Ancestry has added Missouri State Censuses to its collection. Missouri conducted several state and territorial censuses. Unfortunately, very few of the schedules have survived. This database contains an index to, with corresponding images of, several of the remaining schedules. Including about a fifth of Missouri’s counties, the 1876 census is the largest set of the records. The following is a list of the counties and years covered in this database.
- 1844: Callaway
- 1856: Audrain
- 1857-1858: St. Louis
- 1868-1869: Cape Girardeau, Franklin
- 1873: Cole (Jefferson City)
- 1876: Atchison, Benton, Butler, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cass, Christian, Daviess, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Holt, Howard, Madison, McDonald, Moniteau, Montgomery, Osage, Perry, Phelps, Reynolds, Ripley, St Francois, Stone, Texas, Webster, Worth
- 1880: Cass (Big Creek, Pleasant Hill, City of Pleasant Hill)
- 1881: Reynolds (these records are actually land list assessment records)
Information contained in this index includes:
- County of enumeration
- Marital status
- Birth location (1857 only)
Be sure to check the image for additional information. The 1876 census recorded ages in categories according to race, gender, and age-span. Sections were also available to indicate whether a person was deaf and dumb, blind, or insane. In addition, information regarding people’s live stock and agricultural products was recorded. Click here to search the Missouri State Censuses.