1900 Ancestry Census Records Search
Can't find someone using the search?
Many names are misspelled in the index. It may be incorrect on the original census, the handwriting may have difficult to decipher, or the microfilm may have been too faded to read correctly. Use these hints to expand your search.
- Click on the top tab to try both "exact matches" and "best matches".
- Try a wild card search using an asterisk; i.e. John* in the surname field will bring up Johns, Johnston and Johnson
- Try a wild card search using a question mark; i.e. Johns?n in the surname filed will bring up Johnson and Johnsen
- Search only a particular county or town leaving the name field blank.
- Search only on first names - even wildcarded first names.
- Combine any or all of the above
Census Date June 1, 1900
1900 Census Finding Aids
1900 Census Questions:
Relation to head of household
Month and year of birth, and age at last birthday
Number of years married
For married women, number of children born and
number of those children living
For an alien or naturalized citizen: year of immigration to the US; number of years in the US, whether still an alien, having applied for citizenship, or naturalized (A or AL - Alien; NA - Naturalized; NR - Not Reported; PA - First Papers Filed)
Occupation of 10 and older, or number of months not employed
Information about school attendance, literacy and ability to speak English
Whether residence was a farm
Whether occupant was a homeowner
Search US Census by year
| Free at Ancestry.com
It's Easy to Get Started!
Build your family tree
online for FREE! Ancestry.com will use what you enter to find more about your family's ancestors.
Free Ancestry Databases
Free Ancestry.com databases listed by location and popularity.
| Site Features
Genealogy Records Search
Search for your ancestors by record type.
Search by Location
Search for your ancestors by country.
Free genealogy resources: charts, lessons, software, databases, look ups, relationship charts, form letters, translation services.
Ancestry.com Coupons & Deals
Special offers, coupons, coupon codes, discounts, sales & deals
Family Tree Maker 2014 list of improvements
Find your family in the free online databases of digitized original world-wide records.