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United States Census Defective Schedules

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Availability[edit | edit source]

Some schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent (DDD) Classes for 1880 can be found on microfilm at the National Archives and for some states at the Family History Library. The National Archives has microfilms for Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

In 1880 separate supplemental schedules were taken of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent classes of the population. These are in addition to the questions on the population schedules about mental and physical defects. Note that those in institutions are also found in the population schedules.

Content[edit | edit source]

 1880 schedule lists individuals by name who were:

                        Insane

                        Idiots

                        Deaf-mutes

                        Blind

                        Homeless Children

                        Inhabitants in Prison

                        Pauper and Indigent

Indexes[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

NARA:  http://www.archives.gov/research/census/nonpopulation/

References[edit | edit source]

  • Dollarhide, William. The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes. (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999.) FHL Book 973.X27d.

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