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Offline Gortinanima

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1842 census Chester county? (Pennsylvania)
« on: Sunday 12 October 14 14:11 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know if there was a census carried out in 1842 in Chester County, PA and if so how to access it?

I believe there was a James Baird in Kennett, Chester, PA (born Ireland) & I am looking confirmation for this.

I am in Ireland so wondering if there is an online version or an archive I can contact to look up for me, thanks.

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Re: 1842 census Chester county? (Pennsylvania)
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 October 14 14:29 BST (UK) »
The answer is no (closest possibly 1840 military pensioners census) but if you check www.familysearch or google 'pennsylvania census records' you'll get an idea of what is available- like this site (scroll down for link to Chester Co.):

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Re: 1842 census Chester county? (Pennsylvania)
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 October 14 14:32 BST (UK) »
It looks like the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has it:  Information on getting copies:

Also, the Family History Center has it:  You may be able to request a look-up for free through their photoduplication service:

From comments I'm seeing online, that census gives limited information - the name of the taxable person, the town they live in, and occupation.