United States Census 1910

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Additional information may be found on the United States Census Portal page.


1910 Census was taken beginning 15 April 1910, thirty days or two weeks for populations 5,000+.  The following information was recorded by the census taker: 
                        Relationship to head of household
                        Color or race
                        Age at last birthday
                        Marital status
                        Length of present marriage
                        For mothers--# of children & # living
                        Birthplace of parents
                        If foreign born, year of immigration and citizenship status
                        Language spoken
                        Type of industry employed in
                        Employer, employee or self-emp
                        # of weeks unemployed in 1909
                        Read and write
                        Attended daytime school since 1 Sep 1909
                        Home rented or owned
                        If owned, mortgage free?
                        Home a house or farm?
                        If Veteran of the Union or Confederate army or navy
                        Blind in both eyes
                        If deaf and dumb
                        Indian schedule recorded tribe/band
1790-2000 Information: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf


The 1910 census can be used to:1

                        Verify Civil War service
                        Document ethnic origins
                        Locate military/naval personnel in hospitals, ships, and stations & those stations in Philippines

1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html

Unique Features and Problems

  1. Listed whether the individual was an employer, employee, or self-employed
  2. Included territories, military & naval personnel
  3. Indian schedules at the end of county population schedules
  4. The quality of filming of the censuses was very poor. Many censuses are hard to read.
  5. The Soundex has many omissions (rate higher than other censuses) (need to check the actual census)
  6. Miracode and Soundex indexes are available for 21 states (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia).
  7. Good naturalization information
  8. Some cities and counties are indexed separately from the state in the 1910 indexes:
Cities & counties indexed separately from the state in 1910 indexes.
Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery
Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Savannah
New Orleans, Shreveport
Philadelphia County
Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville

States Covered and Missing

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

No States Missing


  • Arizona
  • Alaska (unorganized)
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico

Web Sites

1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf

1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html

Bibliographic Citations

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