Census Holdings

This is a guide, available as a PDF file, to census films, books, indexes, and CDs at the Newberry. A print version is available at the Local and Family History desk on the second floor. The Newberry collects census material primarily from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and, to a lesser extent, other foreign countries. The holdings include federal, state, territorial, colonial, and special non-population censuses.

Online sources for the census include Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest Online. Both databases are accessible from the public computers in the Newberry building.  See the State Census Records guide for a list of digitized state censuses.  See the Census Research Guide for general information about census records.

Call our reference desk at (312) 255-3512 with questions on our holdings, or contact a librarian with research questions.