United States Census 1900

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Indexes and Images[edit | edit source]

For an article about 1900 census population schedules available for free online at FamilySearch Historical Record Collections see the U.S. Census Population Schedules, 1900 Wiki page. Ancestry.com (subscription site) has indexes and images of all 1900 federal censuses. 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.

Content[edit | edit source]

The 1900 Census was taken beginning 1 June 1900, for thirty days or two weeks for populations of 10,000+. The following information was recorded by the census taker:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Color/race
  • Sex

  • Month and year of birth
  • Age at last birthday
  • Marital status
  • Number of years married
  • Total children born to mother

  • Number of children living
  • Birthplace
  • Birthplace of parents
  • Foreign born
  • Year of Immigration
  • Number of years in U.S.

  • Citizenship status of over 21
  • Occupation
  • Read, write & speak English
  • Home owned or rented
  • Home was a farm
  • Home was mortgaged

1900 Census Questions: Hosted by CensusFinder.com

Value[edit | edit source]

The 1900 census can be used to:

  1. identify month of birth
  2. identify year of marriage
  3. determine year of immigration

1850-1930 Search Tips: Archives.gov

Unique Features and Problems[edit | edit source]

  1. Month and year of birth
  2. Number of years married
  3. Number of children born and living
  4. How long immigrant been in country and if naturalized
  5. Home/farm was owned/rented
  6. Property free or mortgaged
  7. Person Civil War Vet or widow of one
  8. A Soundex index is available for each state.
  9. Oklahoma census schedules and Soundex indexes are split between Oklahoma Territory to the northwest, and Indian Territory to the southeast.

Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory on 1900 census

States and Territories Covered[edit | edit source]

All states, District of Columbia, and the Territories listed below:

Missing Records[edit | edit source]

No States Missing

Where to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

The 1900 Federal Census is available online. Online

Websites[edit | edit source]

1790-2000 Info: Census.gov

1850-1930 Search Tips: National Archives

References[edit | edit source]

1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)