United States Census 1800 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index and images of people living of the United States in 1800. This was the second national census of the United States. The first census was in 1790. The index is provided by Ancestry.

 

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What Can I Learn from Census Records?

 

These records may include:

  • City, county and state in which census was taken
  • Name of head of household
  • Number of free white males in household under 10 years
  • Number of free white males in household between ages 10-16
  • Number of free white males in household between ages 16-26
  • Number of free white males in household between ages 26-45
  • Number of free white males in household 45 years and older
  • Number of free white females in household under 10 years
  • Number of free white females in household between ages 10-16
  • Number of free white females in household between ages 16-26
  • Number of free white females in household between ages 26-45
  • Number of free white females in household ages 45 and older
  • Number of all other persons in household
  • Number of slaves in each household

 

 

How Can Census Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the age categories to determine an approximate birth date range
  • Use the residence to locate other records such as land, probate, tax, and church records
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination

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