Alabama State Census, 1866 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index for the 1866 Alabama State Census. There are no images in this collection.
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What Can I Learn from Census Records?
These records may contain:
- Schedule No.
- The names of the head of household
- Number of persons in each family
- Relationship to head of household
- May list number of deceased or disabled soldiers in the family
- May list former slaves
How Can Census Records Help Me Find Other Records?
With information from these records you may be able to:
- Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record
- Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses
- 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