The easiest way to place your order is by
using our online
U.S. Census Catalog.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Paypal, checks and money orders.
Our census images have been scanned at extremely high resolution.
Because of this, the file sizes are large. If you do not have access
to a high speed internet connection, your best option is to order the DVD
Prices and Formats
DCS provides U.S. Federal census records on DVD and via electronic
download. Either version costs $32.99.
Each DVD (or download) contains the same images as found on the
original census microfilm roll sold by the National Archives.
To simplify the ordering process, we use the National Archives'
numbering system for all our digital census records.
Mail and Phone Orders
Do you already know the Series and Roll numbers you wish to order? If
not, visit our online U.S. Census Catalog.
Once you determine the Series and Roll numbers you need, mail or
phone in your order. Here is a Mail Order Form.
Make your check or money order payable to DCS and mail to:
9802 State Route 24
Moxee, WA 98936
You can phone your order in by dialing: 1-888-423-6787
DCS guarantees its DVDs and downloads for 30 days. Should your DVD or download
fail to be function properly within 30 days of its purchase, we will replace it
at no charge to you. As long as the failure is not due to obvious customer abuse.
We recommend you make a backup copy of your DVD or download as soon you receive
it. Once the warranty period has expired DCS does not replace DVDs or downloads
which have been inadvertently corrupted or destroyed.
Acceptable Use Policy
By purchasing our census DVDs or downloads, you agree to be bound by our
User Agreement. Please read before
DVDs are processed within 48 hours, Monday through
Friday but please allow a minimum of seven days for your DVD to arrive before
contacting us. Most orders will arrive at their destination before then.
Downloads are processed within 24 hours, Monday
through Friday. An email, with a download link to your order, will be sent.
The link will be active for 72 hours. Please contact us if you experience any
problems downloading your census records.
IMPORTANT: Orders are processed specifically
for each customer. Because of this, all sales are final. However, if you make a mistake
on your order and contact us before it has been processed. We will correct the order
at no extra charge.
Orders that have already been processed, cannot be changed without incurring
Orders placed after 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Fridays (or on weekends) are processed
as if the order had been placed on the following Monday. The same procedure applies for
orders placed on any Federal holiday.
If You Are New To Census Research
It's important to understand that the DVD (or download) you order will contain
only that portion of the U.S. Federal census records which you ordered, not the
A typical microfilm roll from the National Archives has 600 to 700
census pages on it. The U.S. Federal census microfilm collection
1790 - 1930 holds approximately 15,000 rolls and 12.5 million pages.