1790 Census Database - Saratoga County, New York

Saratoga Co., NY was formed from Albany, Co., NY in 1791. At the time of the first census of the United States in 1790, the towns in Albany Co. that now comprise Saratoga County were: Ballstown, Halfmoon, Saratoga, and Stillwater. This database of "Heads of families" in 1790 for these towns was transcribed from the publication:
HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 NEW YORK Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1976 Originally Published Government Printing Office Washington 1908 LOC 73-167707 ISBN 0-8063-0485-5
Staff member Wes Morris and volunteer Mary Anna Parish of the Saratoga County, NY, Historian's Office, under the direction of Historian Karen Ufford Campola, prepared the original computer database containing these census data. We are grateful to them for making this available to the genealogical community through the Saratoga Co., NY GenWeb Page, as part of the NY GenWeb Project and the US GenWeb Project. Heritage Hunters volunteers John Boyce and Fletcher Blanchard performed the final edit and conversion to an HTML document. The database fields, based on the original census schedules for the heads of families are: Name of Head of Family|Free white males of|Free white males|Free white females |All other|Slaves|Town (from Surname | Given Name |16 years and upward| under 16 years |inc. heads of families| | |Albany Co.) These have been abbreviated for the database headers as: SURNAME | GIVEN | MALE OV16 | U16 | FEM | OTH | SLAVES | TOWN Note: The principal objective in presenting this database was to reproduce the published 1790 Census data as accurately as possible while making a few reasonable assumptions. Some entries seem to be duplicates but appear on different pages so they have been included. A few entries have 0 0 0 0 0 for the number of members of the household under the five categories described above. There is obviously an error here but there is no basis for guessing that there should have been at least 1 "free white mail of 16 years and upward" recorded. Names were copied as they appear in the published report though in a number of cases, it seems that there may have been some miscommunication between the person being tallied and the census taker. One of the more difficult blocks of names to contend with was the Vs. The published census record uses V: as an abbreviation for Van in many places (ex. V: Dewerkam), yet also shows some names written in full (ex. Van Dyke). Here again the record as published was reproduced in the database as accurately as possible with the exception that if a space was missing following V:, one was added to facilitate alpha sorting on Surname. If you find entries that are incorrect, please notify the Saratoga GenWeb with a brief supporting statement. January 1997

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