Statewide Census Records that exist for California are 18501860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940. There are Industry and Agriculture Schedules for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Slave Schedulesexist for 1850 & 1860. The Mortality Schedules for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880.

Missing from the 1850 federal census are the population schedules for Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties, making the 1852 state census even more useful. California’s 1849 state constitution dictated that a census be taken in 1852, in 1855, and every 10 years after that but The 1852 census was the only one taken.

Mission and State Censuses

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