Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

Source Information

1830 U.S. Census Free Black Heads of Household

Censuses & Lists • 2,205 Records • Uploaded July 9, 2021 • Data Website: archive.org

The 1830 census of the United States recorded every head of household in the country (note: Somerset and Queen Anne's counties in Maryland are missing), with others in the household tallied by age range. This transcription includes all free Black people on Delmarva and was primarily compiled from Carter Woodson's Free Negro heads of families in the United States in 1830 (1925).

Census records are preserved at the National Archives and Records Administration, which makes digitized copies of the censuses available through digitization partners. These partners include FamilySearch and HeritageQuest (accessible with most local library cards directly from website; for example, see Wicomico Public Libraries' database listings).

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Fields Included

The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.

  • State
  • County
  • District Indexed
  • First Name (Head of Household) Indexed
  • Surname Indexed
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Number of People in Household
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