Use these sheets to record information found in US censuses.


Census Forms

To download a form: Click TEXT or PDF next to the name of the form. Depending on your browser, the form will either open immediately or instruct you to save the file to your hard drive. If you open the text forms directly, you can save them to your hard drive by pulling down your File menu and selecting Save As. You can also print forms by pulling down your File menu and selecting Print.

Census checklist

On this form, note which US censuses you've researched for each ancestor.

1790 Census Worksheet 

1800-1810 Census Worksheet 

1820 Census Worksheet 

1830 Census Worksheet 

1840 Census Worksheet 

1850 Census Worksheet
(includes slave schedule)

1860 Census Worksheet
(includes slave schedule)

1870 Census Worksheet 

1880 Census Worksheet 

1900 Census Worksheet 

1910 Census Worksheet 

1920 Census Worksheet 


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Census records are a key source for tracing your family tree-and our handy Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference puts census-related resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts at your fingertips!
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The Census Secrets CD from Family Tree Magazine has tools and how-to's to help you get past census research obstacles, including quick-reference guides that put census facts at your fingertips and worksheets and checklists to track your finds.
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