Alabama State Census, 1855 is a free, online collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index for the 1855 Alabama State Census. The counties included in this collection are:

  • Autauga County
  • Baldwin County
  • Blount County
  • Coffee County
  • Franklin County
  • Henry County
  • Lowndes County
  • Macon County
  • Mobile County
  • Montgomery County
  • Pickens County
  • Perry County
  • Sumter County
  • Tallapoosa County
  • Tuscaloosa County
  • Wilcox County


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.



What Can I Learn from Census Records?


These records may contain: 

  • Names of individuals or heads of families
  • Number of white males under 21 in the family
  • Number of white males over 21 in the family
  • Number of white females under 21 in the family
  • Number of white females over 21 in the family
  • Total whites in the family
  • Insane within each county
  • Insane sent abroad
  • Slaves
  • Free persons of color
  • Total inhabitants
  • Residence
  • Film number
  • Digital folder number
  • Page number
  • Image number



How Can Census Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the information to find additional family members in federal census records
  • Use the ages listed to determine an approximate birth date and to find other records such as birth, marriage, christening, and death records
  • Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records



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