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Monterey, California Census, 1850-60

State and federal census records from Monterey County in 1850, 1852, and 1860


Situated in central California south of San Jose, Monterey County was formed when the territory became a state in 1850. This database is a collection of state and federal census records from the county in 1850, 1852 and 1860. It also contains state census information for San Diego County in 1852. Information provided, in addition to the resident's name, includes age, sex, race, township and post office of current residence, occupation, and birthplace. To aid the researcher in obtaining the original document, it includes the page and line number where the entry may be found. With over 12,000 persons named, this can be a tremendous source of information to those seeking early California ancestors.

Extended Description

Records from which the federal census entries were taken may be found at the Pacific Region (San Francisco) of the National Archives. Records from which the state census entries were taken may be found at the Genealogical Society of Utah.

The Monterey 1850 portion of this database was transcribed from GSU/LDS Microfilm #909230.

The Monterey 1852 portion of this database was transcribed from GSU/LDS Microfilm #909230

The San Diego 1852 portion of this database was transcribed from GSU/LDS Microfilm #909231.

The Monterey 1860 database also includes information from Santa Cruz County (Pajaro/Watsonville).

 •  Walter Colton, Three Years in California, 1846-49  The 1846-1849 journal of Walter Colton, member of California's high society
 •  Lloyd Briggs, Trips to California  Narrative describing the travels through California by Lloyd Briggs
 •  Leonard Kip, Gold Mine Sketches  Observations of a young New York lawyer turned prospector in 1849
 •  Judge Benjamin Hayes, California Diary  Pioneer notes from the diaries of Judge Benjamin Hayes, 1849-1875.
 •  Frank Marryat, California Mountains and Molehills, 1855  Observations of an English adventurer in California between 1850-1855.
 •  Friedrich Gerstacker, A German Perspective  The perspective of a German adventurer in California
 •  Lewis and Elizabeth Stickney, Records of a Calfornia Family  Collected letters and journal entries of an influential California family.
 •  David A. Shaw, California As Seen by a Pioneer  Narrative of the building of California as told through the eyes of a pioneer
 •  Benjamin Avery, California Poetry and Prose, 1878  Poetic and descriptive tributes to the California landscape
 •  Clifford Allen, Rail Trip to California, early 1900s  Narrative of a railroad trip across the United States to California

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