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Census Schedules at UGA Libraries: special population groups

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

other schedules and information to be found in them

U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes

This multi-part supplemental schedule of the 1880 Population Census enumerated persons belonging to the following seven special social categories of the time: insane, idiots, deaf-mutes, blind, paupers and indigent persons, homeless children, prisoners

Information collected on each form:

    - name
    - race
    - gender
    - age
    - residence
    - For individuals with mental or physical illness, information about medical history may also be noted.
    - For the homeless children, information about parents may be included.
    - For the prisoners, details regarding imprisonment may be present.

Preserved on microfilm by the New York State Library, Albany, these schedules cover the following states:

    AL, CA, CT, GA, IL, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA

Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Although primarily intended to record information about Union veterans of the Civil War, in some schedules Confederate veterans are also listed. Information in the schedule may include:

    - names of surviving soldiers, sailors, marines, and widows
    - rank
    - name of regiment or vessel
    - date of enlistment
    - date of discharge & length of service
    - post office address
    - disability incurred
    - remarks

U.S. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

The U.S. Indian Census Rolls are census schedules of Native Americans submitted in the years between 1885 and 1940 by agents or superintendents in charge of Indian reservations. Only persons who maintained a formal affiliation with a tribe under federal supervision are listed on the rolls. There is not a census for every reservation or group for every year.  

Information in the U.S. Indian Census Rolls may include:

    - name (Indian and/or English)
    - gender
    - age
    - birth date
    - relationship to head of family
    - marital status
    - tribe name
    - agency and reservation name
    - degree of Indian blood (later census years only)

where to find the schedules...

Ancestry Library Edition (in GALILEO@uga) provides the most complete collections of all of these schedules 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 a specific type of schedule, locate the list 'Included Data Collections' in the lower left and scroll down to choose the schedule type you want to browse (1890 Veterans Schedules; U.S. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; or U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes).  The 'Browse this collection' box will appear on the right side of the screen.  Just follow the steps.

Alternate way to access 1890 Veterans Schedules and U.S. Indian Census Rolls: Main Library basement, Microfilm cabinets.  Readers & digital scanner/printers are located near the elevators.  See the grid below for call numbers and holdings.


U.S. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 call number reel
Choctaw (Mississippi) FILM E99 .C8 I53

41 1926-32

42 1933-39

1890 Veterans Schedules    
KY FILM HA392 .A4 1890 3 reels
LA FILM HA402 .A4 1890

2 reels

'reel 4' includes Orleans Parish

MD FILM HA422 .A4 1890 3 reels
MO FILM HA472 .A4 1890 8 reels
MS FILM HA462 .A4 1890 1 reel
NC FILM HA552 .A4 1890 1 reel (92 of 96 counties)
SC FILM HA622 .A4 1890 1 reel
TN FILM HA642 .A4 1890 4 reels
TX FILM HA652 .A4 1890 4 reels
VA FILM HA682 .A4 1890 2 reels
WV FILM HA702 .A4 1890 2 reels


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