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1870 Out-of-State Census

The non-Kansas federal census listed below are available to patrons in the research room of the Center for Historical Research. The census is on microfilm, except where indicated otherwise. These materials are not available through interlibrary loan. Please see our reference correspondence policy for the reference assistance we are able to provide. We do not make copies from printed census.

Information Contained in the Census

The census entry lists all members of household by name, including age, sex, race or color, occupation, ability to read and write, state or country of birth, value of real estate and personal property, and whether the parents were foreign-born. Also listed: whether the individual was blind, deaf-mute, insane, or idiotic. For males over 21, the census also lists whether they were U.S. citizens, and whether their right to vote had been denied on grounds other than rebellion or crime.

The Kansas Historical Society does not own census indexes or film for every state.

Census Microfilm

Alabama - 1870

  • M-1 Autauga, Baker and Baldwin Counties
  • M-2 Barbour and Bibb Counties
  • M-3 Blount County
  • M-4 Bullock County
  • M-5 Butler and Calhoun Counties
  • M-6 Chambers County
  • M-7 Cherokee and Choctaw Counties
  • M-8 Clarke and Clay Counties
  • M-9 Cleburne and Coffee Counties
  • M-10 Colbert and Conecuh Counties
  • M-11 Coosa and Covington Counties
  • M-12 Crenshaw and Dale Counties
  • M-13 Dallas County (part)
  • M-14 Dallas County (part)
  • M-15 De Kalb, Elmore and Escambia Counties
  • M-16 Etowah, Fayette and Franklin Counties
  • M-17 Geneva and Greene Counties
  • M-18 Hale County
  • M-19 Henry County
  • M-20 Jackson County
  • M-21 Jefferson and Lauderdale County
  • M-22 Lawrence County
  • M-23 Lee County
  • M-24 Limestone County

Arizona - 1870

The microfilm is not indexed. We do have a printed volume containing both the schedules and the index. The printed version is supposed to be an excerpt from the census; however, the names are arranged differently and some names are more complete in the printed version. We do not know where the additional information came from. We recommend checking both versions.

  • M-46 Entire Territory

Arkansas - 1870

  • M-55 Independece and Izard Counties
  • M-58 Lawrence, Little River, Madison, Marion and Mississippi Counties
  • M-64 Searcy, Sebastian and Sevier Counties
  • M-66 Van Buren and Washington Counties

Colorado - 1870
Printed index in research room.

  • M-94 Arapahoe, Bent, Boulder, Clear Creek, Summit (part), Conejos, Costilla, Doulgas, and El Paso Counties
  • M-95 Fremont, Gilpin, Greenwood, Huerfano, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Las Animas, Pueblo, Saguache, Summit (part), and Weld Counties.

Dakota Territory - 1870
Printed index in research room.

  • M-118 Entire territory

Illinois - 1870

  • M-194 Christian County
  • T-60 Jackson (part), Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane Counties
  • M-269 Pike County
  • M-271 Pulaski and Putnam Counties

Indiana - 1870

  • M-342 Marshall and Martin Counties
  • M-347 Newton, Noble and Ohio Counties
  • M-357 Scott and Shelby Counties

Iowa - 1870

  • T-94 Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, and Bremer (part) Counties
  • M-379 Buchanan, Buena Vista and Butler Counties
  • M-380 Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, and Cedar Counties
  • M-381 Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, and Chickasaw Counties
  • M-382 Clarke and Clay Counties
  • M-383 Clayton County
  • M-384 Clinton (part) County
  • M-385 Clinton (part), Crawford, and Dallas Counties
  • M-386 Davis and Decatur Counties
  • M-387 Delaware County
  • M-388 Des Moines and Dickinson Counties
  • M-389 Debuque (part) County
  • M-390 Dubuque (part) County
  • M-391 Emmet and Fayette Counties
  • M-392 Floyd, Franklin and Fremont Counties
  • M-393 Greene, Grundy, and Guthrie Counties
  • M-394 Hamilton, Hancock and Hardin Counties
  • M-395 Harrison and Henry Counties
  • M-396 Howard, Humboldt, Ida and Iowa Counties
  • M-397 Jackson County
  • M-398 Jasper County
  • M-399 Jefferson County
  • M-400 Johnson County
  • M-401 Jones County
  • M-402 Keokuk and Kossuth Counties
  • M-403 Lee (part) County
  • M-404 Lee (part) County
  • M-405 Linn County
  • M-406 Louisa, Lucas, Lyon and Osceola Counties
  • M-407 Madison County
  • M-408 Mahaska County
  • M-409 Marion County
  • M-410 Marshall County
  • M-411 Mills and Mitchell Counties
  • M-412 Monona and Monroe Counties
  • M-413 Montgomery and Muscatine Counties
  • M-414 O'Brien and Page Counties
  • M-415 Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, and Polk Counties
  • M-416 Pottawattamie County
  • M-417 Poweshick, Ringgold, and Sac Counties
  • M-418 Scott (part) County
  • M-419 Scott (part) County
  • M-420 Shelby, Sioux, Story and Tama Counties
  • M-421 Taylor, Union and Van Buren Counties
  • M-422 Wapello County
  • M-423 Warren County
  • M-424 Washington County
  • M-425 Wayne and Webster Counties
  • M-426 Winnebago and Winneshiek Counties
  • M-427 Woodbury, Worth and Wright Counties

Kansas - 1870

Kentucky - 1870

  • T-114 Christian (part), Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Elliott and Estill Counties
  • M-491 Nelson and Nicholas Counties

Maryland - 1870

  • T-147 Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties

Missouri - 1870
Partial index in research room.

