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Federal Records - Censuses


New Jersey's earliest federal census schedules (1790-1820) have not survived, with the exception of the 1820 Manufacturer's Schedule. Also, only the Civil War Veterans Schedule and a few census takers' worksheets survive for the 1890 Census.

Federal census records are subject to a 72-year privacy restriction. The 1930 schedule is the most recent federal census open for public research.

New Jersey also conducted its own decennial state census from 1855-1915. Pre-1885 state censuses are incomplete, and no state census is fully indexed. Consult the Secretary of State page linked below for further information on state censuses.

Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about the State Archives' accessioning guidelines.


See also: Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
United States Census Bureau
1820 Federal Census - Manufacturer's Schedule for New Jersey
Control #:
FCE00001
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1830 Federal Census for New Jersey
Control #:
FCE00002
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1840 Federal Census for New Jersey
Control #:
FCE00003
Format:
2.25 c.f. (5 vols.); 16 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Original records include only copies of the published compendium and statistics.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1850 Federal Census for New Jersey
Control #:
FCE00004
Format:
22 c.f. (22 vols.); 30 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1860 Federal Census for New Jersey
Control #:
FCE00005
Format:
29 c.f. (29 vols.); 35 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1870 Federal Census for New Jersey
Control #:
FCE00006
Format:
29.25 c.f. (30 vols.); 48 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1880 Federal Census for New Jersey and Soundex
Control #:
FCE00007
Format:
9 c.f. (9 vols.); 95 reels (46 reels 35-mm, 49 reels 16-mm)
Notes:
Originals include special schedules only. The schedule of "Defective and Delinquent Persons" was never microfilmed.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1890 Federal Census for New Jersey (including Civil War Veterans Schedule)
Control #:
FCE00008
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Other than the Civil War Veterans Schedule, only a few census takers' worksheets survive for New Jersey.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1900 Federal Census for New Jersey and Soundex
Control #:
FCE00009
Format:
250 reels (46 reels 35-mm, 204 reels 16-mm)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1910 Federal Census for New Jersey
Control #:
FCE00010
Format:
47 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1920 Federal Census for New Jersey and Soundex
Control #:
FCE00011
Format:
312 reels (59 reels 35-mm, 253 reels 16-mm)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
United States Census Bureau
1930 Federal Census for New Jersey
Control #:
FCE00012
Format:
84 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
Click here!


Related records:


Series:
Essex County
Clerk's Office
1880 Federal Census Schedules for Essex County
Control #:
CESCL023
Format:
3 c.f. (10 vols.)
Arrangement:
By municipality
Notes:
Volume 10 was missing at the time of accession. Another copy of this schedule is available on film with federal the census reels.

Series:
Essex County
Clerk's Office
1850 Federal Census Schedules for Essex County
Control #:
CESCL025
Format:
1 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
By municipality
Notes:
Another copy of this schedule is available on film with the federal census reels.

Series:
Essex County
Clerk's Office
1870 Federal Census Schedule, 10th Ward, City of Newark
Control #:
CESCL027
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Another copy of this schedule is available on film with the federal census reels.

Series:
Ocean County
Clerk's Office
1880 Census Report for Ocean County
Control #:
COCCL001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By municip., then alpha.
Notes:
Reel filed with census special schedules.

Series:
Passaic County
Clerk's Office
1860 Federal Census Schedule for Passaic County
Control #:
CPACL002
Format:
0.4 c.f. (1 vol.)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 96.9 c.f. of paper records and 930 reels of microfilm ~


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This page last updated 05/17/2006