Location: Microfilm HA 471.5
The library has Missouri census records, often referred to as
population schedules, on microfilm for the years
1920, and 1930.
* Most of the 1890 Census records, including
Schedule 11 for Missouri, were destroyed by fire around the turn of
the century. There was a Special Schedule that year that was
not destroyed and this is used as a substitute for Schedule 11
(Special Schedule Enumerating the Union Veterans and Widows of Union
Veterans of the Civil War). The Library has the Enumerator's
Schedule 11 for all other years.
Records from 1940 through 2000 have not been
released for public use. Persons meeting certain criteria may
apply for a search of these census records using Form BC-600
"Application for Search of Census Records." There is a fee for
the search and for a complete schedule. See the
Bureau age search Web site for a form and
more information. 1940 population schedules are due to be released
Missouri state censuses were taken 1814, 1817,
1819, 1821, 1824 and each four years through 1868, and also in 1876.
State Historical Society - Missouri and Records Management and
Archives Service, 600 W. Main, Jefferson City, MO 65101, have film
of the few records extant.
The library also has census records of the first census of the
United States taken in the year
Virginia. These records are available in
print in the General Collection.
How to search the
collection: Reels for the Missouri census are filed
according to the census year. All of the Missouri census records
are cataloged in
Truman's Library Catalog
and can be searched by title, subject, and keyword, including county
name. Specific counties are listed on each reel for ease
in locating the required information.
National Archives and Records Administration - Genealogy
For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out
Time Period: 19th Century 20th Century
Subject keywords: U. S. History
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