United States Census 1910

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1910 Census was taken beginning 15 April 1910, for two weeks to thirty days. The following information was recorded by the census taker:

1910—15 Apr 1910—30 days or two weeks for populations 5,000+

1) Name
2) Relationship to head of household
3) Sex
4) Color or race
5) Age at last birthday
6) Marital status
7) Length of present marriage
8) For mothers--# of children & # living
9) Birthplace
10) Birthplace of parents
11) If foreign born, year of immigration and citizenship status
12) Language spoken
13) Occupation
14) Type of industry employed in
15) Employer, employee or self-emp
16) # of weeks unemployed in 1909
17) Read and write
18) Attended daytime school since 1 Sep 1909
19) Home rented or owned
20) If owned, mortgage free?
21) Home a house or farm?
22) If Veteran of the Union or Confederate army or navy
23) Blind in both eyes
24) If deaf and dumb
25) Indian schedule recorded tribe/band


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



The 1870 census can be used to:1

Verify Civil War service
Document ethnic origins
Locate military/naval personnel in hospitals, ships, and stations & those stations in Philippines


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


Unique Features and Problems

  • Listed whether the individual was an employer, employee, or self-employed
  • Included territories, military & naval personnel
  • Indian schedules at the end of county population schedules
  • The quality of filming of the censuses was very poor. Many censuses are hard to read
  • The Soundex has many omissions (need to check the actual census)
  • Only a portion of the states are located in the Soundex

 Miracode and Soundex used
 Omission rate in indexes higher than other censuses
 Cross index to 39 cities
 Good naturalization info.

States Covered and Missing

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

No States Missing


  • Arizona
  • Alaska (unorganized)
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico


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



Bibliographic Citations

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