Census Records

1940 Census Poster image
Go to ACGSI 1940 Census Names Index
60,000 of 155,000 names recorded since April 2, 2012 have links to census images

12 minute video on U.S. Census Records 1790-1930
U.S. National Archives has a YouTube channel

These are Free online census records

1790 - 1930 Federal Census FREE online at Internet Archive below scanned from our local Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. They don't have an index, but they are scrollable from beginning to end of the original microfilm so is much easier to survey neighbors and neighborhoods. Try using with the Steve Morse search tool below.

1790-1930 blank Census forms - easily read what was requested on the original forms, print and fill in as needed free on Ancestry.com

1790 - 1930 Federal Census Search by Steve Morse searches by name, age, parents, geographic region, etc. - subscription is needed, but will show name is in the census.

1790-1890 Federal Population Censuses Catalog of NARA (National Archives Records Administration) Microfilm

Northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio census data from May 20, 2012 from The Journal Gazette newspaper "jgdata.net" census demographics for area localities.

More than half a million people call northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio home. Of the more than 100 cities and towns in the 13 counties surrounding Fort Wayne, nearly half of them have fewer than 1,000 residents. The town of Hoagland in Allen County is the richest, while nearly half of Ligonier households in Noble County have children, the highest rate in the region.

Allen County African-American Census 1840-1900 At the Allen County Public Library. Browse by census year for African-American census information including name, occupation, and township.

Census Resources for Genealogists - general information and maps for each census

How to Use NARA's Census Microfilm Catalogs

Indiana Census on FamilySearch - links to individual years are organized below by year

National Archives Census Resources and Links - information on every census since 1790 to the present

Indiana Census on FamilySearch Wiki

Popular Science Magazine online Census Search Results

United States Federal Census Pathfinder - ebook lists many census resources by Michael Hiat CG

USGenWeb - Allen County, Indiana Federal Census Index - 1830, 1840 complete - rest is a work in progress

USGenWeb Census Indiana Links - Territory in 1800, State in 1816

When the Census Taker Gets it Wrong from the FamilySearch blog December 19, 2012

 

ACGSI.org Census Pages

Jump to Federal Census Records stored on Internet Archive or FamilySearch
Internet Archive pdf copy is the entire census roll!
FamilySearch Indexes Go to Their Census Copies!
1940, 1930, 1920, 1910, 1900, 1890, 1880, 1870, 1860, 1850, 1840, 1830, 1820


10 minute 1940 Federal Census enumerator training video
One of over 850 videos on the National Archives YouTube Channel

3 minute National Archive video from 1940 Census Official Website

1940 Federal Census Information

16th census is now the first digital census available online from the National Archives without an index

1940 Census YouTube Videos

Fort Wayne, Waynedale and Allen County Enumeration District Image Maps

series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00048 -  Fort Wayne - Washington and Wayne Townships
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00049 -  Fort Wayne - Adams, St. Joseph, and Washington Townships
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00050 -  Fort Wayne - Third St south to Southern Street in Wayne Township
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00051 -  Fort Wayne - Superior St south to Paulding Road in Adams and Wayne Townships
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00052 -  Fort Wayne - Taylor St south to Gerke Avenue in Wayne Township
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00053 -  Fort Wayne - Wallace St south to Paulding Road including Court House area blownup inAdams and Wayne Townships

series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00054  - Waynedale - includes northwestern edge
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00055  - Waynedale - includes northwestern edge
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00056  - Waynedale - excludes northwestern edge
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00057  - Waynedale - excludes northwestern edge

series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00058  - Allen County - Aboite, Eel River, Lafayette, Lake, Perry, Pleasant, Washington, Wayne Townships
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00059  - Allen County - Adams, Cedar Creek, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marion, Maumee, Milan, Monroe, Scipio, Springfield, St. Joseph Townships
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00060  -  Allen County - Aboite, Lafayette, Lake, Pleasant, Washington, Wayne Townships
series A3378 roll 00017 frame 00061  -  Allen County - Adams, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marion, Maumee, Milan, Monroe, St. Joseph Townships

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1790-1930 Federal Census microfilm was provided by
The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana,
then posted online by Internet Archive.
Multi hundred pages load slowly and keyword search doesn't find anything!

1930 Federal Census

FamilySearch Index for 1930 gives the individual details, but contains no images

Use with Steve Morse Census Search Tool

Internet Archive - 15th census, population, 1930. [microform] (Volume Reel 574. Adams EDs 1-1 to 1-6, 1-17, 1-7, 1-20, 1-8 to 1-16, 1-18, 1-19, 1-21, Brown EDs 7-1 to 7-6, Allen, Fort Wayne City EDs 2-1 to 2-17) - United States. Bureau of the Census. Microfilm copy of original data as collected by the Census Bureau.

Internet Archive - 15th census, population, 1930. [microform] (Volume Reel 575. Allen, Fort Wayne City EDs 2-18 to 2-23, 2-76, 2-24 to 2-27, 2-77, 2-28, 2-78, 2-29, 2-79, 2-30, 2-80, 2-41 to 2-46) - United States. Bureau of the Census
Microfilm copy of original data as collected by the Census Bureau.

Internet Archive - 15th census, population, 1930. [microform] (Volume Reel 576. Allen, Fort Wayne City EDs 2-31, 2-34, 2-32 to 2-33, 2-35 to 240, 2-47, 2-81, 2-48, 2-82, 2-49 to 2-66) - United States. Bureau of the Census. Microfilm copy of original data as collected by the Census Bureau.

