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
  • Age
  • Sex
  • 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

 

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