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Censuses

The Census records on microfilm listed here are current holdings of the

Jones Memorial Library.

US CENSUSES

VIRGINIA: 1790-1880; 1900-1920, 1930;
& Soundex for 1880, 1900

WEST VIRGINIA: 1870-1920

KENTUCKY: 1850

MARYLAND: 1850

 

INDEXES TO US CENSUSES

VIRGINIA: All Counties: 1790, 1810-1870
Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Nelson Cos.: 1880 & 1900
City of Lynchburg: 1880, 1900, & 1910

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: 1860

KENTUCKY: 1790, 1800, 1820, 1850 & 1870

MARYLAND: 1850 & 1860

NORTH CAROLINA: 1790, 1860, & 1870

OHIO: 1820 & 1840

PENNSYLVANIA: 1790 & 1800

SOUTH CAROLINA: 1790 & 1800

TENNESSEE: 1820

WEST VIRGINIA: 1860 & 1870

The U.S. has taken a census of its population every ten years since 1790. The most recent census available to us at present is the 1940 census, due to a 72-year privacy restriction. While the questions in U.S. census records varied from year to year and in state censuses, from state to state, you can find information like names of other household members, ages, birthplaces, residence, occupation, immigration and citizenship details, marriage information, military service and more.

The Jones Memorial Library provides access to Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest.  Both services provide digital images of the original census page, as well as, an every-name index. These two services are library editions and must be used in the library.  We have four computers available for public use. The library charges twenty-five cents per printed copy.