.

This census included categories for deaf, dumb and blind persons, and aliens.

As in the earlier censuses, the 1830 census still lists only the head of household by name.  The rest of the family members are still broken down by age groups but the groups are broken down further, giving the researcher a much clearer picture of family members.  The new category for deaf, dumb and blind persons can be a lead to research in institutions, schools and hospitals for records.

Good Sense Census Tip:  With the new breakdown of ages on this census, it can become much easier to find your family.  Used in conjunction with the 1850 census which lists names of all family members, it can be easier to determine which person is your ancestor on the 1830 census.

1830 Census Records Online at Ancestry - Learn about the 1830 Census Records & how to access the census index and images.

Free Download: 1830 Census Form for recording your ancestors from 1830 census data.


Which States Were Included in 1830 Census Records? (28 states)

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia.

 


Where Can 1830 US Census Data be found?

1. Census Finder Census Directory - This is our own directory of free census records which can be found online.  Our directory is categorized by state and county and we have attempted to list every census index, census transcription, and even census images which can be found online. 

To access the directory, Choose a State: Alabama Census, Alaska Census, Arizona Census, Arkansas Census, California Census, Colorado Census, Connecticut Census, Delaware Census, District of Columbia Census, Florida Census, Georgia Census, Hawaii Census, Idaho Census, Illinois Census, Indiana Census, Iowa Census, Kansas Census, Kentucky Census, Louisiana Census, Maine Census, Maryland CensusMassachusetts Census, Michigan Census, Minnesota Census, Mississippi Census, Missouri Census, Montana Census, Nebraska Census, Nevada Census, New Hampshire Census, New Jersey Census, New Mexico Census, New York Census, North Carolina Census, North Dakota Census, Ohio Census, Oklahoma Census, Oregon Census, Pennsylvania Census, Rhode Island Census, South Carolina Census, South Dakota Census, Tennessee Census, Texas Census, Utah Census, Vermont Census, Virginia Census, Washington Census, West Virginia Census, Wisconsin Census, Wyoming Census

 

2. Ancestry.com Census Records   Ancestry.com has completed the database of all US census records 1790-1940.  This is the greatest tool for genealogy research in the United States to be found online and it does include the entire collection of 1830 census records enumerated in the United States.  While it is a paid subscription, it is well worth the money and they have so many more genealogy records in their databases.

 

3. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)  The archives maintained by the Federal US Government contains all United States Federal census records on microfilm.  They are in the process of placing their census collections online.  On their site, you will find an online catalog of available microfilm and a lot of useful information about what is available for census research.  See Clues in Census Records 1790-1840.

 

4. FamilySearch.org The LDS (Latter Day Saints) Library in Salt Lake City also maintains the entire set of US Federal census microfilm and these can also be found or ordered for a fee at Family History Libraries located throughout the United States.  You can search for a Family History Library near you using this search The LDS Church is also putting many census records and genealogical indexes online and these can be accessed on their site.  Search at FamilySearch.org at Discover Your Family History and you may also view the entire list of LDS online records here.

 

5. Local libraries will often have history and genealogy departments with a (usually incomplete) collection of microfilm available for research and sometimes they will offer their patrons online subscriptions which can be accessed while at the library.

 


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