Monday, December 10, 2007

Federal Census Records (US) 1900

The 1900 US Federal Census was started on June 1, 1900.

The 1900 federal census includes the following information:
-street address
-name of the head of the household is listed first
-all other household residents are listed next with their relationship to the head of the household -personal information for each person includes, sex, race, age, marital status, length at present marriage, place of birth, and place of birth of parents. Also, maybe my all time favorite question (it only appears on the 1900 & 1910 census') for mothers, number of children born and number now living
-citizenship status, year of immigration, and language spoken
-occupation, whether an employer, employee, or working on his/her own account. If unemployed, number of weeks unemployed in 1899
-ability to read and write and if can speak English
-if home is rented or owned. If home is owned, is it owned outright or mortgaged. If home is a house or a farm

Here is the link for a 1900 census form so you can see the column headings:

A few facts to keep in mind:
-a baby born after June 1 will not be included in the census even if they are living in the household when the enumerator visits
-a person who dies after June 1 will be included in the census even if they are deceased when the enumerator visits

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