Alabama Census online research should begin with what is available online for free. If this proves fruitful then congratulations! If not, then I would suggest signing up for the online census images (links to the right) where you can access all the available online Alabama census information directly from your computer at home.

Alabama Census Information

Sizeable state census exist for Alabama for the following years:

1855–index (14 counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Blount, Coffee, Franklin, Henry, Lowndes, Macon, Mobile, Montgomery [on film, but not included in the index], Pickens, Sumter [not on microfilm and not included in the index], Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa): name of head of household; number of free white males and females in age categories; number of slaves and free persons of color in age categories. 1866–no index: name of head of household for African-Americans and whites; number of females and males in age categories.

These state census if not available yet online and linked from our site are available at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

 

Records exist for only 8 of the 30 enumerated counties in 1820. These counties include Baldwin, Conecuh, Dallas, Franklin, Limestone, St. Clair, Shelby, and Wilcox.

The only extant records for Alabama in the 1890 census are parts of Perryville (Beat No. 11) and Severe (Beat No. 8) of Perry County.

Alabama QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

1870 – 1903

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1870 – 1903