Southern California Genealogical Society
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS - 1890 Project

A Reconstruction of the Lost 1890 U.S. Census for Los Angeles County

1890 Project: Links of Interest

The 1890 census remains a mystery for most genealogists. Here are links that will help you understand more about the census, and the loss of this important genealogical resource.

"First in the Path of the Firemen" part1
The Fate of the 1890 Population Census, Part 1 By Kellee Blake NARA Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1

"First in the Path of the Firemen " part2
The Fate of the 1890 Population Census, Part 2 NARA Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No 1

"First in the Path of the Firemen" part 3

Example of the census form and the enumerator's instructions Scroll down to Workshop 6: The Census You'll see a topic called "Primary Source Documents and Images"
Under that heading, click on the link that says "1890 Census Form: Original Document"

Images of the 1890 Census form, front and back, as well as the Family Schedule and home ownership sections.

This Pulaski County, Kentucky website has the actual images of dozens of the 1890 Special Schedule War of the Rebellion Survivors & Widows

A description of the remnants of the census data

A list of the information recorded for each family member

Summarized data from the 1890 Census published by the US Census Bureau

Download the 1890 census forms:

Front of Schedule
Back of Schedule
Vetern Schedule


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