Ge­neal­ogy: Uti­liz­ing the 1890, 1900 and 1910 cen­suses

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Ginny Ack­er­son

In 1921, a fire in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., re­sulted in the de­struc­tion of most of the 1890 census. Some small frag­ments sur­vived the fire, how­ever, and are very valu­able. Gen­eral pop­u­la­tion sched­ules (two rolls of film) enu­mer­at­ing over 6,000 peo­ple in Alabama, Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Ge­or­gia, Illinois, Min­nesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota and Texas sur­vived. Re­cently Floyd County, Va., found a copy of a cou­ple of enu­mer­a­tions dis­tricts in their ar­chives. Next, there are 118 rolls of film of the sched­ules of Union Civil War Veter­ans or their wid­ows. Al­though this census was in­tended to enu­mer­ate Union veter­ans and their wid­ows, census tak­ers of­ten in­cluded Con­fed­er­ates and veter­ans of ear­lier wars. The first Ok­la­homa ter­ri­to­rial sched­ules also sur­vived (one roll) along with a list of se­lected Delaware African-Amer­i­cans, about 454 peo­ple on one roll.

The 1900 census sched­ules give for each per­son the name; ad­dress; re­la­tion­ship to the head of the house­hold; color or race; sex; month and year of birth; age at last birth­day; mar­i­tal sta­tus; if a wife is listed within the house­hold, then the num­ber of years mar­ried, num­ber of chil­dren born of that mar­riage, and num­ber of chil­dren liv­ing; places of birth of each in­di­vid­ual and of the par­ents of each in­di­vid­ual; cit­i­zen­ship; if the in­di­vid­ual is for­eign born, then the year of im­mi­gra­tion and the num­ber of years in the United States; the cit­i­zen­ship sta­tus of for­eign born in­di­vid­u­als over age 21; oc­cu­pa­tion; whether or not per­son can read, write, and speak English; whether home is owned or rented; whether or not home is a farm; and whether or not home is mort­gaged.

The 1910 census sched­ules record the fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion for each per­son: name, re­la­tion­ship to head of house­hold, sex, color or race, age at last birth­day, mar­i­tal sta­tus, length of present mar­riage, if a mother, num­ber of chil­dren and num­ber of liv­ing chil­dren, place of birth, place of birth of par­ents, if for­eign born, year of im­mi­gra­tion and cit­i­zen­ship sta­tus, lan­guage spo­ken, oc­cu­pa­tion, type of in­dus­try em­ployed in, if em­ployer, em­ployee, or self-em­ployed, if un­em­ployed, num­ber of weeks un­em­ployed in 1909, abil­ity to read and write, if at­tended day­time school since Sept. 1, 1909, if home is rented or owned, if home is owned, free, or mort­gaged, if home is a house or a farm, if a sur­vivor of Union or Con­fed­er­ate Army or Navy, if blind in both eyes, if deaf and dumb.

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