Sunday, March 25, 2007

US Census Substitute - 1890 Census Substitute:

"When a basement fire in the Commerce Building in Washington, D.C. destroyed most of the 1890 federal census, a valuable source of information was lost to researchers of America's past., with the aid of the National Archives and Records Administration and the Allen County Public Library, now provides the first definitive online substitute for the missing census.

More than 20 million records have been identified for inclusion in the collection and additions will be made regularly as they become available for posting. It will include fragments of the original 1890 census that survived the fire, special veterans schedules, several Native American tribe censuses for years surrounding 1890, state censuses (1885 or 1895), city and county directories, alumni directories, and voter registration documents. When completed, this collection will be an unparalleled tool for researchers of American ancestors.

Source Information:, Inc. 1890 Federal Census Substitute Project. Orem, UT:, Inc., 2000. Source information for a particular database is provided on the individual description page."


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