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ProQuest African American Heritage: Census Search Results

A guide to all aspects of the ProQuest African American Heritage database.

Census Results Tips

Image 1. Results Details

When viewing Census collection results, each Census year will be listed as a hyperlink along with the number of results for each year and the Expand by State link.

Click the Year to view all of the results in alphabetical order by state abbreviation, e.g., AL, KY, MS, TX, VA, as seen in Image 2 to the right. 

Expand by State link to view that year's results in a more granular format; states listed with number of results (see Image 3 to the right).

Image 2. Census Year Results View

When viewing the results for a specific year of Census records, you will see a number of column headers which can be clicked to resort the results list:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Birthplace
  • State
  • County
  • Location
  • Year (of Census)

Click the last name of the record you wish to view in order to redirect the page to the image viewer. To learn more about viewing Census records, click the Help link.

Image 3. Expand by State Results View

Click on the Expand by State link to view a list of states records that returned results.

Click the state name to view the list of results for that state in that year's Census or click the Expand by County link to view the results for that state by county (see Image 4 to the right and learn more below).

Image 4: Expand by County Results View

After clicking on the Expand by County link from the Expand by State results view, the page will refresh to display the results for that state's Census year results for your search organized by county.

Census Results Views

Image 1: Census Results

Image 2: Specific Year Expanded View

Image 3: Expand by State View

Image 4: Expand by County View