Census Substitutes & State Census Records; Three Volumes; Second Edition (NEW 3rd EDITION AVAILABLE)
Census Substitutes & State Census Records; Three Volumes; Second Edition (NEW 3rd EDITION AVAILABLE)
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Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Volume 1 – Eastern States; Volume 2 - Central States; Volume 3 - Western States & National: Substitute Name Lists for all 50 States and State Censuses for 38 States, Second Edition; by William Dollarhide; 2016; 3 volumes; 822 pages; Item FR0195

The 2020 Third Edition was expanded to five volumes, each volume a region of the United States:

Volume 1 – Northeastern States: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. (10 States). U.S. Territories: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Panama Canal Zone (1903-1979), Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and The Philippines (1902-1946). (7 Territories). Printed Book: FR0481. eBook: FR0481-PDF. Printed & eBook Bundle: FR0481&PDF.

Volume 2 – Southeastern States: Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. (12 States). Printed Book: FR0482. eBook: FR0482-PDF. Printed Book & eBook Bundle: FR0482&PDF. 

Volume 3 – Northeastern States: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. (10 States). Printed Book: FR0483. eBook: FR0483-PDF. Printed Book & eBook Bundle: FR0483&PDF.

Volume 4 – Southcentral & Four Corners States: Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Utah. (10 States). Printed Book: FR0484. eBook: FR0484-PDF. Printed Book & eBook Bundle: FR0484&PDF.

Volume 5 – Western / Pacific States & Nationwide Chapter: Alaska, Hawaii, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming (9 States). Nationwide – Part 1: Maps, Descriptions, and Internet Access for the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1950; and Part 2: U.S. Census Substitutes. Printed Book: FR0485. eBook: FR0485-PDF. Printed Book & eBook Bundle: FR0485&PDF.

In this Second Edition, William Dollarhide identifies Census Substitutes, as well as State Census Records for the Eastern, Central and Western portion of the United States of America. The substitutes are those name lists derived from tax lists, directories, military lists, land ownership maps, voter registrations, and other compilations of names of residents for an entire state, one or more counties of a state or one or more towns in a county. Thirty-eight states conducted colonial, territorial, or state censuses that are extant and available for research today. Often taken between Federal Decennial Census years, these records may contain unique information, and may even shed light on the lives of your ancestors that might have been on-the-move.

The 2016 Second Edition includes numerous online sources that have been posted on the Internet since the First Edition was published in 2008. This reflects the ongoing efforts of both public and private companies to digitize relevant records. Although the series is by region, and then by state, there have been numerous nationwide census and census substitute sources that have been developed in the last decade, with most posted online. For this reason, we have included a Nationwide Censuses & Substitutes chapter within Volume 3. The First Edition was printed in two volumes (Eastern & Western), while the Second Edition is now in three.

The 1st volume covers 22 eastern states, organized with these regions: Old Southwest (AL, FL, GA, &; MS); New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, & VT): Mid-Atlantic States (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, & PA); and The Old South (KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV).

This 2nd volume covers 16 central states of The Old Northwest (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI); The Central Plains IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, & SD); and the more Central Southern states of (TX, OK, LA, & AR).

This 3rd volume covers 13 western states of CA, NV, AK, & HI; Nuevo Mexico (NM & AZ); The Mountain West (CO, UT, & WY); and The Oregon Country (OR, WA, ID, & MT). Also included is a full chapter on Federal Censuses and Nationwide Substitute Name Lists.


Chapter 1 – The Old Southwest ● Timeline – The Old Southwest ● Alabama ● Florida ● Georgia ● Mississippi

Chapter 2 – New England ● Timeline – New England ● New England Name Indexes ● Connecticut ● Maine ● Massachusetts ● New Hampshire ● Rhode Island ● Vermont

Chapter 3 – Mid-Atlantic States ● Timeline – Mid-Atlantic States ● Middle Colonies Name Indexes & Guides ● Delaware ● District of Columbia ● Maryland ● New Jersey ● New York ● Pennsylvania

Chapter 4 – The Old South ● Timeline – The Old South ● Kentucky ● North Carolina ● South Carolina ● Tennessee ● Virginia ● West Virginia


Chapter 1 – The Old Northwest ● Timeline – The Old Northwest ● Illinois ● Indiana ● Michigan ● Minnesota ● Ohio ● Wisconsin

Chapter 2 – The Central Plains ● Timeline – The Central Plains ● Iowa ● Kansas ● Missouri ● Nebraska ● Dakota Territory ● North Dakota ● South Dakota

Chapter 3 – Central Southern ● Arkansas ● Louisiana ● Oklahoma ● Texas


Chapter 1 - Sierra Pacific & Alaska ● California ● Nevada ● Hawaii ● Alaska

Chapter 2 – Nuevo Mexico ● Timeline – Arizona & New Mexico ● Arizona ● New Mexico

Chapter 3 – The Mountain West ● Colorado ● Utah ● Wyoming

Chapter 4 – The Oregon Country ● Timeline - ID/MT/OR/WA ● Idaho ● Montana ● Oregon ● Washington

Chapter 5 – Nationwide ● Federal Censuses ● National Census Substitutes


William Dollarhide is best known as the co-author of the Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, acclaimed a top-5 best-selling title in genealogy. He has also authored The Census Book: A Genealogist’s Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules, and Indexes; New York State Censuses & Substitutes; Map Guide to American Migration Routes, 1735-1815; and Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, as well as dozens of other titles related to genealogical research. William Dollarhide was born and raised in Seattle, lived near Salt Lake City for two decades, and now lives in Mount Vernon, Washington.