Find out new facts about your family members who lived in Alabama in the middle of the 19th century. Pinpoint the location of your ancestors in the state and discover the names of their neighbors.
There are nearly 35,000 records in this state census, and each entry was filled out by an adult resident of the state. While the information for each person varies, Alabama state census 1855 typically includes:
Alabama became the 22nd state of the United States in 1820 and conducted a state census in 1855 to count the population and apportion representation for the state legislature. As a result, each record named the individual and the county where they lived.
Use the information in your ancestor’s record to place them in the state at this specific moment in time, an important step for conducting further genealogical research. You could learn new facts about your family’s background that will be necessary to uncover additional details in our other collections.
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You can expand your search by clicking the “name variants” box in the search bar. This will return a greater number of records with similar names, including possible alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
If your ancestor has a common name, you can add the county name to your search to restrict the number of results returned. Searching by county could also give you the names of your ancestor’s neighbors and help you to create an image of the local community.