Cayuga County New York Census Records

Cayuga County New York was established in 1799, prior to that date researchers would need to access census information within the parent county of Montgomery for 1790. The availability of indices for each of the census is dependent on volunteers. The primary source for free Cayuga county indexes are at FamilySearch, however, they link their search to the images to be found on Ancestry, which you must pay for. You can use the roll and page number from their index and access the records via the free census images below. In this way you are able to search and view every census record in Cayuga County New York for free.

A census is an official enumeration of the population in a particular area. In addition to counting the inhabitants of an area, the census generally collects other vital information, such as names, ages, citizenship status, and ethnic background. Each census can prove to be invaluable in painting a portrait of a family at a particular place and time. For genealogists, census records have become the go-to tool when conducting research in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In theory, census enumerate every person in every household, in ever district, in every town, in the state or country the census was taken in. In reality, they did miss people, for various reasons, and quite often misspelled names. To add further confusion, most census indices have been extracted by foreigners not familiar with the handwriting of the enumerator, or the local names. This requires the researcher to be diligent in searching for an individual, and don’t always take a “no results” in a search as the definitive word.

1910 New York Census Map
1910 New York Census Map

Unless otherwise indicated, all Cayuga County New York census records listed on this page should be accessible for free. When cost may be involved those listings will include the $$$ symbols. As a general rule we do not provide subscription listings when a free website location contains both the index and the images except for Ancestry. FamilySearch currently provides this method for the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1890, 1900 and 1940 census. As a result we limit those census to only the listings from FamilySearch and Ancestry (for users of FTM and subscribers).

State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795. Only the years of 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, and 1925 are currently online.

  • These census forms will help you keep track of the census information you find online: Free Census Forms

1790 Cayuga County New York Census Records

  • Free U. S. 1790 Census Form
  • 1790 Census Guide
  • Family Search 1790 Census Index
    Name index to the population schedules listing the inhabitants of the United States in 1790. This was the first national census conducted in the United States. No schedules are known to exist for Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia.
  • 1790 New York Census Images – Reel 0006
    These are free images of the 1790 census as they appear on the microfilm rolls. The quality of them is dependent on the actual film being scanned and in some cases may be difficult to read. Remember that Cayuga County in 1790 was a part of Montgomery County, so you will need to search that county when looking for your ancestor. Reel 006 covers the entire state of New York as it was in 1790.
  • Ancestry 1790 Census Index and Images – $$$

1800 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1810 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1820 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1830 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1840 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1850 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1855 Cayuga County New York State Census

  • Family Search 1855 New York State Census
    The population schedule for the 1855 New York state census records still in existence. Most counties are covered, but some records were destroyed. View the wiki or browse the collection to determine coverage. The following counties are included in the 1855 New York, State Census: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Jefferson, Kings, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, New York, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Yates.

1860 Cayuga County New York Census Records

  • Free U. S. 1860 Census Form
  • 1860 Census Guide
  • Family Search 1860 Census Index and Images
    Name index and images of population schedules listing inhabitants of the United States in 1860. Currently, data is available for Alabama (96%), Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Dakota Territory, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (99%), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • 1860 Cayuga County New York Census
    This is part of GenWeb’s Census Project website and provides a complete index and transcription for the 1860 Cayuga County New York Census. Since there is no intro page created by the project which reflects this specific census we have created this page so that our users understand the files they need to view, and how to view them. This 1860 census was transcribed and proofread in 2002 and 2003 by Linda Talbott and L. Medlin. It took about a year for them to transcribe and index the approximately 42,000 people enumerated within Cayuga County, New York in 1860. We’ve also included with our rendition links to the free census images for 1860.
  • Ancestry 1860 Census Index and Images – $$$

1865 Cayuga County New York Census Records

  • Family Search 1865 State Census Images
    This census is not indexed yet. This collection contains most of the 1865 New York state census records still in existence. Ten schedules were filed for each locality, including population, marriages, and deaths schedules. The population schedule included the name, age, birthplace, and occupation of each household member. Most counties are covered, but some records were destroyed. This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. The following counties are missing: Allegany, Clinton, Franklin, Genesee, Hamilton, New York, Oswego, Putnam, Queens, Cayuga, St Lawrence, Sullivan, Westchester, and Wyoming.

1870 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1875 Cayuga County New York State Census Records

  • Family Search 1875 State Census Images
    Images and index of the 1875 New York State Census as of 1 June 1875. The following counties are not included: Chemung, Clinton, Hamilton, New York (Manhattan), Niagara, Putnam, Queens, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Wayne, and Westchester.

1880 Cayuga County New York Census Records

  • Free U. S. 1880 Census Form
  • 1880 Census Guide
  • Family Search 1880 Census Index
    Names index to population schedules listing inhabitants of the United States in 1880. You can use the roll and page number from their index and access the records via the free census images below.
  • 1880 New York Census Images
    These are free images of the 1800 census as they appear on the microfilm rolls. The quality of them is dependent on the actual film being scanned and in some cases may be difficult to read. Either browse through them or for quicker results, use the Family Search index first.

