USGenWeb Free Census Project Help, 1900 Census Help
Remember, please sign up with a State Census Coordinator before beginning a transcription.
The following following are available to our volunteer transcribers so that our file managers can convert them to the standardized text output to meet the goals of the project.
[Note: These are zipped and are also available by request from Maggie Stewart. Please use "templates" as the subject of your email and include what year and type of template that you need.]
Header Information That's Needed:
- Census Year 1900
- Microfilm # (NARA Microfilm Series T623.) T623-1254
- State Ohio (Click on Part A above)
- County Franklin (Click on Part A above)
- Township or other division of county Montgomery Township - This can be the name of the township, town, precinct, district or other civil division as the case may be (Click on Part A & B above)
- City, Town or Village within the above named division Columbus city (Click on Part B & C above)
- Name of Institution (Click on Part C & D above) NOTE: Please put the name of the institution in the remarks next to each applicable line where entered.
- Supervisor's District No. 11 (Click on Part D above)
- Enumeration District No. 60 (Click on Part D above)
- Ward of city. 4 (part of) (Click on Part D above)
- Enumerator Frank Eslulol (Click on Part C & D above)
- Enumeration Date Fourth day of June, 1900 (Click on Part B & C above)
- Transcriber - Your name here Maggie Stewart
- Proofreader - If proofread, put their name here. If you don't have one, put Not Proofread.
- Remarks Enumerator's last name is smeared and difficult to read (This is for something that refers to the entire sheet/page)
Columns present in the census: [Columns highlighted in red are additional columns that we require to be filled out unless otherwise noted.]
(*)Page # The 1900, 1910 and 1920 preprinted census forms have a space
called "Sheet No." with a line to be filled out by the enumerator underneath it and a stamped "A"
or "B" to the right of that line. The filled in number and the printed "A" or "B" are the
actual page number. The Page Number on the example page is 2B. We ask
that you fill in the page numbers on the far left hand side of the templates for each line on each
page. (Click on Part D above)
(*)Sheet # - These were added many years after the census was completed. They are small stamped numbers, usually located somewhere on the upper right part of the right hand page which is the "B" half. For an example click on the image to the left. The Sheet Number on the example page is 3A. NOTE: If the page ends in A then the sheet will end in B. We ask that you fill in the sheet numbers on the far left hand side of the templates, just to the right of the page numbers, for each line on each page.
See "Page and sheet numbering system" for an indepth explaination. If you
still have questions, please contact your State Census Coordinator for further clarification.
(*)Line # (These run 1-100 with 1-50 on the first page and 51-100 on the second page then repeats in two page cycles.)
(*)Name of Street (Fill in every line even if the enumerator didn't) Note this is usually written sideways up the sheet.
(*)House Number (Fill in every line even if the enumerator didn't)
(1)Number of Dwelling Houses in order of visitation (Fill in every line even if the enumerator didn't)
(2)Number of Family in order of visitation (Fill in every line even if the enumerator didn't)
--NAME of each person whose place of abode on June 1, 1900, was in this family. Enter the surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any. (NOTE: In our templates we separate the surname from the given name.) INCLUDE every person living on June 1, 1900. OMIT children born since June 1, 1900.
(3)Last Name (Do not put all in capitals)
(4)Relationship of each person to the head of the family.
(5)Color or Race
(7)Month of Birth
(7)Year of Birth
(8)Age at last birthday
(9)Wheter single, married, widowed, or divorced
(10)Number of years married
(11)Mother of how many children
(12)Number of these children living
--NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the State or Territory. If of foreign birth, give the Country only.
(13)Place of birth of this PERSON
(14)Place of birth of FATHER of this person
(15)Place of birth of MOTHER of this person
(16)Year of Immigration to the United States
(17)Number of Years in the United States
--OCCUPATION, TRADE, OR PROFESSION of each person TEN YEARS of age and over.
(20)Months not employed
(21)Attended school in _____ months
(24)Can speak English
--OWNERSHIP OF HOME
(25)Owned or Rented
(26)Owned free or mortgaged
(27)Farm or house
(28)Number of farm schedule
(*)Transcriber's Remarks (Fill this out only if some additional comment is needed.)
- Example of online completed
1900 census transcription. (This output was done using the CenTrans
- States with surviving 1900 census schedules:
- Arizona Territory
- District of Columbia
- Hawaii Territory
- Indian Territory
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico Territory
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Oklahoma Territory
- Overseas and Shipboard Military
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Unorganized Alaska
- West Virginia