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

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About 1860 U.S. Census Slave Schedule

Censuses & Lists • 10,332 Records • Uploaded July 7, 2021

During the 1860 census, a separate 'slave schedule' enumerated the enslaved people in the United States. Enslaved people were not listed by name and instead were listed by slaveowner in each county and election district.

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.

  • District Indexed
  • County Indexed
  • Page
  • Line
  • Enumeration Date
  • Name of Slaveholder Indexed
  • Number of Slaves Owned
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Color Indexed
  • Fugitive from State? Indexed
  • Number of slaves manumitted?
  • Deaf, dumb (mute), blind, insane, or idiotic? Indexed
  • Number of Slave Dwellings
  • Census Enumerator Indexed
  • Transcriber Notes Indexed
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