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Finding Your Ancestors In Census Records

Census records are among one of the most often utilized tools for genealogical research.  Many censuses are recorded or transcribed and can be found online.  Locating free census records online can present a challenge.  With a bit of patience, you will find thousands of census links to free census transcriptions, census indexes and census images in our categorized directory. 

Just start with the drop down census menus below.  They will take you to census records for the U.S., United Kingdom and Canada which have been categorized all the way down to the county level.  This enables you to search for census data online quickly and easily.  If you want more in-depth coverage of census records, see the information to the right for details about the completion of the ENTIRE U.S. CENSUS.  To learn what questions were asked in each Federal Census 1790 to 1940 - See Census Findings.

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Search 1790-1940 US Federal Census Records

Ancestry.com has completed the census records for the entire United States.  This is a milestone in genealogy research.  Containing over 540 million names, this is the most phenomenal genealogy database to be found online.  Now you can search ALL CENSUS YEARS at the same time in one central place.  The collection features every name indexes for all the Federal censuses and you will find your ancestors in actual images of the Federal census records.

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 U.S. Census Records Directory    (Text Links)

What's New in Census Records?

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 Native American Census Records

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Norway Census Records

1865, 1875, 1900 & 1910 Norwegian Census Search Engine

1801 Norwegian Census

Norwegians in the United States Census Databases

 

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Swedish Census Records

1890 Swedish Census  Also See National Archives of Sweden

 

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What's NEW at Census Finder?

Census UpdatesUS Census Records

New Articles added to Census Finder

1850 Texas Census: Who Were the People and Where did They Live?

1940 Census Questions

1940 Census Search

A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census

 

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New census links added to the Census Finder directory:

The following links will take you to the directory page where the links to new census records online may be found.  Look under the state or county heading when you arrive.

 

Added April 17, 2014

Monroe County, Pennsylvania Census Records (7 new census & genealogy links added)

1790 Federal Census for Chestnut Hills Township

1790 Federal Census for Hamilton Township

1883 Census of Pensioners

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Civil War 3 Year Enlistment Records

WWII Honor List of Dead and Missing

Census UpdatesCanadian Census Records

New census links added to the Census Finder directory:

The following links will take you to the directory page where the links to new census records online may be found.  Look under the state or county heading to find the links.

 

Census Links added Oct 13, 2013

Ontario Census Records Page 2

Elgin County Census Records

Malahide Family Genealogies

 

Census UpdatesUK Census Records

New census links added to the Census Finder directory:

The following links will take you to the directory page where the links to new census records online may be found.  Look under the state or county heading to find the links.

 

Census Links added Feb 15, 2013

England Census Records Page 7

1860s Private Census Records for Shropshire - Montgomeryshire Border.

 

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US Census Findings - Questions asked in each census

This section of Census Finder details all questions asked on each United States Census 1790-1940, and provides essential census information, tips, and clues for census research.

 

FREE NEWSLETTER - Keeps you informed of census updates!

 

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US County Maps

US County maps to help you locate counties and boundaries.  This is all important.  When you locate your ancestors in a county, you should search all surrounding counties for census and genealogy records.  Many times people did business in surrounding counties especially if they were closer to a court house in an adjoining county.  I have also included many historical plat maps and county maps on the map pages.  Many of the plat maps show landowners!

Also See US Federal Census Maps

 

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Historical Museum Guide

A comprehensive guide to help you locate historical houses, history museums, parks, history timelines, state symbols, local history and historic photos online.  Knowledge of the areas where your ancesors resided will flesh out your genealogical records and make the people and memories come alive.

 

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Genealogy

Sites in the Spotlight

Past Spotlight Sites

 

Pennsylvania Men of the Clothe

This site features a large index of Pastors, Preachers and Clergy who carried the good news to Pennsylvania Folks.  Stop by and see if you can find any of your ancestors.

 

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Historical Census Browser

Located at the University of Virginia Library, this is a great census reference tool for US census records.  It gives information on what questions were asked in each Federal census year 1790-1960.

 

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Whatzit???

Need help reading the old handwriting the census takers left behind?

This page at Treasure Maps is a big help in uncovering the mysteries of that old style handwriting used by our forefathers.

See: Deciphering Old Handwriting

 

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Help us help you....  If you have census records online or know of some that aren't listed in these pages, please Submit Links for listing.  This project is ongoing.  I am finding it takes much time to locate all of the available census transcriptions, images and indexes which are available online.  Perhaps this will help you cut through the hunt and chase.  I have added additional various resources when census records are not available for a particular area or when I felt they were good census substitutes for a given place and time period.

