We are in the process of transcribing the census records for every
Culpepper in every US Census that has been released to the public
(1790-1940). Additional help would be welcome!
Background. Years ago, Lew Griffin undertook a mammoth job to
transcribe on paper the records for all Culpeppers in the censuses from
1790 to 1910. From 1790 through 1870, he used published census indices and
transcribed the data from microfilm images of the actual census records.
From 1880 through 1910, and later 1920, he worked from microfilm of the Soundex
listings. From these census records, Lew built a significant portion of
today's Culpepper Family Tree. However,
there were several limitations to what Lew could accomplish because of the
limited state of indexed information at the time.
Current Status. As of 2006,
the images of all of the US census records from 1790-1930 had been
published online by Ancestry.com
along with an index to every name.
The Culpepper Census Project
Since we have a lot of loose ends or orphan Culpeppers, and since we
believe that many of these loose ends can be resolved by a careful review
of more complete census records, Warren Culpepper has undertaken a
long-term project to systematically publish in our Web archives the full
details of every Culpepper census record. From the archives, they are being entered into our
TMG database, and from that database, we extract and publish the Web
version of the family tree. At several points along the way, and at the
end of this undertaking, we'll attempt to find duplicate names and tie up
Your Help is Needed
We would welcome the assistance of other Culpepper
researchers in transcribing records from the census images. If you have
a census subscription to Ancestry.com and would like to help by
assuming transcription responsibility for the Culpeppers in one or more
censuses for a state, or part of a state, please contact
We would like to thank the following volunteers who have helped with
this project so far: