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Census Abstracts

Blank census abstacts are convenient for figuring out what you can learn from different censuses and recording information. To view these abstracts, you must have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader installed. Don't have Acrobat Reader? Download it for free from Adobe's website or view images of the census forms.

To learn more about what you can discover in each census, check out the how-to article, Every Ten Years: Key to the United States Census, 1790-1930.

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1800 Census 1850 Census 1900 Census
1810 Census 1860 Census 1910 Census
1820 Census 1870 Census 1920 Census
1830 Census 1880 Census 1930 Census

Form Letters

Want to request information from an archive in Germany but don't want to look up every word in the dictionary? With fill-in-the-blank form letters, contacting institutions and family members in other countries is easier than ever. To use these letters, just copy the text into a word processing program and fill in the blanks with your information.

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