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1890 Census

Dates: 1 June (2 weeks - 30 days)

Uniqueness:
-Listed the address of the individual.
-Listed if a person was a soldier, sailor, or a marine during the Civil War
-Listed whether they were Union or Confederate
-Listed whether they were a widow of a veteran
-Listed, if a mother, the number of children she had and how many were living.
-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.
-Lists what language the individual speaks
-Lists number of months employed
-Asks if the home is rented or owned (and mortgaged)
-Listed individuals in Army forts, US vessels, Navy Yards, & prisons.

Problems:
-Most schedules destroyed by fire in 1921.

States Covered:
-44 states & District of Columbia: All of those listed for 1880 (34) plus 6 more: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming.
-A few districts and counties survived: Check Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas.

States Missing: Check ancestry.com for the database of the 1890 Census Substitute.

Territories:
Arizona Oklahoma
Alaska (unorganized) Utah
New Mexico


 

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