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Free links to Census data

Please use the links below to access the 1850 census for Daviess County.

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A free Index of the 1880 U.S. census can be found at both Ancestry and Family Search.

Family Search Record Search – Pilot site has the following collections available;
1850 U. S. Census
1850 U. S. Census (Mortality Schedule)
1850 U. S. Census (Slave Schedule)
1860 U. S. Census
1870 U. S. Census
1880 U. S. Census
1900 U. S. Census
1910 U.S. Census
1920 U. S. Census


U. S. and Territorial Censuses


The official enumeration date for the first census of the United States was August 2, 1790. During this time the area which we now call Daviess County was part of the Northwest Territory and was included in Knox County formed on June 20, 1790. The Northwest Territory was not included in the 1790 census.

On July 4, 1800 the Indiana Territory including Knox County was formed. The second and third census of the United States, with their official enumeration date as August, 4 1800, and August 6, 1810, respectively, included the Indiana territory; however those schedules have been lost or destroyed. A possible substitute for these missing schedules, might be found in a book published by the Indiana Historical Society entitled Census of Indiana Territory for 1807 by Rebah M. Fraustein (Editor)

By 1816 Indiana became the nineteenth state admitted into the union and on February 15, 1817 Daviess County was formed. The fourth census, with the official numeration date of August 7, 1820, included the newly formed state of Indiana; however the schedules for Daviess County are missing.

With the exception of the 1890 census, the censuses available to the public for Daviess County range from 1830 through 1940. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, census records remain confidential for seventy-two years, making the 1920 census available in 2022. There are exceptions to the confidentiality ruling, more information can be found at http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/agesearch.html