Not every U.S. census is still in existence. The following schedules are missing or incomplete:
The original Virginia manuscript schedules for the 1790 and 1800 census have not survived. The schedules, which named the heads of households and contained the number of inhabitants in each household, were lost, and only published abstracts containing the number of inhabitants of each county survive.
The following publications can be used as substitutes for the 1790 census:
Researchers who use these sources are advised to consult the Virginia laws to learn what information the lists do and do not contain:
For a general overview of personal property tax records, see:
Published substitutes for the missing Virginia schedules of the 1810 census include: