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United States Census, 1910
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|Record Type||Census Population Schedules|
|Record Group||RG 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census,1790-2007|
|Microfilm Publication||T624. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. 1784 rolls.|
|Arrangement||Arranged alphabetically by state, by county, and by enumeration district.|
|National Archives Identifier||2353588|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Index to the 1910 population census schedules from National Archive microfilm publication T624, Thirteenth Census of the United States,1910. The collection is part of Record Group 29 Records of the Bureau of the Census. The census returns comprise 48 states, two territories (Arizona and New Mexico), Puerto Rico, and Military and Naval (in Philippines, Hospitals, Ships, and Stations). The collection is arranged alphabetically by state, then by county, and by enumeration district (ED). Enumeration districts may not always be arranged in numerical order within each state. The index created by FamilySearch and Ancestry.com. The census will identify the place of residence on April 15,1910 for each person counted.
Population schedules were recorded on large sheets with rows and columns. The schedules are arranged by state, county, place, and enumeration district. The districts are not always filed in sequential order. The arrangement of families on a schedule is usually the order in which the enumerator visited the households.
Federal census takers were asked to record information about all the people who were in a household on the census day, which was April 15 for the 1910 census. A census taker might have visited the residence on a later date, but the information collected was to have been about the people in the residence on the census day. The basic census enumeration unit was the county. Each county was divided into enumeration districts, one for each enumerator. The completed forms were sent to the Census Office of the Commerce Department in Washington, D.C. The schedules cover 95 to 97 percent of the population.
The U.S. federal census has been taken at the beginning of every decade, beginning in 1790, to apportion the number of representatives a state could send to the House of Representatives. In the absence of a national system of vital registration, many vital statistics and personal questions were asked to provide a statistical profile of the nation and its states.
Federal censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care taken by the census enumerator. Realize that any family member or even a neighbor may have supplied information to the census taker. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- State, county, township and enumeration district
- Street address and house number
- Name of head of household
- Names of all members of household
- Relationship to head of household
- Age (can be used to calculate an approximate birth year)
- Marital status (single, married, widowed or divorced)
- Number of years married (can be used to approximate marriage year)
- Number of children born to mother
- Number of children still living
- Birthplace of each member of household
- Father's birthplace
- Mother's birthplace
- What language was spoken
- Name of workplace
- Survivor: Union or Confederate Army or Navy: UA Union Army; UN Union Navy; CA Confederate Army; CN Confederate Navy
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate age and birth place of your ancestor
- The state and county where your ancestor lived
- The names of other family members
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family
- Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses
- Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Remember that as with any index, transcription errors may occur
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Look for another index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records
- Search neighboring localities or states
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.
- United States Guided Research
- United States Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Using the Census to find other records about ancestors
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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