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Census population schedules (or "name schedules" or "manuscript census") are copies of the original questionnaires collected during each decennial census. They list the individual names and family information of the people enumerated.
Unlike the statistics published soon after the census, the population schedules remain confidential for 72 years. 1940 is the most recent population schedule available.
This database includes census records from 1790-1940.
National Archives partners
Federal census records have been digitized by several of NARA's partners, such as Ancestry.com. This webpage provides links to those partner sites and related resources for 1790-1940 censuses.