1790 United States Federal Census

1790 United States Federal Census

The first census began more than a year after the inauguration of President Washington and shortly before the second session of the first Congress ended. Congress assigned responsibility for the 1790 census to the marshals of the U.S. judicial districts under an act which, with minor modifications and extensions, governed census taking through 1840. Congress assigned responsibility for the 1790 census to the marshals of United States judicial districts under an act which, with minor modifications and extensions, governed census taking through 1840.

Under the general direction of Thomas Jefferson, the Secretary of State, marshals took the census in the original 13 States, plus the districts of Kentucky, Maine, and Vermont, and the Southwest Territory (Tennessee).

Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson expressed skepticism over the final count, expecting a number that exceeded the 3.9 million inhabitants counted in the census.

1st Population Census of the United States – 1790

Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850

Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850

This database contains more than 3 million marriages in Ohio between 1970 and 2007.The majority of the tax records in this collection are for the years 1816 through 1838. Currently this collection is 17% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed. The records from 1971 aren’t included because they aren’t available from the Ohio Office of Vital Statistics.

About Ohio, Tax Records, 1800-1850

This collection includes tax records from Ohio.

Title “Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850,” database, FamilySearch.org
Short Title Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850
Source ID S940
Linked to David WINDER


California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

California Genealogical Society and Library. The California Genealogical Society, organized in San Francisco on February 12, 1898, is one of the premier genealogical resources in Northern California. The Library is rich in genealogy reference materials, both standard and unique, covering people and places in California and the rest of the country.

California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

Name index of death index created by the California Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Section in Sacramento. Index includes name, sex, date and place of birth, date and county of death, father’s last name, and mother’s maiden name.

Content in the registers varies some from county to county and year to year. Earlier registers may list only

  • name
  • age
  • nativity (state or country)
  • occupation
  • local residence
  • naturalization details (some counties)

However, the lists grew more detailed as time went on, and in later registers you may find:

  • name
  • occupation
  • age
  • height
  • complexion
  • color of eyes
  • color of hair
  • visible marks or scars
  • country of nativity
  • place of residence
  • date, place, and court of naturalization
  • date of voter registration
  • post office address
  • able to read Constitution
  • able to write name
  • able to mark ballot
  • nature of disability
  • transferred from different voting precinct

Homestead Records – Broken Bow, Nebraska

These are images of the original land entry case files from the Records of the Bureau of Land Management for Nebraska’s Broken Bow Land Office, 1890-1908.

Homestead Records – Broken Bow, Nebraska

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Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920

Wyoming began recording births and deaths in 1909. Very few birth and death records were kept on the county level prior to that time. Most of the early births filed at the state office are delayed birth registrations. When specifics are not known, the officials at the State Department of Health can check the alphabetical index for a desired entry, but an hourly fee will be charged.


Source Wyoming Marriages, 1877-1920
Place Wyoming, United States
Year range 1877 – 1920
Subject Vital records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Publisher FamilySearch Record Search
References / Cites Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
Wyoming, United States. Wyoming Marriages, 1877-1920. (FamilySearch Record Search).

Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920

Name index to marriage records from the state of Wyoming. This set contains 14,070 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.