Missing Enumeration District/Families in the 1920 U.S. Census

What was unusual about the census of 1920?

The results of the 1920 census revealed a major and continuing shift of the population of the United States from rural to urban areas. No apportionment was carried out following the 1920 census; representatives elected from rural districts worked to derail the process, fearful of losing political power to the cities.

What is the enumeration district?

An enumeration district, as used by the Bureau of the Census, was an area that could be covered by a single enumerator (census taker) in one census period. Enumeration districts varied in size from several city blocks in densely populated urban areas to an entire county in sparsely populated rural areas.

Which U.S. census was destroyed by fire?

1890 Census

A January 10, 1921 fire at the U.S. Department of Commerce building in Washington, DC, destroyed the majority of the population schedules from the 1890 Census.

How do I find the 1920 census?

Search 1920 Census Online

  1. Ancestry.com (free from NARA computers)
  2. Ancestry.com ($ – by subscription)
  3. FamilySearch.org (free with account creation)
  4. Fold3.com (free from NARA computers)

Will the 1921 Census be on ancestry?

Why isn’t the 1921 census on Ancestry? The 1921 England and Wales census records aren’t currently available on Ancestry because the National Archives has signed an exclusive deal with Findmypast .

Can you view the 1921 Census?

The 1921 Census is not immediately available within any subscription, including via libraries. It is only available via pay-per-view access for the initial period. Library patrons are still able to purchase 1921 Census returns like any other user via a personal account.

What is an enumeration number?

An enumeration is a data type that consists of a set of named values that represent integral constants, known as enumeration constants. An enumeration is also referred to as an enumerated type because you must list (enumerate) each of the values in creating a name for each of them.

Where is the enumeration district 1930 census?

Enumeration District maps are also available for the 1900 through 1930 censuses. You can browse and download the maps for free at FamilySearch. Search for title The United States enumeration district maps for the twelfth through the sixteenth US censuses, 1900-1940.

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