These volumes are presented with permission from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.  To cite this data please use:

"Committee to visit the Colored People" census facts collected by Benjamin C. Bacon and Charles Gardner [Ams .133] 1838.
Pennsylvania Abolition Society papers [0490].

 "Committee to visit the Colored People" analysis of census facts collected by Benjamin C. Bacon and Charles Gardner [AmS
.134] 1838. Pennsylvania Abolition Society papers [0490].

SEARCH THE CENSUS

Here is our first Finding Aid.  To have full capabilities, make a copy of the sheet.  Take note of the Volume Number and Pages columns. Then turn to that volume and that page to find your people. 

Academic Researchers, the full transcription of the 1838, 1847 and 1856 PAS Census is on ICPSR for download thanks to the
Philadelphia Social History Project. We were able to use that data set to connect names to page numbers.  

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See where people lived! 
Check out our 1838 Black Population Heat Map