Search The 1810 U.S. Census & Trace Your Ancestors
The 1810 Census was the third U.S. census and the largest census conducted by the Census Bureau to date. With data collected from 17 states, the 1810 Census provides a snapshot of the American population. Trace your ancestors using the Federal 1810 Census records.
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1810 Census Records Online
Censuses offer a window into the pasts of your ancestors. The practice of taking a census on a nationwide basis dates back to 1790. With some exceptions, this information has been well-preserved.
GenealogyBank provides 1810 census records online in digital form, enabling you to unveil your family’s history.
Jump into your family history and search the 1810 census with just a few clicks. If you’re ready to construct your family tree, the 1810 census database has the information you need.
1810 Census Records Online
Federal censuses have been taken since 1790. The most recent publicly available census is 1810. A long history of census records means that the family researcher has a wealth of information to work from.
For acquiring basic information about your family and where they lived, the 1810 Federal census is an excellent place to start.
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- Names – Look up the names of your ancestors and who they were married to. This can help to trace your ancestors as they move across the country, as well as uncovering ancestors you never knew about.
- Birthplaces – Is your family on the move? United States census records 1810 provide information on birthplaces and may even offer insights into where a person’s parents were born.
- Relatives – The 1810 US census includes information on everyone who resided within a household. Relatives like grandparents, cousins, and even adopted children may appear on a census.
- Immigration – Find out more about your heritage with the1810 census searchable database. These documents shed light on your ancestors’ immigration and naturalization history.
- Neighborhood Makeup – The United States census 1810 can help to build up a picture of where your ancestors lived and the type of neighborhood it was.
To create a picture of your family tree and uncover a launchpad for further research, perform a GenealogyBank 1810 census search now.
How to Search the United States Census 1810
Begin your search for an ancestor within the annals of the 1810 US census. With the help of GenealogyBank, you can traverse centuries of US history within a matter of seconds. The first step is to choose an ancestor to search for. With GenealogyBank, all you need to do is enter your ancestor’s first and last names. You’ll instantly see census results for your specific census.
However, for a successful 1810 census search you need to narrow down your results. Follow these steps to get more accurate results.
Step One – Enter the full name of your ancestor, including any middle names or initials they might have.
Step Two – Include some keywords, such as the location your ancestor lived in. For earlier censuses, you can add the state in which they lived, but the more information you have, the better.
Step Three – Exclude certain keywords if you know specific pieces of information don’t apply to your ancestor.
Step Four – Change the search order of your census results. GenealogyBank allows you to filter your results. This is especially important if you have less information on your ancestor, or they had a common last name.
Tips for a Successful 1810 Census Search
There is an art to extracting the most information from 1810 census records online. Census records vary in their accuracy. As a result, when you search the 1810 Federal census, implement these tips for a successful search. Read More
Here are some advanced tips for a 1810 census search by name:
- Search individually for each ancestor. Census records may differ between people even in the same household. This could yield additional important information.
- Search for common misspellings or even common nicknames. Old censuses often lacked accuracy, particularly if your ancestors were illiterate.
- Look up entries for the neighbors of your ancestors. It can shed light on the migratory heritage of your family.
Finally, make sure you use any census records you find as a platform for further research.
The Value of Our 1810 Census Database
Our census database has been fully digitized with the original records direct from the United States Census Bureau.
You have access to millions of census records at your fingertips. There’s no easier way to build your family tree and construct the history of this great nation and the role your ancestors played in it.
GenealogyBank records cover more than 330 years of US history. In a world where official records were few and people slipped into the mists of time, censuses are the one constant. Since 1790, a census has been taken every ten years. With some notable exceptions, the vast majority of records have survived up until the present day. Go back to the beginning of the American Experiment. Using the US census records should be your initial starting point for family research. They contain valuable information that can help you complete your genealogy project.
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1810 Census Facts
- Census Population: 7,239,881 - a 36.4% increase since the 1800 census
- 1,191,362 of which were slaves
- Census Date: August 1810
- Census Date Released: 1902
- Number of States Participating: 17
- US Territories Participated: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Orleans
- Data Lost: District of Columbia, Georgia, New Jersey, Tennessee, and the Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Louisiana territories.
- Partially lost data: the Illinois Territory and Tennessee
1810 Census Questions Asked
- Name of head of household
- Number of free White males and females within specific age ranges
- Number of other free persons, except Indians, not taxed
- Name of Slave Owner
- Number of slaves
- District or Town, County of residence
Notable Events Between 1800-1810:
- 1803 - the U.S. expanded with the “Louisiana Purchase”
- 1803 - Ohio admitted as the 17th state
- 1804 - New Jersey was the last northern state to abolish slavery
- 1804 - Alexander Hamilton died in a duel against Aaron Burr
- 1805- the Michigan territory was established
- 1805 - the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Pacific Ocean
- 1809 - the Illinois territory was established
The 1810 Census helps you fill the gaps within your family tree and learn more details about your individual family members. Combine Federal Census data with our newspaper archives to uncover the intimate stories of your ancestor’s daily lives. Learn about the people behind the names - who they were and how they shaped your family heritage.