1850 U.S. Federal Population Census Index

The 1850 U.S. Federal Population Census is a massive archive that contains a wealth of information on individuals who lived in the United States at the time the census was taken. With 20,563,954 individual records contained within this index, it is considered one of the larger collections on file to date. The census records within this collection are now stored at the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org. More information is available regarding the 1850 U.S. Federal Population Census by visiting the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org website.

Information Available in the 1850 U.S. Federal Population Census

The 1850 U.S. Federal Population Census index includes many more vital statistics than census records archived from previous years. These records include a full name, age and gender of each individual, a place of residence at the time of the census, and other people living in the household at the time. When available, records also provide a year and place of birth for the individual.

About the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org

The records of the 1850 U.S. Federal Population Census are held by the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org at:

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Each census record in the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org features an assigned number from the Genealogical Society, as well as specific file and microfilm locations for the fastest, most accurate retrieval process possible.

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