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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/publications-microfilm-catalogs-census/1910/index.html NARA 1910 Federal Population Census Guide]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/charts-forms/1910-census.pdf NARA 1910 Federal Census Form]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/census/veterans-and-pensioners.pdf NARA Reference Report Veterans in the 1910 Census]
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/charts-forms/1910-indians.pdf NARA Sample Census Form Native American]
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| RW_URL_07 = [http://www.censusfinder.com/1910-census.htm 1910 Census Findings]
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== 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
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
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.&nbsp;
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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.  
  
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.&nbsp;
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The 1910 census covers 95 to 97 percent of the population.&nbsp;
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
The U.S. federal census was conducted each decade from 1790 to the present. This information pertains to the census conducted in 1910.
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Image:1910 United States Census.jpg|1910 United States Census
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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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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
 
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;
 
 
 
=== 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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| 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-->}}
 
 
 
[[United States Census Population Schedules 1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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The 1910 census includes the following information:  
 
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*State, county, township and enumeration district  
The 1910 census includes the following genealogical information:  
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*Street address and house number  
 
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*Name of head of household  
[[Image:1910 United States Census.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Names of all members of household  
 
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*Relationship to head of household  
*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  
 
*Race  
*Gender
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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)  
*Marital status (single, married, widowed or divorced)
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*Marital status (single, married, widowed or divorced)  
*Number of years married (can be used to approximate marriage year)
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*Number of years married (can be used to approximate marriage year)  
*Number of children born to mother
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*Number of children born to mother  
*Number of children still living
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*Number of children still living  
*Birthplace of each member of household
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*Birthplace of each member of household  
 
*Father's birthplace  
 
*Father's birthplace  
 
*Mother's birthplace  
 
*Mother's birthplace  
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*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Name of workplace
 
*Name of workplace
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* Survivor: Union or Confederate Army or Navy: UA Union Army; UN  Union Navy; CA Confederate Army; CN Confederate Navy
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
  
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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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate age and birth place of your ancestor
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*The state and county where your ancestor lived
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*The names of other family members
  
Or
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1727033?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.
  
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.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1727033/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "State" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Township" <br>⇒Select the appropriate "District" which takes you to the images.  
  
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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Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
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.  
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
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Keep in mind:
  
For example:
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
*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.
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For tips about searching on-line collections, see the wiki article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*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.
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
  
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.  
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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.  
  
Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*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.
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*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
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*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.
  
*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.
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?  ===
*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.  
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*Remember that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*Look for another index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search neighboring localities or states.
  
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==== General Information About These Records  ====
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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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.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached [[United States Census Population Schedules 1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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.
  
*[http://www.censusfinder.com/1910-census.htm 1910 Census Findings]
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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.  
*[http://www.censusfnder.com Census Finder]
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/ United States Census Online]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{USCensus}}
  
*[[United States Federal Census]]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[[United States Census]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached [[United States Census, 1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
{{Contributor invite}}
 
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
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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{{Collection citation| text = “United States Census, 1910.” Database with Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T624. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}} <br>
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"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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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Census Population Schedules
Record Group RG 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census,1790-2007
Collection years 1910
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
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
National Archives and Records Administration



What is in the Collection?

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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States Census, 1910.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The 1910 census includes the following information:

  • 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
  • Survivor: Union or Confederate Army or Navy: UA Union Army; UN Union Navy; CA Confederate Army; CN Confederate Navy

How Do I Search the Collection?

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 by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "State"
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Township"
⇒Select the appropriate "District" which takes you to the images.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Keep in mind:

  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections, see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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 Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.

General Information About These Records

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.


Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“United States Census, 1910.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T624. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States Census, 1910.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States Census, 1910.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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