1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 3, 2019 12:20 PM by Yvonne Edeker

    Is the digitized 1860 U.S. Census copyrighted?

    Irene Monley Newbie

      Are the digitized copies of the 1860 U.S. Census that are available on FamilySearch copyrighted? Can they be used royalty-free with attribution to NARA and FamilySearch?

        • Re: Is the digitized 1860 U.S. Census copyrighted?
          Yvonne Edeker Newbie

          No. The 1860 census is not copyrighted. And the digitized image should be attributed to where you found it; a good citation for Ancestry or Family Search would be:


          1870 U.S. Census, County, State, population schedule, Post Office, page # (note whether it's penned or stamped), dwelling #, family #, line #,  Name of person; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 October 2019); citing NARA microfilm publication #, roll #.


          If you find the image at the National Archives - the NARA has its own preferred citation format, and you should follow that.