Censuses - Macoupin County IL

Macoupin County IL

1830 Federal
1830 Alpha Index
1840 Federal
1840 Alpha Index
1850 Transcription by L. Bradley
With Full Name Index
1860 Transcription by L. Bradley
In Alpha Order
1860 Mortality Schedule
1900 Brighton Twp - USGenWeb
Macoupin Censuses
Lookup Volunteer

1880 Lookup Volunteer
Carlinville Public Library
All available Macoupin County
censuses on microfilm
State Archives Census Research
Census Online Sites IL Census Lookup Maillist Nonpopulation Schedules -
what are they
Cyndi's List - US Census sites

What is in a census.

Illinois State Archives Research:
Illinois State Censuses were taken for some or all counties in IL.
Guidelines for research at the Illinois State Archives.
Illinois State Archives Census Records Group

Census Online Sites - Many online censuses from all over the United States:
Censuses online at the USGenWeb Archives Census Project
Censuses online at the USGenWeb Census Project

Enumerator instructions for the 1850 thru 1950 censuses at the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota site

Deciphering Occupation Codes Appended to the 1930 Census in One Step

1940 Census Form and 1940 Census Questions

Epidemics - types and years


From Tom Bunt:
I just read in the July/August issue of the "National Genealogy Society Newsletter" an article by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens, Director of NGS called "The Nonpopulation Census Schedules: Part 1, Agriculture and Manufacturing Schedules."

Here's the essence:

For the years 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 there's an additional schedule of information about farms: name of owner, manager, acres, cash value, horses, cows, mules, etc. The amount of oats, tobacco, cotton, etc. produced. (In 1850 farms that produced less than $100 worth of products were not included.)

For 1820, 1850, and 1860 the manufacturing schedule reported the type of business or product, amount of capital, value of raw materials, etc. (Manufacturing operations producing less than $500 worth of goods were not included.)

So, if your ancestor was on a farm, you can find out what they grew, how much, if they were making any money (or why they moved from the acres that didn't grow anything).

The census is available from American Genealogical Library or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints or the National Archives, etc.

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