Missouri Census Records and Tax Lists
The Missouri State Archives has territorial, state, federal and special census records from 1752 to 2004, which can be used to locate an ancestor’s specific location. In addition, tax lists are good substitutes when census records are not available. See the links below for more information.
(1752-1818) and Tax Lists (1814-1821)
State Censuses (1840-1876)
and Tax Lists (years vary by county)
This index contains some territorial, state and special censuses, plus the federal mortality schedules and browseable images of the federal agricultural and manufacturing and industrial schedules. See the above links for more details on which records are available.
The database does not include federal population schedules.
Census enumerator Eileen M. Nolte interviews Bess
Wallace Truman, Harry S. Truman, and Margaret
Truman in 1950. Courtesy of the Harry S. Truman
Library and Museum through Missouri Digital Heritage.