    • Reel 813
      Cattaraugus (cont’d: ED 35, sheet 15-end) and Cayuga (part: EDs 1-19, sheet 10) Counties
    • Reel 814
      Cayuga County (cont’d: ED 19, sheet 11-end)
  • Ancestry 1880 Census Index and Images – $$$

1890 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1892 Cayuga County New York State Census Records

  • New York, State Census, 1892 – $$$
    Name index and images of the 1892 New York State Census. Hosted at Ancestry. Subscribers of Ancestry and users of FTM should use this link.

1900 Cayuga County New York Census Records

1905 Cayuga County New York State Census Records

  • New York, State Census, 1905
    Images of the population schedule of the census of New York taken in 1905. This census is an every-name index to the state’s inhabitants as of June 1, 1905.

1910 Cayuga County New York Census Records

  • Free U. S. 1910 Census Form
  • 1910 Census Guide
  • Family Search 1910 Census Index
    Name index to the 1910 population census schedules. Indexing is currently in progress and will include the entire census comprising 48 states, two territories (Arizona and New Mexico), Puerto Rico, and Military and Naval (in Philippines, Hospitals, Ships, and Stations). You can use the roll and page number from their index and access the records via the free census images below.
  • 1910 New York Census Images
    These are free images of the 1910 census as they appear on the microfilm rolls. The quality of them is dependent on the actual film being scanned and in some cases may be difficult to read.

    • Reel 927
      Cattaraugus (EDs 70-102, 196) and Cayuga (EDs 31-46) Counties.
    • Reel 928
      Cayuga (EDs 1-30, 47-71 ) County.
  • Ancestry 1910 Census Index and Images – $$$

1915 Cayuga County New York State Census Records

  • New York, State Census, 1915 – free/$$$
    Name index of the 1925 New York State Census at FamilySearch. To access the images you will need to be a member of Ancestry, however, the index as presented by FamilySearch includes more information in it then what you can find for free at Ancestry.
  • New York, State Census, 1915 – $$$
    Name index and images of the 1915 New York State Census. Hosted at Ancestry. Subscribers of Ancestry and users of FTM should use this link.

1920 Cayuga County New York Census Records

  • Free U. S. 1920 Census Form
  • 1920 Census Guide
  • Family Search 1920 Census Index
    Name index of population schedules listing inhabitants of the United States in 1920. This was the fourteenth census conducted since 1790. There were 107.5 million individuals enumerated this census year. You can use the roll and page number from their index and access the records via the free census images below.
  • 1920 New York Census Images
    These are free images of the 1920 census as they appear on the microfilm rolls. The quality of them is dependent on the actual film being scanned and in some cases may be difficult to read.

    • Reel 1089
      Cayuga Co. (EDs 1-37).
    • Reel 1090
      Cayuga Co. (EDs 38-59) and Chautauqua Co. (EDs 105-134 and 139-141).
  • Ancestry 1920 Census Index and Images – $$$

1925 Cayuga County New York State Census Records

  • New York, State Census, 1925 – free/$$$
    Name index of the 1925 New York State Census at FamilySearch. To access the images you will need to be a member of Ancestry, however, the index as presented by FamilySearch includes more information in it then what you can find for free at Ancestry.
  • New York, State Census, 1925 – $$$
    Name index and images of the 1925 New York State Census. Hosted at Ancestry. Subscribers of Ancestry and users of FTM should use this link.

1930 Cayuga County New York Census Records

  • Free U. S. 1930 Census Form
  • 1930 Census Guide
  • Family Search 1930 United States Census Index
    The 1930 United States Census Population Schedules. This includes the 48 states as well as Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Consular Services, Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. You can use the roll and page number from their index and access the records via the free census images below.
  • 1930 New York Census Images
    These are free images of the 1930 census as they appear on the microfilm rolls. The quality of them is dependent on the actual film being scanned and in some cases may be difficult to read.

    • Reel 1410
      Cattaraugus EDs 5-38 to 5-60, 5-67 to 5-83, Cayuga EDs 6-1 to 6-6
    • Reel 1411
      Cayuga EDs 6-7 to 6-28, 6-35, 6-29 to 6-34, 6-36 to 6-63
  • Ancestry 1930 Census Index and Images – $$$

1940 Cayuga County New York Census Records

  • Free U. S. 1940 Census Form
  • 1940 Census Guide
  • Family Search 1940 Census Index and Images
    Name index of population schedules listing inhabitants of the United States in 1940. This was the sixteenth census conducted since 1790. There were 134 million individuals enumerated this census year. The schedules cover the 48 states as well as Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
  • Official 1940 Census Website Images – Cayuga County
    This is the first census year in which the National Archives chose to release the images to the public by releasing them on their website for free. Unfortunately, they provide no index. This requires you to browse the specific locality for your ancestor. The above link takes you directly to the search result match for Cayuga County, saving you a few steps.
  • Ancestry 1940 Census Index and Images – $$$



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AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 13 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/cayuga-county-new-york-census-records.htm - Last updated on May 30th, 2014

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