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"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."
                                                      - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


   TIPS FOR VIEWING CENSUS IMAGE FILES: When you click on a county/year link, you will see an http directory of filenames (such as 0001a.gif, 0001b.gif, etc.). The name of each image file is the page number. (In the case of 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 census, the file name includes both the Enumeration District and the sheet number.)

1880 Census

1880 Facts

1890 Census

1890 Facts

1900 Census

1900 Facts

1910 Census

1910 Facts

1920 Census

1920 Facts

1930 Census

1930 Facts

Copies of the 1880 census lists are available on 35 millimeter microfilm from The Texas State Library Archives Series: T9 Rolls:



1880 Facts

1. Tenth U.S. decennial population census.
2. U.S. population: 50.2 million
3. Census conducted by the Superintendent of the Census
            (Census Office, U.S. Department of the Interior).
4. Census day: 1 June 1880.
5. Mandated copies: Two sets, one an abbreviated version to
            the county court, full version to the Superintendent of the
            Census.

1890 Facts

1. Eleventh U.S. decennial population census.
2. U.S. population: 63.0 million
3. Census conducted by the Superintendent of the Census
            (Census Office, U.S. Department of the Interior).
4. Census day: 1 June 1890.
5. Mandated copies: One set, to the Superintendent of the
            census. Local jurisdictions could buy a copy of their
            schedules at cost.

A NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

1890 Civil War Veterans Census
Almost all of the 1890 census lists were destroyed in a fire in the Commerce Department Building in January 1921. Only a few schedules exist. They are available on three rolls of microfilm from: National Archives Series : M407 Rolls: 1 - 3. (Dickens County #102)

An index to the remaining schedules is available on microfilm. Series: M496 Rolls: 1 (A-J) and 2 (K-Z)

Due to a fortuitious bit of luck, an alternative set of census records exist for 1890. A Congressional act of March 1, 1889 provided for the taking of a special census enumerating those who had served (or their widows) in the military during the War of the Rebellion.

Each schedule calls for the following information: name, veteran's rank, company, regiment or vessel, date of enlistment, date of discharge, and length of service in years, months, and days; post office address of each person listed; disability incurred by the veteran; and any remarks necesssary to complete a statement of his term of service.

Practically all of the schedules for the states of Alabama through Kansas (alphabetically) and approximately half of those for Kentucky have been lossed, possibly by fire, before the transfer of the remaining schedules to the National Archives in 1943.

Civil War Veterans census microfilms exist for 34 states the District of Columbia and miscellaneous United States Vessels and Navy Yards.


1900 Facts

1. Twelfth U.S. decennial population census.
2. U.S. population: 76.2 million
3. Census conducted by the Director of the Census (Census Office, U.S. Department of the Interior).
4. Census day: 1 June 1900.
5. Mandated copies: One set, to the Director of the Census Local jurisdictions could buy a copy of their schedules at cost.
6. The original census schedules were destroyed in the 1940s after being microfilmed.


1910 Facts

1. Thirteenth U.S. decennial population census.
2. U.S. population: 92.2 million
3. Census conducted by the Director of the Census (Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor).
4. Census day: 15 April 1910.
5. Mandated copies: One set, to the Director of the Census. Local jurisdictions could buy a copy of their schedules at cost.
6. The original census schedules were destroyed in the 1940s after being microfilmed.


1920 Facts

1. Fourteenth U.S. decennial population census.
2. U.S. population: 106.0 million
3. Census conducted by the Director of the Census
(Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor).
4. Census day: 1 January 1920.
5. Mandated copies: One set, to the Director of the Census.
Local jurisdictions could buy a copy of their schedules at cost.
6. The original census schedules were destroyed in the 1940s after being microfilmed.

1930 Facts

1930 Fast Facts
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