Connecticut State Library Guide to Research Topics: Census

We have a comprehensive collection of statistical census information, as well as individual returns related to Connecticut.

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A copy of the actual census is in the Ezra Stiles Miscellaneous Papers, number 299, at the Beinecke Library, Yale University.

A contemporary manuscript copy is at the Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford, CT 06105.

The 1798 tax was the first federal direct tax in the United States. Some lists still exist for Connecticut.

See images of each of the questionnaire's used for the census from the U.S. Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau provides access to digital copies of statistics for the decennial censuses (1790-2010). The Bureau's Factfinder allows you to search for very detailed statistics from recent census years, as well as estimates and projections. The University of Virginia Library's Census Browser includes federal census data from 1790-1960 for all states and counties.

An amazing free family history website! Their "records span billions of names across hundreds of collections--including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more." You can also find a local Family History Center and search the Family History Library catalog.

Read what questions were asked or view images of the forms used for each of the federal censuses on the Census Bureau website. In addition to images of the census forms, Measuring America also contains instructions that accompanied the forms, a history of the census, and censuses from states and territories.

Find the Soundex code for family surnames.

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Bibliography

"A return of the Number of inhabitants in the State of Connecticut, February 1, 1782; and also of the Indians and Negroes." The original manuscript, found in the Trumbull Papers, volume XXIV, document 178, includes totals for each town for the number of males above 50 years of age; males above 16 and under 50; males under 16; females; and "Blacks", i.e., the combined total of "Indians" and "Negroes".

References the 1776 census