1935 DAR Transcription of the 1852 California Census for Santa Clara County
Although California joined the United States in 1950, it missed the federal
census. 1852 was the first census taken in the state. In 1935 as part of the WPA
projects, the DAR transcribed the census. The original census was filmed in the
1970s but was already of poor quality and the original sheets were destroyed.
What follows here is a reproduction of the Santa Clara Co portion of the DAR
transcription. The films for this transcription for the whole state can be found
in our library. In addition, we have purchased a CD from
the Southern California
Genealogical Society that spent eight years comparing the DAR work and the films
of the original census. This is also available in our library as is the film for
Santa Clara Co census sheets.