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Saratoga County Census

Census schedules are an excellent source for genealogists, particularly the 1850 and later census schedules which listed names of all members of a household.

Federal Census population schedules are available on microfilm for Saratoga County for the census years from 1800 through 1880 and 1900 through 1920. The 1790 census is available in book form and is indexed. Commercial firms have indexed the Federal Census for the entire state of New York for the years 1850, 1860 and 1870, and Soundex index microfilms are available for 1880, 1900 and 1920.

The State of New York also conducted a statewide census of its population every ten years from 1825 through 1875, filling in conveniently halfway between the Federal census years. New York next again conducted a census in 1892, then resumed its ten year schedule in 1905 through 1915 and 1925. Availability of the state census schedules for Saratoga County begins only as early as 1855, but all later state census schedules are available on microfilm.

We are proceeding with our project of transcribing the 1855 New York State census schedules of all the towns of Saratoga County. This census is particularly useful in that it provides not only the name of each member of the household, but also that individual's relationship to the head-of-household plus the birthplace of each individual. This birthplace was directed to be listed as a state or country unless the person was born in New York, in which case it was to list the county of birth. Another column in this schedule recorded the length of time that person resided in the town in which he was being listed in 1855. This data helps in reconstructing the movements of families during a time when population was becoming much more mobile, and therefore sometimes more difficult to trace.

Similarly the 1865 New York State census, taken at the close of the Civil War, includes exceptionally useful information. We will be preparing a county-wide index of the names of citizens listed in the 1865 State Census of Saratoga County, with each entry in the index linked to an image of the page on which that name appears.

  • Census recap -- population totals.
        Saratoga County Statistics for all Federal and State Census years.


  • 1790

  • 1790 Federal Census, Saratoga Towns


  • 1800

  • 1800 Federal Census, Town of Milton

  • 1840

  • 1840 Federal Census, Town of Milton

  • 1850

  • 1850 Federal Census, Town of Ballston
  • (Links provided by Dianne Thomas, creator of "Saratoga County NY History and Genealogy" site at USGenNet. Each of these links will open in a new window, so to return here simply close that window.]

  • 1850 Federal Census, Town of Day
  • 1850 Federal Census, Town of Malta
  • 1850 Federal Census, Town of Moreau
  • 1850 Federal Census, Town of Stillwater
  • 1850 Federal Census, Town of Waterford
  • 1850 Federal Census, Town of Milton (incomplete - to be continued)
  • 1850 Federal Census, Town of Wilton

  • 1855

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Ballston
  •       Houses 1-130
          Houses 131-253
          Houses 254-396

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Charlton
  •       First District
          Second District

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Clifton Park
  •       Clifton Park Families #1 - 199
          Clifton Park Families #200 - 399
          Clifton Park Families #400 - 577

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Corinth
  •       Corinth Families #1 - 157
          Corinth Families #158-317

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Day
  •       Families #1-92
          Families #93-198

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Edinburgh
  •       Houses #1 through 58
          Houses #59 through 126
          Houses #127 through 181
          Houses #182 through 254

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Galway
  •       Families 1-108
          Families 109-273
          Families 274-388
          Families 389-End

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Greenfield
  •       First District
          Second District

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Hadley
  •       Houses #1-110
          Houses #111-222

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Halfmoon
  •       Houses #1-150
          Houses #151-300
          Houses #301-450
          Houses #451-603

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Malta
  •       Families #1-125
          Families #126-257

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Milton
  •    1st Enumeration District
          Houses 1 through 130
          Houses 131 through 260
          Houses 261 through 391
       2nd Enumeration District
          Houses 1 through 125
          Houses 126 through 250
          Houses 251 through 368

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Moreau
  •       Houses #1 through 120
          Houses #121 through 240
          Houses #241 through 360

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Northumberland
  •       Houses #1 through 100
          Houses #101 through 200
          Houses #201 through 300

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Providence
  •       Houses #1 through 84
          Houses #85 through 188
          Houses #189 through 284

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Saratoga
  •       First District
          Second District (Now being prepared.)

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Saratoga Springs
  •       District #1
          Houses #1-80
          Houses #81-184
          Houses #185-304
          Houses #305-409
          Houses #410-549

          District #2
          Families #1-104
          Families #105-220
          Families #221-330
          Families #331-440
          Families #441-555

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Stillwater
  •       District #1
          Families #1-115
          Families #116-231

          District #2
          Families #1-171
          Families #172-354

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Waterford
  •       (Now being prepared.)

  • 1855 New York State Census of the Town of Wilton
  •       Families #1-140
          Families #141-281

    1865 (and beyond)

    See images of the New York State Census at FamilySearch.org
    Included are census schedules for the years 1855 (new 1 Feb 2013), 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925.
    As of 1 February 2013 each of these census years are indexed except for 1865, but you may browse through
    the images of any of the listed years.

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