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Census Research: 1790 Census

Exploring the United States Census

Electronic Census Guides

1790-1890 Federal Population Censuses Catalog of NARA Microfilm
See also General Information. From The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Guide to the Content of Federal Decennial Census

Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States,
General Information leaflet No. 17. From NARA.

Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840. From NARA.

Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses From 1790 to 2000. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

Population and Housing Items on the General Census Schedules 1790-2000
Compiled by Grace York, University of Michigan Library, March 2002. Download requires Microsoft Excel.

Resources at Area Libraries

Chicago Public Library


The National Archives Great Lakes Regional Archives


The Newberry Library


Northwestern University

  • For related holdings, search NUcat for the following Subject Heading: "United States--Census, 1st, 1790"


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