1890 U.S. Census Substitute

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It is used by Ancestry.com because seventy-five percent of the original 1890 census records were destroyed in a 1921 fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. before census records were stored permanently in the National Archives.
It is used by Ancestry.com because seventy-five percent of the original 1890 census records were destroyed in a 1921 fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. before census records were stored permanently in the National Archives.
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=Questions from the original 1890 census= Charles W. Walker
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=Questions from the original 1890 census=
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* address (modern address)  404 Ann Street McGregor,Iowa 52157
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* address
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* number of families in house 1
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* number of families in house
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* number of persons in house Family-4  Domestic help-3
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* number of persons in house
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* whether a soldier, sailor or marine for the Union or  Confederate army during the American Civil War, or widow of such person No
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* whether a soldier, sailor or marine for the Union or  Confederate army during the American Civil War, or widow of such person
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* relationship to head of family Head
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* relationship to head of family
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* race, described as white, African American/black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese American, Japanese American, or Native American   White
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* race, described as white, African American/black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese American, Japanese American, or Native American
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* sex Male
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* sex  
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* age 59
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* age  
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* marital status married
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* marital status
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* mother of how many children and number now living   2
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* mother of how many children and number now living  
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* place of birth of person and their father and mother MA, NY,NY,NY
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* place of birth of person and their father and mother  
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* if foreign-born, number of years in US NA
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* if foreign-born, number of years in US
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* whether naturalized NA
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* whether naturalized
* whether papers have been taken out
* whether papers have been taken out
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* profession, trade or occupation Ticket agent for steamship and railroad
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* profession, trade or occupation
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* months unemployed during census year 0
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* months unemployed during census year
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* ability to read and write Yes
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* ability to read and write
* ability to speak English, and, if unable, language or dialect spoken
* ability to speak English, and, if unable, language or dialect spoken
* whether suffering from acute or chronic disease, with name of disease and length of time afflicted
* whether suffering from acute or chronic disease, with name of disease and length of time afflicted
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* whether defective in mind, sight, hearing or speech, or whether crippled, maimed or deformed, with name of defect No
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* whether defective in mind, sight, hearing or speech, or whether crippled, maimed or deformed, with name of defect
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* whether a prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper No
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* whether a prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper
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* home rented, or owned by head or member of family, and, if owned, whether free from mortgage Owned
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* home rented, or owned by head or member of family, and, if owned, whether free from mortgage
* if farmer, whether farm is rented, or owned by head or member of family; if owned, whether free from mortgage; if rented, post office box of owner
* if farmer, whether farm is rented, or owned by head or member of family; if owned, whether free from mortgage; if rented, post office box of owner
[[Category: U.S. Census and Voter Lists]]
[[Category: U.S. Census and Voter Lists]]

Current revision as of 23:54, 11 December 2012

The 1890 U.S. Census Substitute is a substitute for the original records of the 1890 U.S. Federal Census.

Purpose

It is used by Ancestry.com because seventy-five percent of the original 1890 census records were destroyed in a 1921 fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. before census records were stored permanently in the National Archives.

Questions from the original 1890 census

  • address
  • number of families in house
  • number of persons in house
  • whether a soldier, sailor or marine for the Union or Confederate army during the American Civil War, or widow of such person
  • relationship to head of family
  • race, described as white, African American/black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese American, Japanese American, or Native American
  • sex
  • age
  • marital status
  • mother of how many children and number now living
  • place of birth of person and their father and mother
  • if foreign-born, number of years in US
  • whether naturalized
  • whether papers have been taken out
  • profession, trade or occupation
  • months unemployed during census year
  • ability to read and write
  • ability to speak English, and, if unable, language or dialect spoken
  • whether suffering from acute or chronic disease, with name of disease and length of time afflicted
  • whether defective in mind, sight, hearing or speech, or whether crippled, maimed or deformed, with name of defect
  • whether a prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper
  • home rented, or owned by head or member of family, and, if owned, whether free from mortgage
  • if farmer, whether farm is rented, or owned by head or member of family; if owned, whether free from mortgage; if rented, post office box of owner
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