Friday, August 28, 2015

US Census Records

The 1900 US Federal Census was a big improvement with regards to family information as it provided a number of new bits of information on one's ancestral family. A census take would ask the following questions as listed by
  • Name
  • Address
  • Relationship of each person to the head of the household
  • Color/Race
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth: Month and Year
  • Age at last birthday
  • Marital Status
  • Number of years in present marriage
  • Mother of how many children
  • Number of these children living
  • Place of birth
  • Place of birth of their Father
  • Place of birth of their Mother
  • Year immigrated to the U.S.
  • Number of years in the U.S.
  • Whether Naturalized or not
  • Occupation
  • Months not employed
  • Attended school (in months)
  • Can read
  • Can write
  • Can speak English
  • Owned or Rented
  • Owned free or mortgaged
  • Farm or house
  • Number of farm schedule
This additional census information makes it easier to locate one's ancestors. The combination of immigration and naturalization information helps to locate any citizenship papers.

If the number of years married exceeds the time they were in the U.S., you know that the marriage took place perhaps in the country of birth.

We are definitely fortunate to have multiple locations to view these census records online. They are available from:
Finding one's family in the U.S. 1900 Census can provide a gold mind of ancestral information!

Comments Are Always Welcome!

Building Bridges for All Generations!

 (c) 2005-2015, Timeless Genealogies, All Rights Reserved

No comments:

Post a Comment