Erie County (PA) Genealogy
Census Records


 1790 Federal Census for Pennsylvania - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M637-9 includes Allegheny County, parent county for Erie. A 1907-08 printed schedule for Pennsylvania is on Microfilm #T498-2.

1800 and before Erie County "People Lists" - These are not really a census, but are other lists of people which can be used as "alternative census" such as Tax Schedules and Land Company record books. Names included in these lists are people living in the county and may contain people living in nearby counties also.

"Springfield" Township - Includes western 1/3 of Erie County [EB15]
1800 County Wide Tax List - Includes entire county prior to official county formation. [RT13][11/28/07]
Judah Colt "Day Book" Names - Includes 1798-1799 Land Buyers [BSI01]
1798 "Possible" Census - Listing of probable 1798 residents [BSI02]
Early Waterford Journal - Names from a ledger circa 1800 possibly a company store ledger or the commisary at Fort LeBouef. [BSI23][11/30/07]

1800 Federal Census - Erie County - This census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M32-40 has been transcribed as a part of the USGenWeb Census Project. The listed links are to FTP sites, which sometimes give an indication that the link is "broken". Keep trying and eventually the page loads.

Index [ftp] Census [ftp]
Greenfield Twp Index [part of LS02]  

1810 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M252-48.

Greenfield Township - Index [part of LS02]
1810 Manufacturers Census plus other census information [SS24][New: 3/2/08]

 1820 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M33-102.

Beaver Dam (Greene) Township [BSE01]
Concord Township - Index [BMR01]
Greenfield Township - Index [part of LS02]
LeBoeuf Township [BSE02]
Union Township [BSE03]
Venango Township - Index [BMR02]

 1830 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M19-147.

Amity Township - Index [BMR03]
Beaver Dam (Greene) Township [BSE04]
Concord Township - Index [BMR04]
Greenfield Township - Index [part of LS04]
Venango Township - Index [BMR05]

 1840 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M704-459.

Amity Township - Index [BMR06]
Concord Township - Index [BMR07]
Greenfield Township - Index [part of LS04]
Venango Township - Index - Does not include Wattsburg [BMR08]
Venango Township (Wattsburg only) - Index [BMR09]

1840 Census - Special Schedules - 1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners [BSE05]

 1850 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M432-777 and #M432-778.

Amity Township - Index [BMR10]
Concord Township - Index [BMR11]
Fairview Township - Index - over 400 names! [RB01]
Franklin Township - Index [DH01]
Greenfield Township - Index [part of LS04]
Greenfield Twp missing (from Index) - Some actual census data [LS03]
Washington Township (partial) - Households 111-137 [LD01]
LeBoeuf Township (partial) - Households 176-183. [LD02]
Venango Township - Index - about 275 names [BMR12]
Venango Township (Wattsburg only) - Index [BMR13]

1850 Mortality Schedules

LeBoeuf Township [BSE06]  

 1860 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M653-1107 and #M653-1108.

Amity Township - Index - close to 300 names [BMR14]
Concord Township - Index - over 370 names [BMR15]
Franklin Township - Index [DH02]
Greenfield Township - Index - over 200 names [part of LS04]
Venango Township - Index - about 350 names [BMR16]
Venango Township (Wattsburg only) - Index [BMR17]
Washington Township (partial) - Households 847-877 [LD03]

1860 Mortality Schedules

LeBoeuf Township [BSE07]  

 1870 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M593-1339 and #M593-1341 for the county, and #M593-1340 for the City of Erie.

Washington Township (partial) [KE01]  

1870 Mortality Schedules

Entire County - around 600 names! [BSE08]
LeBoeuf Township (only) [BSE09] Summit Township (only) [BSE10]
Union Township (only) [LE02] Union Borough (only) [LE03]

 1880 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #T9-1127, #T9-1128 and part of #T9-1129. A soundex index for all of PA is listed as #T769.

LeBoeuf Township (Mill Village - partial) - Households 368-377. [LD04]
Institution Extract - "Insane Asylum" [DD01]
Institution Extract - St. Joseph's Orphanage [LG01]
Institution Extract - House for the Friendless [DD02]

1890 Special Schedules of Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #M123-89 for Erie County, plus Butler, Crawford, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties.

LeBoeuf Township [BSE11] Naval (on USS Michigan) [DD03]
Summit Township [BSE12] County Almshouse [BSE15]
Albion Borough [BSE13] Washington Township [BSE16]
Springfield Township [BSE14] Union City Borough [LE04]
  Union Township [LE05]

Pre-1900 Directories - Census Alternatives

1859 Erie County Directory [SHC01]
1876 Conneaut Township Business Directory [AP05]
1859-60 Fairview Township Business Directory [RB02]
1865 Fairview Township Business Directory [RB03]
1870 Fairview Township Directory [RB04]
1873-4 Fairview Township Business Directory [RB05]
1876 Fairview Township Business Directory [RB06]
1886 Fairview Township Business Directory [RB07]
1896 Fairview Township Directory [RB08]
1873-1874 North Springfield Directory [EB16]
1873-1874 East Springfield Directory [EB17]
1873-1874 West Springfield Directory [EB18]

 1900 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #T623-1407(part),#T623-1408, and #T623-1409(part).

 1910 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #T624-1341(part),#T624-1342, and #T624-1343(part).

Institution Extract - Elmwood Home [EB42]
Erie Enumeration District 78 Extract [AM01]
Erie Enumeration District 85 Extract [AM02]
Erie Enumeration District 86 Extract [AM03]
Erie Enumeration District 100 Extract [AM04]

 1920 Federal Census - Erie County - Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #T625-1565, #T625-1566, and #T625-1567.

Institution Extract - Elmwood Home [EB43]

1930 Federal Census - Erie County - Census was released to the public on 04/01/02. Census information contained on NARA Microfilm #T626-2035, #T626-2036, #T626-2037 and #T626-2038.

Listing of Institutions by Microfilm Roll - 39 "Institutions" listed [sy100]
Elmwood Home for Boys - 90 names submitted by Evelyn Baker [EB44]

All items below submitted by Barb Seyler

Florence Crittenton Home - 11 names [BSE26]
Home of the Friendless - about 82 names [BSE27]
Our Lady of Peace Home for Girls - 9 names [BSE28]
Salvation Army Industrial Home - about 20 names [BSE29]
Old Ladies Home (2224 Sassafras) - about 46 names [BSE30]

Other Census Links [These are all Off-Site links]

Info on the 1930 Census [Link checked: 2/23/07]
Censuslink [Link checked: 2/23/07]
National Archives & Records Administration Census Guidelines & Index to Microfilms [Link updated: 2/23/07]
Mark Reed's Census-Online and Census-Online Pennsylvania [Link checked: 2/23/07]
Brenda Hay's Census Finder Pennsylvania [Link checked: 2/23/07]
 

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