Source Information

Virgin Islands Social History Associates (VISHA), comp. U.S. Virgin Islands Census, 1835-1911 (Danish Period) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: Virgin Islands Social History Associates (VISHA). US Virgin Islands Census (Danish Period 1835-1911). Virgin Islands Social History Associates (VISHA), PO Box 338, Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands 00841. Images and index reproduced courtesy of VISHA.

About U.S. Virgin Islands Census, 1835-1911 (Danish Period)

This database contains censuses for the island of St. Croix in the Danish West Indies (today the U.S. Virgin Islands). The censuses are for the years 1835, 1841, 1846, 1850, 1855, 1857, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1901, and 1911.

Information listed will vary according to census year, the form type used, and the questions asked. However, below is a list of the type of things you may find among these records.

  • Name

  • Household number

  • Status – free or slave

  • Gender

  • Age

  • Birth date or estimated birth year

  • Religion and when baptized

  • Marital status

  • Number of children alive

  • Occupation

  • Relationship to head of household

  • Birthplace or place of origin

  • Residence or census location

  • Property owner

  • Slave owner

  • Enumeration date

Note: There are some indexed records with no corresponding image available to view. Likewise, there are some images available to view through the browse below that have not been indexed. Therefore, you may need to use both methods of searching - using the search box and browsing the images - in order to find a record that you're looking for.