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Most of 1890 Census has been destroyed:

Only a small fragment of the 1890 general population census is available today as most of the 1890 census was "destroyed by a fire" .

The surviving 1890 census states are only available for parts of Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas. The loss of the 1890 census is a grave one for those interested in genealogy, so efforts have been made to find substitutes for the 1890 census.
  • The 1890 veterans census is used as an 1890 census substitute census.
  • City directories are often used as an 1890 census substitutes. .

Where can I find the 1890 U.S. Census?

  • 1890 United States Federal Census
    All the surviving census, which includes only 6,160 people, has been digitized and indexed by Ancestry. You can view the transcribed names, location, and numbers of family members for free. Images are available for a fee. 1890 Census Records
    First Name

    Last Name
    Fully indexed. Search by name and / or state.

    Can't find someone in your census search?
    Some names may seem misspelled in the census index. Search phoenetically or search by sound-a-like surname variations.

  • Transcribed Census Records
    Some of the 1890 census may have been transcribed and placed on the internet.
    Search by name, county, state and/or year.
    Search for U.S. census transcriptions on websites across the internet including the U.S. GenWeb Projects.

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What can I learn from the 1890 Census Records?

Census Date - June 1, 1890

Census questions:
  • City or town or district or township and county of residence
  • Name of the head of each household.
  • Name of each free person in a household
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Color (white, black or mulatto)
  • Occupation of males over 15
  • Value of real estate owned
  • Whether person attended school or was married within the year
  • Whether the person could read or write if over 20
  • Whether deaf-mute, blind, insane, an idiot, a pauper or a convict

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What states are in the 1890 Census?

Most of this census was destroyed and only portions of the census survive for the states of Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas.

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