United States Census 1850 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name-searchable index and images with records of people living in the United States in 1850. This was the seventh national census of the United States. The first census was in 1790.

 

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What Can I Learn from Census Records?

 

These records may include:

  • Town/township, county and state in which census was taken
  • House number and family number
  • Name of each person in household
  • Age of each person in household (can be used to approximate birth year)
  • Sex of each person in household
  • Race of each person in household
  • Occupation of each person
  • Value of any real estate
  • Birthplace of each person in household
  • Whether person was married during the year
  • Whether person attended school during the year
  • Can person read and write
  • Additional remarks

 

 

How Can Census Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
  • Use the ages listed to determine approximate birth dates and find the family in additional censuses
  • Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

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