Federal Census Schedules

Compiled by: Paul M. Kankula NN8NN (non-copyrighted)

29 Jun 2013

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General Information

 

Notes:

Researching in South Carolina can be especially difficult due to the unusual development of jurisdictional entities. Prior to the 1769 organization of seven judicial districts, Pendleton did not exist. From 1769 until 1789, the area known as Pendleton District lay within the unorganized Indian lands (though some maps show a portion was within the northern boundaries of Ninety-Six District). This Indian Land area had been taken from the Cherokee during the American Revolution. In 1786, Greenville County was carved from this area, and in 1789 Pendleton County was established. In 1791 the state was reorganized again, and nine districts existed: Washington, Pinckney, Ninety-Six, Orangeburg, Camden, Cheraws, Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort. Washington District encompassed the counties of Pendleton and Greenville. In 1800, Washington District was abolished and Pendleton County became Pendleton District. In 1826 Pendleton District was divided into Pickens and Anderson Districts, hence all queries and research on this site will be limited to pre-1826. NOTE: Pickens District encompassed present-day Oconee and Pickens counties, while Anderson District encompassed present-day Anderson county. It wasn't until 1868 when the judicial districts were abolished that Oconee County was carved from Pickens District. (Submitted by: Victoria Proctor)

 

According to the National Archives and Records Administration the 1950 and later censuses are not available to the public use due to a statutory 72-year restriction on access for privacy reasons.

 

 

African American Census - South Carolina 

Available Census Microfilm at Anderson Library: Send E-Mail query for exact years available

Available Census Microfilm at Easley Library: Send E-Mail query for exact years available

Available Census Microfilm at Southern Wesleyan University: Send E-Mail query for exact years available

Available Census Microfilm at Walhalla Library: All years available for Oconee County

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Abbeville County -   (Formed from Ninety-Six District in 1785)

 

ON-LINE CENSUS:

Abbeville County does have Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. Abbeville Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Abbeville Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Abbeville Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Abbeville Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.

 

Anderson County

 

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ON-LINE CENSUS:

Anderson County does have Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. Anderson Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Anderson Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anderson Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Anderson Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.

 

Greenville County - (Formed from Indian Land & Washington District in 1786/1798)

 

ON-LINE CENSUS:

Greenville County does have Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. Greenville Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Greenville Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greenville Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greenville Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired

 

(*) = Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images at Ancestry.com 1940 Federal Census on-line The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project needs volunteers to create a free searchable index of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Individuals can provide expert help to transcribe census records from the counties/states where they live or have interest, creating an accurate, searchable index while at the same time generating excitement for volunteer activities.  The Greenville County Genealogical Society has signed up to be a 1940 Census Indexing Society.

 

 

Oconee County

 

NOTES:

ON-LINE CENSUS:

Oconee County does have Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. Oconee Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Oconee Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Oconee Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.

 

Pickens County

 

NOTES:

ON-LINE CENSUS:

Pickens County does have Federal Census Schedules to aid in finding out about your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. Pickens Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Pickens Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pickens Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Pickens Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. One can find free downloadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research.

 

(*) = Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images at Ancestry.com 1940 Federal Census on-line The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project needs volunteers to create a free searchable index of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Individuals can provide expert help to transcribe census records from the counties/states where they live or have interest, creating an accurate, searchable index while at the same time generating excitement for volunteer activities.  The Old Pendleton District Genealogical Society has signed up to be a 1940 Census Indexing Society.