FamilySerachLabs has now gone live with the 1870 Federal Census.
That site now has the 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880 and 1900 census indexed and available online. These indexes are free.
These are All New Indexes and Images.
I was using the various online census indexes to search for some of my relatives. There was a dark blotch on the page and it was difficult to make out the name. So, I went to the 1900 Census Index at FamilySerachLabs and was very surprised to see that the same image on this page was crystal clear – no blotch. Why – I asked? Answer – FamilySerachLabs made the extra effort to create all new digital images of the census pages.
The 1870 census is available in two formats:
Indexed and Searchable – search every name in the census for these States:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Dakota Territory, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.
Browsable – lets you look at the digital images of each page in the census for All States except Kentucky, Vermont and Virginia.
FamilySearchLabs will be putting the rest of these census images & indexes online shortly.