 

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Attention!  Transcribing old census records is extremely difficult, tedious, pain staking work.  Please remember to thank the volunteers at each site when you locate genealogy information and census records which are helpful to you in your research.

 

Census Finder extends a great big THANK YOU to all of you who spend your time and efforts transcribing the countless genealogy records to put online for genealogists.  You are very much appreciated!  This site reflects all of your hard work and makes the records easily accessible to genealogists around the world!

 

And for those of you with some spare time on your hands, why not offer to transcribe a census for the USGenWeb Census Project.  It can be a very rewarding experience.

 

The US Census online at Ancestry.com features complete census images 1790-1940 with every name indexes.

FREE CENSUS AT ANCESTRY NOW

1850-1885 Mortality Schedules

 1940 Census Search is FREE

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U. S. Census Searches

 1790-1940 US Census - Ancestry

 1940 Census Search - Free At Ancestry

 1850 Census Search Engine - Ancestry

 1850-1885 Mortality Schedules - Free At Ancestry

 1880 Federal Census Search - LDS

 A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census

 1890 US Census Substitute - Ancestry

 1900 Census Online - Genealogy.com

 1920 Census Search Engine - Ancestry

 1930 Census Search Engine - Ancestry

 1940 Census Substitute - Ancestry

 RootsWeb Search Engine - RootsWeb

 

UK Census Records Searches

Includes England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland

 UK Census Help & Facts

 Search the UK Census collection

 UK Genealogy Data at Ancestry.co.uk

 1901 UK Census Index - Sign up for a FREE TRIAL.

 Search Civil Registration Index

 Search Parish & Probate Records

 The Genealogist - UK census, BMDs and more online

 FreeCen - UK Census Online

 FreeCen Very Helpful Gude by Paul Barnett

 

Surname Searches

 Ancestry World Tree

 Search The RootsWeb Search Engine

 Surname Search at GenForum

 Family Finder Search Page

 Surname Search Portal

 209 Million Names at WorldConnect

 Family Tree Maker Sites Search Engine

 Surname Community Search

 Instant People Search

 Search National Phone Directories

 WorldVitalRecords.com

 

About U.S. Federal Census Records

Handy US census data from NARA.

 The Soundex Indexing System

 NARA Census Microfilm Catalogs

 1890 US Federal Census

 Clues in 1790-1840 US Census Records

 Clues in 1850-1930 US Census Records

 1930 US Federal Census Schedules

 Handy US census data

 A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census

 1930 Census Help Page

 Census Findings - Questions Asked in US Census

 Census Instructions to Enumerators

 Progressive US Map 1650-1983

 2000 Census Data and Information

 US Census Records @ EOGN

 

Death & Vital Record Searches

 Bible Records

 Instant Death Record Information

 Instant Marriage Record Information

 Instant Divorce Record Information

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 Obituary Search Portal

 Social Security Death Index

 US Vital Records Search

 

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 Ancestry.com

 Ellis Island Records

 US Vital Records  

 Mormon Church Records

 USGenWeb Archives

 RootsWeb - The Most Free Data Online

 Genealogy Search Engines Page

 

Message Boards & Mailing Lists

 Family History Surname Boards

 GenForum

 Surname Community Search

 RootsWeb Mailing Lists Complete Index

 

Genealogy Tips, Help and Extras

 GenTips at CensusDiggins.com

 Historical World Maps

 

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 Find the soundex code for surnames

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Census Finder is a tool designed to help you find sites which offer free census records online. We cannot be held responsible for the content of those sites. There is no charge to use Census Finder, nor do we claim any rights or ownership of the genealogy and census records linked to on these pages.  We are not responsible for errors in census records & genealogy data found on sites outside of Census Finder. Genealogy data and information found online, should always be documented.

CensusFinder.com wishes you the greatest success in discovering your ancestry and climbing your family tree.

 

States included in US Census Finder thus far: 

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.

Recommended Resource: Search US Census at the Ancestry Census Center

 

United Kingdom Census Pages included thus far: 

England Census, Ireland Census, Scottish Census Records & Wales Census.

Recommended Resource:  UK Genealogy Records at Ancestry.co.uk

 

Canadian Census Pages included thus far:

Alberta Census, British Columbia Census, Manitoba Census, New Brunswick CensusNewfoundland Census, Ontario Census, Prince Edward Island Census, & Quebec Census

 

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