If you are in search of someone who was living in the United States in 1860, the 1860 U.S. Federal Population Census is a good place to start. With 27,119,970 individual records in its massive archive, this collection provides information necessary to begin a more in depth search for family members and others. The census archive documents individual who lived in any of the states at the time the census was taken and is currently stored at the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org. Find out more about what is included in the 1860 U.S. Federal Population Census by visiting the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org website.
The 1860 U.S. Federal Population Census index includes an array of information on individuals living in the U.S. during 1860, including a full name, age and gender, as well as a place of residence at the time of the census. Others living in the home at the time are also listed. When available, census records also include a birth date and location.
The records of the 1860 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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For easier retrieval from this enormous index, the National Archives, courtesy of FamilySearch.org, features the page and publication number where individual documents are located. Copies of files are available at a National Archives office or online.
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