1810 US POPULATION CENSUS
Transcribed by and property of Don Rubarts
The census transcription
files are in Excel. Microsoft provides a free
Excel Viewer 2003 that you will need to download if you do not
have Excel, Access or another compatible program on your computer.
Family Tree Magazine provides a number of
forms for genealogical use,
including one for recording 1800-1810 census data.
Fayette County KY 1810 Census Index
The 1810 census was begun on 6 August 1810. The count was due within
nine months, but the due date was extended by law to ten months.
Enumerator Questions Asked in
the 1810 Census
Name of family head; number of free white males and females in age
categories: 0 to 10, 10 to 16, 16 to 26, 26 to 45, 45 and older; number
of other free persons except Indians not taxed; number of slaves; and
town or district and county of residence.
Research Tips for the 1810
The 1810 census records are useful in identifying the locality to be
searched for other types of records for a named individual. The 1810
census will, in most cases, help distinguish the target family from
others of the same name; help to determine family size; locate possible
relatives with the same name; identify immediate neighbors who may be
related; identify slaveholders; and spot spelling variations of
surnames. Free men “of color” are named as heads of household. Slaves
appear in age groupings by name of owner. By combining those age
groupings with probate inventories and tax list data, it is sometimes
possible to determine names of other family members and the birth order
of those individuals. Manufacturing schedules are scattered among the
1810 population schedules.
From “Research in Census
Records,” by Loretto D. Szucs in The Source: A Guidebook of American
Genealogy, edited by Loretto D. Szucs and Sandra H. Luebking.
to Fayette County Genealogy and History