United States Census 1900
Indexes and Images[edit | edit source]
For an article about 1900 census population schedules available for free online at FamilySearch Historical Record Collections see the U.S. Census Population Schedules, 1900 Wiki page. Ancestry.com (subscription site) has indexes and images of all 1900 federal censuses. HeritageQuestOnline.com (subscription site) has indexes and images of all 1900 federal censuses. A Soundex index for each state and for institutions is also available on microfilm.
Content[edit | edit source]
The 1900 Census was taken beginning 1 June 1900, for thirty days or two weeks for populations of 10,000+. The following information was recorded by the census taker:
1900 Census Questions: Hosted by CensusFinder.com
Value[edit | edit source]
The 1900 census can be used to:
- identify month of birth
- identify year of marriage
- determine year of immigration
1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1850-1930.html
Unique Features and Problems[edit | edit source]
- Month & year of birth
- Number of years married
- Number of children born & living
- How long immigrant been in country & if naturalized
- Home/farm was owned/rented
- Property free or mortgaged
- Person Civil War Vet or widow of one
- A Soundex index is available for each state.
- Oklahoma census schedules and Soundex indexes are split between Oklahoma Territory to the northwest, and Indian Territory to the southeast.
States and Territories Covered[edit | edit source]
- All states, District of Columbia, and the Territories listed below:
Missing Records[edit | edit source]
- No States Missing
Where to Find the Records[edit | edit source]
The 1900 Federal Census is available online.
Websites[edit | edit source]
1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf
1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html
References[edit | edit source]
1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)
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