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United States Census & Voter lists – Federal Censuses

Over the last few weeks, I have compared the collections on the 3 paid subscription sites (Ancestry, FindMyPast and MyHeritage) for the Census and Voter lists category for Australia and New Zealand and Canada.

This week I will be starting to look at the Census and Voter lists for the United States.

MyHeritage has 55 collections, and FindMyPast has 52.  FamilySearch has 90.  Ancestry has 377.  To compare the collections held on the 4 sites, I copied the details from each site into an Excel spreadsheet, and added columns for the state or territory, and year.  For the Federal censuses, I put Federal in the State or territory column.  For any collections that covered more than one state, or didn’t specify a state, I left the column blank.

Because Ancestry has so many collections, I will be working on one section at a time, starting with the Federal Census collections.  All four sites have images for these collections.  FamilySearch and FindMyPast are free.

FEDERAL CENSUSES
Collection title Number of records Year Site Comments
 1790 United States

Federal Census

406,419 1790 MyHeritage
US Census 1790 1790 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1790 408,505 1790 FamilySearch
1790 United States Federal Census 419,502 1790 Ancestry
 1800 United States Federal Census 540,435 1800 MyHeritage
US Census 1800 1800 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1800 540,398 1800 FamilySearch
1800 United States Federal Census 542,070 1800 Ancestry
 1810 United States Federal Census 825,999 1810 MyHeritage
US Census 1810 1810 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1810 827,020 1810 FamilySearch
1810 United States Federal Census 830,631 1810 Ancestry
 1820 United States Federal Census 1,225,505 1820 MyHeritage
US Census 1820 1820 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1820 1,226,220 1820 FamilySearch
1820 United States Federal Census 1,239,769 1820 Ancestry
 1830 United States Federal Census 1,824,364 1830 MyHeritage
US Census 1830 1830 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1830 1,824,437 1830 FamilySearch
1830 United States Federal Census 1,828,795 1830 Ancestry
 1840 United States Federal Census 2,566,557 1840 MyHeritage
US Census 1840 1840 FindMyPast
1840 United States Census, Revolutionary War Veterans 1840 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1840 2,566,593 1840 FamilySearch
1840 United States Federal Census 2,585,887 1840 Ancestry
Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1841 195 1841 Ancestry
 1850 United States Federal Census 20,571,627 1850 MyHeritage
 1850 United States Federal Census (Slave Schedule) 3,178,264 1850 MyHeritage
 1850 United States Federal Census (Mortality Schedule) 241,424 1850 MyHeritage
US Census 1850 1850 FindMyPast
US Census 1850 Mortality Schedule 1850 FindMyPast
US Census 1850 Slave Schedule 1850 FindMyPast
United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850 257,789 1850 FamilySearch The 1850 Mortality Schedule is included in the U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 collection at Ancestry
United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 3,205,407 1850 FamilySearch
United States Census, 1850 20,224,571 1850 FamilySearch
1850 United States Federal Census 20,053,649 1850 Ancestry
1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules 3,193,212 1850 Ancestry
 1860 United States Federal Census 27,120,064 1860 MyHeritage
US Census 1860 1860 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1860 27,150,731 1860 FamilySearch
1860 United States Federal Census 27,493,972 1860 Ancestry
1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules 3,859,287 1860 Ancestry
 1870 United States Federal Census 40,383,628 1870 MyHeritage
US Census 1870 1870 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1870 40,350,669 1870 FamilySearch
1870 United States Federal Census 40,405,477 1870 Ancestry
 1880 United States Federal Census 50,473,326 1880 MyHeritage
US Census 1880 1880 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1880 50,471,461 1880 FamilySearch
1880 United States Federal Census 50,480,843 1880 Ancestry
U.S. Federal Census – 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes 325,492 1880 Ancestry
 1890 United States Federal Census 6,304 1890 MyHeritage
US Census 1890 1890 FindMyPast
1890 U.S. Census, Civil War Union Veterans and Widows 1890 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1890 6,285 1890 FamilySearch
1890 Veterans Schedules 881,002 1890 Ancestry
1890 United States Federal Census Fragment 6,304 1890 Ancestry
 1900 United States Federal Census 76,460,854 1900 MyHeritage
US Census 1900 1900 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1900 76,479,144 1900 FamilySearch
1900 United States Federal Census 77,277,539 1900 Ancestry
 1910 United States Federal Census 92,639,466 1910 MyHeritage
US Census 1910 1910 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1910 93,758,701 1910 FamilySearch
1910 United States Federal Census 93,627,758 1910 Ancestry
 1920 United States Federal Census 107,445,111 1920 MyHeritage
US Census 1920 1920 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1920 107,660,168 1920 FamilySearch
1920 United States Federal Census 107,684,890 1920 Ancestry
 1930 United States Federal Census 125,150,767 1930 MyHeritage
US Census 1930 1930 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1930 125,180,397 1930 FamilySearch
1930 United States Federal Census 124,964,073 1930 Ancestry
1940 United States Federal Census 134,437,340 1940 MyHeritage
US Census 1940 1940 FindMyPast
United States Census, 1940 134,867,561 1940 FamilySearch
1940 United States Federal Census 134,484,648 1940 Ancestry
U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 5,884,130 1850-1880 Ancestry
U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880 492,925 1850-1880 Ancestry
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 1,607,736 1850-1885 Ancestry

All 4 sites have similar collections, but Ancestry has a couple of additional collections that the other sites don’t have.

This list doesn’t display very well on my blog, so I have set up an Excel spreadsheet that you can download.

US Federal Censuses

Featured image created using an image from
Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/search/grand-canyon?photo=JEq_2UJoTtg Photo byJad Limcaco) and Microsoft PowerPoint

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