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When making a request for a census 'Look up' from 1900-1930, it must either be able to be  found in an index or you need to know approximately where in the county they were located. (ie: "Bartonville")



The years that AL took a State/Territorial census:

1801- 1808 - 1809 - 1810 - 1816 - 1818 - 1820 -

1821 - 1823 - 1832 - 1838 - 1840 - 1850 - 1855 -

1866 - 1875

Alabama was settled prior to and/or became a territory, 3 March
1817. It was admitted as a state, 14 Dec 1819. AL was
actually a Territory for two years. Prior to this time it was
part of the Georgia Territory/State (most of the upper half of the
state) and was also part of the Mississippi Territory.

Georgia became a state, 2 Jan 1788, Mississippi became a
state, 10 Dec 1817.

This publication states that there was a census taken for
Alabama for the years of 1790 and also 1800 by the "parent"
territory. It further states with an asterisk, that part of the census
and/or all of the census for the years of 1810 and 1820 are missing,
which refers to the Federal Census.

Also of note is the fact that the State/Territorial Census was not
taken in all areas/counties of the state. To be noted also are
the continual changing county lines, where applicable.

It list the years of the Federal Mortality Census as:

1850 - 1860 - 1870 - 1880

It is to be noted that it was not taken in all areas/counties, but
does not state which ones were not included. The same holds
true for the State Census as well as the Territorial Census.

Any census available for the state is located at the Alabama
Archives in Montgomery, if available. Same with the census that
was taken for the Agricultural/Manufacturing census as far as I
know. They are also located in research departments of the larger
libraries in some counties.

I hope this helps some of you who have had inquiries  in
regard to the State Census, and also the Mortality Schedules.

Many thanks to Judi Parker


In order to research a census accurately it is helpful to have a reference book or working knowledge of the changing of the Alabama county lines as well as other states.  One such book is:

Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and
William Dollarhide; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1001 N. Calvert St.,
Baltimore, MD 21202; Copyright 1987

Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 87-80143
International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 0-8063-1188-6

Anyone wanting to volunteer for "look ups" would be greatly appreciated. email here

The USGENWEB provides various Census records when they are made available---Look here to see if any of these pertain to your research