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The 1890 census (yes, some of it survived!)

Many researchers do not realize that some of the original 1890 census schedules still exist.

In 1942, a bundle of the Illinois schedules were discovered. In 1953, more bits and pieces were found.

These include pieces from Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and the District of Columbia.

These fragments of the 1890 census have been filmed and are available at the National Archives and many other genealogy collections in libraries and archives across the U. S.   These records are on 3 rolls.  About 6000 names are included.

According to the National Archives, this is what remains of the 1890 Federal census:
ALABAMA-Perry County; two precincts only.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-two precincts only.
GEORGIA-part of Muskogee County- town of Columbus only
ILLINOIS-only one precinct in McDonough Co.
MINNESOTA-Rockford precinct in Wright Co.
NEW JERSEY-Jersey City in Hudson Co.
NEW YORK-two townships in two counties: Westchester and Suffolk.
NORTH CAROLINA-two townships in Gaston Co, and one in Cleveland Co.
OHIO-Cincinnati in Hamilton Co, and Wayne township in Clinton Co.
SO DAKOTA-one township in Union Co.
TEXAS-three precincts in Ellis Co, one in Hood Co, parts of two precincts in Rusk, two in Trinity Co, and one in Kaufman.

The following is a big help for researchers: 1890 US 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. Ancestry.com  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.  Read More of this article....

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