1920 Federal Census

FamilySearch Index for 1920 gives the individual details, but requires a restricted logon to see image

Internet Archive - 14th census of population, 1920. [microform] (Volume Reel 421 - 1920 Indiana Federal Population schedules - Allen Co. (EDs 32-38, 52-55, 69-74, 39-46, 64-68, and 82-88).) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

Internet Archive - 14th census of population, 1920. [microform] (Volume Reel 422 - 1920 Indiana Federal Population schedules - Allen Co. (EDs 56-63, 75-81, and 23-25) and Bartholomew Co. (EDs 1-22).) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

Internet Archive -14th census of population, 1920. [microform] (Volume Reel 420 - 1920 Indiana Federal Population schedules - Adams Co. (EDs 1-19) and Allen Co. (EDs 1-22, 26-31, and 47-51).) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

1910 Federal Census

FamilySearch Index for 1910 gives the individual details, but requires a restricted logon to see image

Internet Archive - 13th census, 1910 [microform] : population : Indiana (Volume Reel 338 - 1910 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Adams and Allen (ED's 1-27, 29, 30) Counties.) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

Internet Archive - 13th census, 1910 [microform] : population : Indiana (Volume Reel 339 - 1910 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Allen (ED's 28, 31-69) County.) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

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1900 Federal Census

FamilySearch Index for 1900 goes to their Free census images

Internet Archive - 12th census of population, 1900 [microform] : Indiana (Volume Reel 357 - 1900 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Adams and Allen (part: EDs 1-7) Counties) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

Internet Archive - 12th census of population, 1900 [microform] : Indiana (Volume Reel 358 - 1900 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Allen County (cont'd: EDs 8-36 and ED 37, sheets 1-3)) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

Internet Archive - 12th census of population, 1900 [microform] : Indiana (Volume Reel 359 - 1900 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Allen (cont'd: ED 37, sheet 4-end) and Bartholomew Counties) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

1890 Federal Census

National Archives discusses the 1890 Census

Surviving fragments Not yet available on Internet Archive.

"First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census, Part 1 by Kellee Blake and Part 2 from Spring 1996 National Archives Prologue Magazine now on their Genealogy Notes blog.

1880 Federal Census

FamilySearch Index for 1880 gives the individual details, but has no images or links. A second FamilySearch 1880 Census Index linked to Ancestry.com Census requires a paid subscription or use 14 day Free Trial. Results give page number so should be able to find on the Free Internet Archive copy below

Internet Archive - 10th census, 1880, Indiana [microform] (Volume Reel 0264 - 1880 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Adams (cont'd: ED 135, sheet 1 l-end) and Allen (part: EDs 1-118, sheet 38) Counties) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

Internet Archive - 10th census, 1880, Indiana [microform] (Volume Reel 0265 - 1880 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Allen (cont'd: ED 118, sheet 39-end) and Bartholomew (part: EDs 1-6, sheet 6) Counties) - United States. Bureau of the Census.

1870 Federal Census

FamilySearch Index for 1870 goes to their Free census images

Internet Archive - Population schedules of the ninth census of the United States, 1870, Indiana [microform] (Volume Reel 0297 - 1870 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Allen County (part)) - United States. Bureau of the Census 296. Adams County -- reel 297. Allen County (part) -- reel 298. Allen County (part) -- reel 299. Bartholomew, Benton Counties

Internet Archive - Population schedules of the ninth census of the United States, 1870, Indiana [microform] (Volume Reel 0298 - 1870 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Allen County (part)) - United States. Bureau of the Census 296. Adams County -- reel 297. Allen County (part) -- reel 298. Allen County (part) -- reel 299. Bartholomew, Benton Counties...

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1860 Federal Census

FamiySearch Index for 1860 gives the individual details, but links to subscription Fold3 instead of their images

Internet Archive - Population schedules of the eighth census of the United States, 1860, Indiana [microform] (Volume Reel 0243 - 1860 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Allen County) - United States. Bureau of the Census
reel 242. Adams County -- reel 243. Allen County -- reel 244. Bartholomew, Benton Counties

1850 Federal Census

FamilySearch Index for 1850 goes to their Free census images

Internet Archive - Population schedules of the seventh census of the United States, 1850, Indiana [microform] (Volume Reel 0135 - 1850 Indiana Federal Population Census Free Schedules - Adams and Allen Counties) - United States. Bureau of the Census reel 135. Adams, Allen Counties -- reel 136. Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone Counties...

1840 Federal Census

Internet Archive - Population schedules of the sixth census of the United States, 1840, Indiana [microform] (Volume Reel 0074 - 1840 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Adams, Allen, Blackford, Bartholomew, Benton, and Boone Counties) - United States. Bureau of the Census reel 74. Adams, Allen, Blackford, Bartholomew, Benton, Boone Counties...

1830 Federal Census

Internet Archive - Population schedules of the fifth census of the United States, 1830, Indiana [microform] (Volume Reel 0026 - 1830 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Fayette, Lawrence, Gibson, Sullivan, Boone, Vermillion, Hamilton, Rush, Martin, Madison, Allen, Pike, Decatur, St. Joseph, and Elkhart Counties) - United States. Bureau of the Census reel 26. Fayette, Lawrence, Gibson, Sullivan, Boone, Vermillion, Hamilton, Rush, Martin, Madison, Allen...

1820 Federal Census

Allen County, Indiana was NOT formed until April 1, 1824.

FamilySearch 1820 Index will search over 38,000 heads of households in all states. Clicking a name will show additional place and NARA microfilm information. Images not available as of January 9, 2013.

Early Census Loses - William Dollarhide October 29, 2012 article discusses that not all early census are really lost as claimed, but could be misplaced.

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