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Webb County, Texas, Census Records

Last modified: 18 APR 2010

Most census records are now online and easily accessible through Ancestry.com or HeritageQuestOnline.com. Most public libraries have a library edition of Ancestry.com (onsite) and/or HeritageQuestOnline.com (online), which you can access at no charge. Check with your local or state library. You may also access many state and federal census records via the Family History Center in Laredo.

Available U.S. Federal Censuses available for researchers include 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820. 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, (1890 destroyed by fire), 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930.

FamilySearch.com
General Search

[1790- 1840] - these list heads of households only with general counts of other residents

Individual Database Search including:

1850 Mortality
1850 Slave Schedule
1850 the first census that lists all family members by name
1860
1870 the first census in which former slaves are listed by name
1880 the first census that lists family relationships and birthplace of parents
1900 includes month and year of birth for all residents and naturalization information; number of children born and number now living
1920

HeritageQuestOnline
Search the Federal Census, books, PERSI, the Revolutionary War, and the Freedman's Bank.

Texas residents who are registered patrons of public or academic libraries may obtain free remote access (from your home) to HeritageQuest Online through the TexShare Databases program. You may need a login and password to access from home. Contact your library for more information on obtaining a TexShare login and password.

1910 United States Federal Census, Index, with special thanks to Nancilyn Kroushl

1920 United States Federal Census - Partial Index

Native American Creek Indian Census, 1832

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