United States Census 1820 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index and images with records of people living in the United States in 1820. This was the fourth national census of the United States. The first census was in 1790. The index is provided by Ancestry.

 

No schedules are known to exist for New Jersey.

 

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What Can I Learn from Census Records?

 

These records may include:

  • Township, county and state where census was taken
  • Name of head of household
  • Number of free white males and females under age 10
  • Number of free white males and females between ages 10-16
  • Number of free white males and females between ages 16-26
  • Number of free white males and females between ages 26-45
  • Number of free white males and females over the age of 45

 

 

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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