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Census Records

Microfilm

Microfilm copies of the U.S. census are available for use at the Library of Virginia. Census microfilm for Virginia is also available through interlibrary loan. Indexes in book form through 1870 and on Soundex microfilm for 1880 and 1900–1920 are available in the West Reading Room.

The 1950 census will not be released on microfilm.

Census Microfilm Availability

The collection includes microfilm of census records from the following states:

  • Alabama: 1830–1880,1890,1900
  • Arkansas: 1830–1880, 1900
  • Delaware: 1800–1880, 1900
  • District of Columbia: 1800, 1820–1880, 1900–1920
  • Florida: 1830–1880, 1900
  • Georgia: 1820–1880, 1900
  • Illinois: 1820–1880, 1900
  • Indiana: 1820–1880, 1900
  • Kentucky: 1810–1880, 1900–1920
  • Louisiana: 1810–1880, 1900
  • Maryland: 1790–1880, 1900–1920
  • Mississippi: 1820–1880, 1900
  • Missouri: 1830–1880, 1900
  • North Carolina: 1790–1880, 1900–1920
  • Ohio: 1820–1880, 1900
  • Pennsylvania: 1790–1880, 1900
  • South Carolina: 1790–1880, 1900
  • Tennessee: 1810–1880, 1900–1920
  • Texas: 1850–1880, 1900
  • Virginia: 1810–1880, 1900–1940
  • West Virginia: 1870–1880,1900–1920