Source:United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule

Source 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule
Place United States
Year range 1840 - 1841
Subject Census records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Publisher National Archives Microfilm Publication M704
Periodical / Series name Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29
Number of Volumes 580 rolls
References / Cites Manuscript census schedules at the National Archives at Washington, D.C.
United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M704).
Ancestry.com website
The National Archives (United States)
FamilySearch website
The National Archives (United States)Catalog: NAI 2353564Archive/Library
Internet Archive

1840 Enumeration

Census day of 1 June 1840, the field count due within nine months (5 Stat.331, 3 March 1839), but extended to allow completion within eighteen months from the census day (5 Stat. 452, 1 September 1841). 1


  1. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses 1790-1920(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000), xvii.