Censuses & Lists • 550 Records • Uploaded January 18, 2022 • Data Website: freeafricanamericans.com
The 1820 census was the fourth recorded in the United States. Questions from this census differed from years prior by asking for the number of individuals either free or enslaved within their household and their age groups. These records include individuals who were listed as "negro" or "mulatto" on the Delmarva Peninsula. These records were originally transcribed by historian Paul Heinegg.
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).
The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.