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California State Census Records


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California State Census Records include: 1788, 1790, 1796, 1797-1798, 1816, 1836, 1844 (all partial), 1852 (complete).

The 1852 Special Census is simular in format to the 1850 federal census except, instead of an estimate of the property valve, the previous residence of each individual is recorded. This allows the researcher to follow family migrations and possibly locate a family elsewhere in 1850 prior to their arrival in California. Columns were also included to indicate citizenship, race and foreign birth.

The California state census and Mexican mission census records are available at:

California State Archives
1020 O Street, Room 130
Sacramento, California 95814


California Statewide Census Records

Klamath County

San Francisco

Tulare County



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