  • M-755 Adair and Andrew Counties
  • M-756 Atchison and Audrain Counties
  • M-757 Barry and Barton Counties
  • M-758 Bates County
  • M-759 Benton and Bollinger Counties
  • M-760 Boone County
  • M-761 Buchanan (part) County
  • M-762 Buchanan (part) County
  • M-763 Butler and Caldwell Counties
  • M-764 Callaway and Camden Counties
  • M-765 Cape Girardeau County
  • M-766 Carroll and Carter County
  • M-767 Cass County
  • M-768 Cedar and Chariton Counties
  • M-769 Christian and Clark Counties
  • M-770 Clay County
  • M-771 Clinton and Cole Counties
  • M-772 Cooper and Crawford Counties
  • M-773 Dade, Dallas, and Daviess Counties
  • M-774 De Kalb, Dent, Douglas and Dunklin Counties
  • M-775 Franklin County
  • M-776 Gasconade and Gentry Counties
  • M-777 Greene and Grundy Counties
  • M-778 Harrison and Henry Counties
  • M-779 Hickory and Holt Counties
  • M-780 Howard, Howell and Iron Counties
  • M-781 Jackson (excluding Kansas City) (typed alphabetized copy on film)
  • M-782 Kansas City (typed alphabetized copy on film)
  • M-783 Jasper and Jefferson Counties
  • M-784 Johnson County
  • M-785 Knox County
  • M-786 Laclede and Lafayette Counties
  • M-787 Lawrence and Lewis Counties
  • M-788 Lincoln and Linn Counties
  • M-789 Livingston County
  • M-790 Macon and Madison Counties
  • M-791 Maries and Marion Counties
  • M-792 McDonald, Mercer, Miller and Mississippi Counties
  • M-793 Moniteau and Monroe Counties
  • M-794 Montgomery, Morgan and New Madrid Counties
  • M-795 Newton and Nodaway Counties
  • M-796 Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot and Perry Counties
  • M-797 Pettis and Phelps Counties
  • M-798 Pike County
  • M-799 Platte County
  • M-800 Polk County
  • M-801 Pulaski and Putnam Counties
  • M-802 Ralls and Randolph Counties
  • M-803 Ray, Reynolds, and Ripley Counties
  • M-804 Saline and Schuyler Counties
  • M-805 Scotland, Scott and Shannon Counties
  • M-806 Shelby and St. Charles Counties
  • M-807 St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois Counties
  • M-808 St. Louis (excluding city of St. Louis) (part) County
  • M-809 St. Louis (excluding city of St. Louis) (part) County
  • M-810 City of St. Louis, subdivisions 3 & 2 (ward 1)
  • M-811 City of St. Louis, ward 2
  • M-812 City of St. Louis, ward 3
  • M-813 City of St. Louis, ward 4
  • M-814 City of St. Louis, ward 5 (part)
  • M-815 City of St. Louis, ward 5 (part)
  • M-816 City of St. Louis, ward 6
  • M-817 City of St. Louis, ward 7
  • M-818 City of St. Louis, ward 8
  • M-819 City of St. Louis, ward 9
  • M-820 City of St. Louis, ward 10
  • M-821 City of St. Louis, ward 11
  • M-822 City of St. Louis, ward 12
  • M-823 Stoddard, Stone, Sullivan and Taney Counties
  • M-824 Texas, Vernon and Warren Counties
  • M-825 Washington and Wayne Counties
  • M-826 Webster, Worth and Wright Counties

Nebraska - 1870
Printed index in research room.

  • M-828 Black Bird, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cheyenne, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dawson, Dixon, Dodge and Gage Counties
  • M-829 Douglas, Fillmore, Gage, Pawnee Reservation, and Adams Counties
  • M-830 Hall, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Kearney, Lancaster, L'Eau qui Court, Lincoln, Madison, and Merrick Counties, and Winnebago Indian Reservation
  • M-831 Nemaha, Nuckolls and Otoe Counties
  • M-832 Pawnee, Pierce, Platte, Polk, Richardson and Saline Counties
  • M-833 Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Stanton, Washington, Wayne and York Counties

New Hampshire - 1870

  • M-836 Belknap County
  • M-837 Carroll County
  • M-838 Cheshire County
  • M-839 Coos County
  • M-840 Grafton County (part)
  • M-841 Grafton County (part)
  • M-842 Hillsboro County (part) (excluding city of Manchester)
  • M-843 City of Manchester
  • M-844 Hillsboro County (part) (excluding city of Manchester)
  • M-845 Merrimack County (part)
  • M-846 Merrimack County (part)
  • M-847 Rockingham County (part)
  • M-848 Rockingham County (part)
  • M-849 Strafford County
  • M-850 Sullivan County

New York - 1870

  • T-276 St. Lawrence (part), Suffolk, and Sullivan (part) Counties
  • M-1104Tompkins County

North Dakota - 1870

See Dakota Territory

Ohio - 1870

  • M-1265 Scioto County

Pennsylvania - 1870

  • M-1345 Franklin County (part)
  • M-1346 Franklin County (part)

South Dakota - 1870

See Dakota Territory

Virginia - 1870

  • M-1645 Fairfax and Fauquier Counties

Washington - 1870
Printed index in research room.

  • M-1683 Chehalis, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whitcom, Snohomish and Yakima Counties