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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:
                        Name
                        Address
                        Relationship to head of household
                        Color/race
                        Sex
                        Month and year of birth
                        Age at last birthday
                        Marital status
                        Number of years married
                        Total children born to mother
                        Number of children living
                        Birthplace
                        Birthplace of parents
                        Foreign born
                        Year of Immigration
                        Number of years in U.S.
                        Citizenship status of over 21
                        Occupation
                        Read, write & speak English
                        Home owned or rented
                        Home was a farm
                        Home was mortgaged


 Value

The 1900 census can be used to:1
                        Locate individuals by Soundex
                        Month & year of birth—go to vital records
                       Great naturalization info
                       Great marriage/child info
                        Indian schedules at end of state instead of county
1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html

Unique Features and Problems

  1. Month & year of birth
  2. Number of years married
  3. Number of children born & living
  4. How long immigrant been in country & if naturalized
  5. Home/farm was owned/rented
  6. Property free or mortgaged
  7. Person Civil War Vet or widow of one
  8. A Soundex index is available for each state.
  9. Oklahoma census schedules and Soundex indexes are split between Oklahoma Territory to the northwest, and Indian Territory to the southeast.

Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory on 1900 census

States Covered and Missing

  • All states, District of Columbia, and the Territories listed below


No States Missing

 Territories

  • Arizona
  • Alaska (unorganized)
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma — split between
    • Oklahoma Territory
    • Indian Territory 

Web Sites

1900 United States Census—A free Internet census index and images to the 1900 census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. This index shows every name listed on the census and is linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

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

  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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