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Free Online Census - Records & Lookups

Find your ancestors in the U.S. census with these free online census records and images, census indexes and databases, and census lookup volunteers.

Family Search - Free Census Indexes & Images
Free access to all U.S. census records from 1790 through 1930, most with digitized images, is available in the Historical Records collection of FamilySearch.org. To search each census directly, browse by location and then scroll down to "United States." Learn more here on where and how to access free genealogy records at FamilySearch.

Free U.S. Census Extraction Forms
Free interactive U.S. federal census extraction forms can be completed online right in your browser and then saved locally to your computer or printed.

African American Census Schedules Online
Afrigeneas maintains a wonderful list of links to online census data with clues for African American researchers, including lists of Free Persons of Color, Mortality Schedules, Slave Schedules, etc.

Census Finder
While this site does contain many links to paid subscription databases at Ancestry.com, there are also thousands of useful links to free census records on the Web.

Census Links
Part of Christines Genealogy Websites, this list of online census links, organized by country, includes thousands of links to free online census records.

Census Online - Links to Online Census Records
Lists of links to free online census records organized by state. Mark Reed does an excellent job of keeping this database up-to-date!

Genealogy CD List
Browse this list to find volunteers willing to do lookups on hundreds of CDs containing genealogical information, including many census CDs.

USGenWeb Census Project
Free census records are available online through this all-volunteer census transcription project. Search by surname or by state (or both).

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