How do I read old census records?
Visit the National Archives Web site to access 1940 and 1950 Census records. Decennial census records are confidential for 72 years to protect respondents’ privacy.
How do I search the 1900 Census?
Search the 1900 Census Online
- Ancestry.com (free from NARA computers)
- Ancestry.com ($ – by subscription)
- FamilySearch.org (free with account creation)
- Fold3.com (free from NARA computers)
Was there a US census in 1900?
The official enumeration day of the 1900 census was 1 June 1900. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. By 1900, there were a total of forty-five states in the Union, with Utah being the latest addition and Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Oklahoma enumerated as territories.
Can you look at census for free?
The National Archives has the census schedules on microfilm available from 1790 to 1940, and free online access is available through our digitization partners at any National Archives facility.
What do the codes mean on the 1910 census?
The 1910 census (column 30) indicates whether the person was a “survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy.” The answers are “UA” for Union Army, “UN” for Union Navy, “CA” for Confederate Army, and “CN” for Confederate Navy.
Why is there a 72 year restriction on the census?
Why 72? The most common explanation is that 72 years was the average lifespan at the time, although documentation corroborating this is sparse. The 1940 Census counted 132.2 million Americans, 89.8% of whom were white. At the time there was no census category for Hispanics (it was not added to census forms until 1980).
Is the 1900 census available online?
HeritageQuestOnline.com (subscription site) has indexes and images of all 1900 federal censuses. A Soundex index for each state and for institutions is also available on microfilm.
What happened to the 1900 US Census?
The United States census of 1900, conducted by the Census Office on June 1, 1900, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21.01% from the 62,979,766 persons enumerated during the 1890 census.