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Liberia, Monrovia, Census, 1843 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection is a transcribed index for the 1843 census in the town of Monrovia, colony of Liberia. You will not be able to see actual images of the census on FamilySearch; however, this census was included in a report of the 28th U.S. Congress entitled, "Information Relative to the Operations of the United States Squadron on the West Coast of Africa, the Condition of the American Colonies There, and the Commerce of the United States Therewith." A copy of the actual report is available online via Google Books with the census starting on page 308.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Place of birth
  • Date of immigration
  • Place of residence
  • Family relationships

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

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  • Name
  • Approximate year and place of residence

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

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  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  • Be sure to check all possible entries before deciding which one is correct.
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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Liberia, Monrovia, Census, 1843.