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Census Schedules at UGA Libraries: Slave Schedules

Listing of the collections of historical Census schedules available at the UGA Libraries.

Information to be found in the Slave Schedules

The Slave Schedules were filled out as a supplement to the Population Schedules in the years of 1850 and 1860. Data recorded includes...

- name of slave owner
- number of slaves owned, enumerated by...
 - - age
 - - sex
 - - color
 - - whether fugitive
 - - whether manumitted
 - - whether 'deaf or dumb, blind, insane, idiotic'
- number of slave houses

The names of individual slaves are not given in the Slave Schedules.  The Federal Mortality Census Schedules covered elsewhere in this guide do contain the names of deceased slaves who happened to be recorded therein. 

Where to find the Slave Schedules

Ancestry Library Edition (in GALILEO@uga) provides the most complete collection digitally.  Available at all desktop computers in the Main & Science Libraries, CMC library, Miller Learning Center, and the Russell Special Collection Library. Temporarily available off campus to UGA faculty, students, and staff.

On the Ancestry Library Edition home page find the Search Census box and click Search Now.  To browse the schedules in sequential order by county: Scroll down to 'Included Data Collections' in the lower left and choose one of the  'U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules'.  The 'Browse this collection' box will appear on the right side of the screen.  Just follow the steps.

Alternate way to access: Main Library basement, Microfilm cabinets.  Readers & digital scanner/printers are located near the elevators.  See the grid below for call numbers and holdings.

Reel(s) of slave schedules for each census year are filed immediately after the corresponding reels of population schedules.    Some box labels lack the designation slave schedules as indicated in the reel guide below ("not labeled").

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reel guide to the slave schedules

  call number 1850 (7th Census) 1860 (8th Census)
AL FILM HA222 .A4 reels 17-24 reels 27-36
AR FILM HA252 .A4 reel 32 reels 53-54
FL FILM HA312 .A4 reel 60 reel 116
GA FILM HA322 .A4 reels 90-96 reels 143-153 (not labeled)
KY FILM HA392 .A4 reels 223-228 reels 401-406
LA FILM HA402 .A4 reels 243-247 reels 427-430
MD FILM HA422 .A4 reels 300-302 reels 484-485
MS FILM HA462 .A4 reels 383-390 (some not labeled) reels 595-604
MO FILM HA472 .A4 reels 422-424 reels 661-664
NC FILM HA522 .A4 reels 650-656 (some not labeled) reels 920-927
SC FILM HA622 .A4 reels 861-868 reels 1228-1238
TN FILM HA642 .A4 reels 902-907 (some not labeled) reels 1281-1286
TX FILM HA652 .A4 reels 917-918 reels 1309-1312
VA FILM HA682 .A4 reels 983-993 reels 1386-1397