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1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)
 
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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United States  Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Census  Gotoarrow.png  1890 Census

Contents

Content

1890—destroyed/damaged by fire, in Commerce Dept. 1921. 1% survived, 6,160 individuals.

1890 Census was taken beginning 1 June 1890, for two weeks to thirty days. The following information was recorded by the census taker:
                        Name
                        Age
                        Sex
                        Address
                        Number of families in the house
                        Number of persons in the house
                        Number of persons in the family 
                        Relationship to head of family
                        Race: white, black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese, Japanese, or Indian
                        Marital status
                        Whether married during the year
                        Total children born to mother
                        Number of children living
                        Birthplace
                        Birthplace of parents
                         If foreign born, how many years in the United States
                         Naturalized or in the process of naturalization
                         Profession, trade, or occupation
                         Months unemployed during census year
                         Able to read and write
                         Speak English; if not, language or dialect spoken
                         Suffering from acute or chronic disease (if so, name of disease and length
                                    of time afflicted)
                         Defective in mind, sight, hearing, or speech
                         Crippled, maimed, or deformed (with name of defect)
                         Prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper
                         Home is rented or owned by the head or a member of the family 
                                   (if so, whether mortgaged)
                         Head of family a farmer, if he or a family member rented or owned the farm
                         If mortgaged, the post office address of the owner


 1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf

Value

The 1890 census can be used to:1

                        Determine how many children total in a family   
                        Determine immigration details

 1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html

Unique Features and Problems

1.  Listed the address of the individual
2.  Listed if a person was a soldier, sailor, or a marine during the Civil War
3.  Listed whether they were Union or Confederate
4.  Listed whether they were a widow of a veteran
5.  Listed, if a mother, the number of children she had and how many were living
6.  If foreign born, the individual was asked how many years they had been in the United States and if they
     were naturalized or in the process of being naturalized
7.  Lists what language the individual speaks
8.  Lists number of months employed
9.  Asks if the home is rented or owned (and mortgaged)
10. Listed individuals in Army forts, US vessels, Navy Yards, & prisons.
11. Most schedules destroyed by fire in 1921
12. Special 1890 schedules enumerating Union veterans & their widows from the Civil War are sometimes used as
     a census substitute.
 

States Covered and Missing

Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota 
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota 
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1890 Surviving schedules-- The following population schedules have survived for the 1890 federal census:

                       Alabama--Perry County, Perryville beat number 11 and Severe beat number 8.
                       District of Columbia--Q. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, R.Q. Corcoran, Fifteenth, S.R. and Riggs streets,
                                 Johnson Avenue, and S Street
                       Georgia--Muscogee County, Columbus Township
                       Illinois--McDonough County, Mound Township.
                       Minnesota--Wright County, Rockford Township.
                       New Jersey--Hudson County, Jersey City
                       New York--Suffolk County, Brookhaven Township and Westchester County, Eastchester Township.
                       North Carolina--Gaston County, South Point & River Bend Townships and Cleveland County,
                                  Township No. 2
                       Ohio--Hamilton County, Cincinnati and Clinton County, Wayne Township
                       South Dakota--Union County, Jefferson Township
                       Texas--Ellis County, J.P. No. 6, Mountain Peak and Ovilla Precinct
                                  Hood County, Precinct No. 5
                                  Rusk County, No. 6, J.P. No. 7
                                  Trinity County, Trinity Town and Precinct No. 2
                                  Kaufman County, Kaufman

Check ancestry.com for the database of the 1890 Census Substitute.

 Territories

  • Arizona
  • Alaska
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma(unorganized)
  • Utah

Web Sites

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

Ancestry.com: http://www.ancestry.com/

References 

1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)