United States Census, 1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
 
The U.S. federal census was conducted each decade from 1790 to the present. This information pertains to the census conducted in 1910.
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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The 1910 census covers 95 to 97 percent of the population.&nbsp;  
 
The 1910 census covers 95 to 97 percent of the population.&nbsp;  
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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The U.S. federal census was conducted each decade from 1790 to the present. This information pertains to the census conducted in 1910.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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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.  
  
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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. &nbsp;
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Record Content  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States Census, 1910
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." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.
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text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Bureau of the Census. "Population Schedules for the 1910 Census." NARA microfilm publication T624. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. : n.d. <!--bibdescend-->}}
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
The 1910 census includes the following genealogical information:  
 
The 1910 census includes the following genealogical information:  
  
[[Image:1910 United States Census.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:1910 United States Census.jpg|thumb|right|1910 United States Census.jpg]]  
  
*Full name
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*State, county, township and enumeration district
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*Street address and house number
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*Name of head of household
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*Names of all members of household
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*Relationship to head of household
 
*Race  
 
*Race  
*Sex
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*Gender
 
*Age (can be used to calculate an approximate birth year)  
 
*Age (can be used to calculate an approximate birth year)  
*Relationship to the head of household
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*Marital status (single, married, widowed or divorced)
*Birthplace of the individual and the parents (included even if the parents were not members of the household)
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*Number of years married (can be used to approximate marriage year)  
*Marital status (single, married, widowed, or divorced  
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*Number of children born to mother  
*Number of years married (can be used to calculate the approximate marriage year)  
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*Number of children still living  
*Number of children born to each mother and the number of those still living  
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*Birthplace of each member of household
*Year of immigration
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*Father's birthplace
*Whether a naturalized citizen
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*Mother's birthplace
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*What language was spoken
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
*Language spoken
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*Name of workplace
*Whether a Civil War veteran
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*Street address and house number
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
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Search the Collection<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "DGS Film Number" category<br> which takes you to the images<br>
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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Or
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the census index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page number or family number) to locate your ancestors in the census. Compare the information in the census to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the census index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page number or family number) to locate your ancestors in the census. Compare the information in the census to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
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.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
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.
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
 
"United States Census, 1910." index and images, [https://www.familysearch.org/ ''FamilySearch''&nbsp;] accessed 8 April 2011, entry for Ruth M Judd; citing Census Records, Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, family number 201, page number 11; United States Bureau of the Census, National Archives, Washington, D.C.  
 
"United States Census, 1910." index and images, [https://www.familysearch.org/ ''FamilySearch''&nbsp;] accessed 8 April 2011, entry for Ruth M Judd; citing Census Records, Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, family number 201, page number 11; United States Bureau of the Census, National Archives, Washington, D.C.  
  
 
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: United States Census, 1910 .

Contents

Record Description

Population schedules consist of 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 in the order in which the enumerator visited the households

Federal census takers were asked to record information about all those who were in a household on the census day, which was April 15 for the 1910 census. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information collected was supposed to have been about the people who were 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 then sent to the Census Office of the Commerce Department in Washington, D.C. 

In the 1940s, after microfilming the schedules for 1910, the Commerce Department destroyed the originals. Microforms of the originals are well preserved at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 

The 1910 census covers 95 to 97 percent of the population. 

The U.S. federal census was conducted each decade from 1790 to the present. This information pertains to the census conducted in 1910.

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.  

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"United States Census, 1910

." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


text = Bureau of the Census. "Population Schedules for the 1910 Census." NARA microfilm publication T624. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. : n.d. 

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The 1910 census includes the following genealogical information:

1910 United States Census.jpg
  • 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
  • Race
  • Gender
  • 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
  • Occupation
  • Name of workplace

How to Use the Records

Search the Collection
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "DGS Film Number" category
which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Or

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the census index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page number or family number) to locate your ancestors in the census. Compare the information in the census to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

For example:

  • 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.
  • Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the 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.
  • If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”

It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.

Be sure to extract all families before you look at other records. The relationships given will help you to organize family groups. The family groupings will help you identify related families when you discover additional information in other records.

Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:

  • Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even an entire county.
  • You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
  • You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
  • Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.

You should also be aware that the census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.


Known Issues with This Collection

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"United States Census, 1910." index and images, FamilySearch  accessed 8 April 2011, entry for Ruth M Judd; citing Census Records, Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, family number 201, page number 11; United States Bureau of the Census, National Archives, Washington, D.C.