1860 Census Record Research


In the 1860 Federal census you can find the following information:

the name, age, and sex of each individual in the household

whether each individual was white, black, or mulatto

the profession, occupation, or trade of each male over 15

the profession, occupation, or trade of each female over 15

the value of the real estate owned by each individual

the value of the personal property owned by each individual

each individual's state, territory, or country of birth

whether or not an individual married within the year

whether or not an individual attended school within the year

whether or not an individual can read and write, if over 20

whether an individual was deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, a pauper, or a convict


Federal Mortality Schedules exist for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880.

Mortality schedules counted the number of deaths that occurred in the year before the census was taken, and exist for the 1850 through 1880 censuses. This means that there are only four schedules currently available for the U.S. census. A mortality schedule lists the individual's name, age, sex, occupation, cause of death, date of death, and place of death by county.

A copy of the Ionia County Mortality Index is available as part of CD 164, "Death Records, Mortality Records 1850-1880 available from Broderbund Software.

The following census films are available at the Ionia Community Library (formerly Hall-Fowler Memorial Library) in Ionia.

1860 Census - 5 rolls - MI (Ionia and Livingston Counties), NY (Jefferson County), OH ( Knox County)


Click here for an 1860 Census Form



Last update December 28, 2007