1930 is the last available searchable census at this time.
1940 census has been released but it will take several months before the transcription is completed.
Facts you should know about the early census records - All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township NO street address was stated NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc… NO occupation was stated NO parental birthplaces are stated NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted” Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children” Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces +++
marriage record - Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 about Jane Thrasher Groom Name: Nimrod Smith Bride Name: Jane Thrasher Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1836 County: Hampshire State: Virginia
Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 about Salley Hodge Groom Name: Nimrod Smith Bride Name: Salley Hodge Marriage Date: 7 Apr 1807 County: Giles State: Virginia
1850 - Name: Nimrod Smith Age: 49 Birth Year: abt 1801 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1850: District 30, Lewis, Virginia Gender: Male
Nimrod Smith 49, VA - farmer Jane Smith 36, VA Enoch Smith 16, VA Van busen Smith 12, VA Nancy A E Smith 11, VA Susan P Smith 10, VA
1840 - format of early census records Name: Normand Smith [Nimrod Smith][only Nimrod Smith in VA] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Lewis, Virginia Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 3 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 9 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 11 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11