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Schenectady County, New York Federal Census Schedules: 1790

This is the complete text of the 975 entries in the 1790 U. S. Census for the portion of Albany County, New York which would become Schenectady County in 1809. The page numbers are those in the 200-300 range written in the upper right corner of the microfilmed page. Because the Schenectady County Public Library has microfilm for the later Heads of Families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790 rather than the original records, pages in that document are also included ("HOF").

Some of the original 1790 Schenectady census records suffered severe damage. (Central Library visitors may access our Ancestry subscription to see images of them.) The parts of the entries which could not be deciphered are marked with an asterisk.

A few corrections have been made for obvious misspellings, but otherwise the heads of families are listed as they were written. The original questions from and research tips about the 1790 Federal Census may be found at CensusFinder.

In 1790, most of what eventually became the Town of Niskayuna was still part of what is now the Town of Watervliet in Albany County. Names for this area may be found at the Albany County NYGenWeb site. The area called "Town of Schenectady" is actually what became the Town of Glenville in 1820. "Schenectady South of the Mohawk" includes what became the Towns of Princetown (1798) and Rotterdam (1820) as well as what is now the City of Schenectady.

Thanks to Bonnie Williams for data entry help with this project.

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