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Free Download:  Blank 1910 Census Form needed to record your ancestors in the 1910 census.


What information can be found in the 13th Federal Census of the United States?

Questions Asked on the 1910 Census

LOCATION

Blank Column # Street, avenue, road, etc.

Blank Column # House Number or farm.

Column 1: Dwelling Number.

Column 2: Number of family in order of visitation.

 

NAME

of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family.

Enter surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any.

Include ever person living on April 15, 1910.  Omit children born since April 15, 1910.

Column 3: NAME.

 

RELATION

Column 4: Relationship of this person to the head of the family.

 

PERSONAL DESCRIPTION

Column 5: Sex

Column 6: Color or race.

Column 7: Age at last birthday.

Column 8: Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced.

Column 9: Number of years of present marriage.

MOTHER OF HOW MANY CHILDREN

     Column  10: Number born

     Column  11: Number now living

 

NATIVITY

Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. 

If born in United States, give state or territory.

If foreign birth, give the country.

Column  12: Place of birth of this person.

Column  13: Place of birth of Father of this person.

Column  14: Place of birth of Mother of this person.

 

CITIZENSHIP

Column  15: Year of immigration to the U.S.

Column  16: Whether naturalized or Alien.

Column  17: Whether able to speak English; or, if not, give language spoken.

 

OCCUPATION

Column  18: Trace or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person.

Column  19: General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works.

Column  20: Whether an employer, employee, or working on own account.

IF AN EMPLOYEE--

     Column  21: Whether out or work on April 15, 1910.

     Column  22: Number of weeks out of work during 1909.

 

EDUCATION

Column  23: Whether able to read.

Column  24: Whether able to write.

Column  25: Attended school any time since Sept 1, 1909.

 

OWNERSHIP OF HOME

Column  26: Owned or Rented.

Column  27: Owned free or mortgaged.

Column  28: Farm or house.

Column  29: Number of farm schedule.

 

Column  30: Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy.

Column  31: Whether blind (both eyes).

Column  32: Whether deaf and dumb.

 


Good Sense Census Tips:

The 1910 census questions get even more extensive and we learn more and more about our ancestors.

Soundex: The 1910 census was "soundexed".  The soundexing system uses a numbering system for letters allowing a name to  be  indexed by the way it sounds, rather than the way it is spelled.  The 1910 census was indexed by Soundex / Miracode indexing, however not all states were indexed. before the government halted this process due to the need for employees to work in the war efforts.  Unfortunately for those of us pursuing our family history, the indexing was never resumed.

States which did get soundexed for 1910 are: 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.  These indexes have been recorded on microfilm which is housed at NARA, the LDS Library in Salt Lake City and various libraries.

Veterans of the Civil War were listed as survivors on the 1910 census.  This is a nice little tidbit of information and can help you find your Civil War ancestors and perhaps locate their military records and or pension files.  These military documents can lead to a plethora of information about your ancestors.

The 1910 Census features separate Indian population schedules.  These Indian schedules records the Indian Tribe or Band the person was a member of.


1910 Census Records Online at Ancestry - Learn about the 1910 Census Records & how to access the census index and images.

Free Download: 1910 Census Form will come in handy to record your ancestors in the 1910 census. 

See 1910 census form headers - This is the actual top of the census form used to record the 1910 census.


Which States Were Included in 1910 Census Records?

All of the United States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia were enumerated in the 1910 census.

 


Where Can 1910 US Census Data be found?

1. Census Finder Census Directory - This is our own directory of free census records which can be found online.  Our directory is categorized by state and county and we have attempted to list every census index, census transcription, and even census images which can be found online. 

To access the directory, Choose a State: Alabama Census, Alaska Census, Arizona Census, Arkansas Census, California Census, Colorado Census, Connecticut Census, Delaware Census, District of Columbia Census, Florida Census, Georgia Census, Hawaii Census, Idaho Census, Illinois Census, Indiana Census, Iowa Census, Kansas Census, Kentucky Census, Louisiana Census, Maine Census, Maryland CensusMassachusetts Census, Michigan Census, Minnesota Census, Mississippi Census, Missouri Census, Montana Census, Nebraska Census, Nevada Census, New Hampshire Census, New Jersey Census, New Mexico Census, New York Census, North Carolina Census, North Dakota Census, Ohio Census, Oklahoma Census, Oregon Census, Pennsylvania Census, Rhode Island Census, South Carolina Census, South Dakota Census, Tennessee Census, Texas Census, Utah Census, Vermont Census, Virginia Census, Washington Census, West Virginia Census, Wisconsin Census, Wyoming Census

 

2. Ancestry.com Census Records   Ancestry.com has completed the database of all US census records 1790-1940.  This is the greatest tool for genealogy research in the United States to be found online and it does include the entire collection of 1910 census records enumerated in the United States.  While it is a paid subscription, it is well worth the money and they have so many more genealogy records in their databases.

 

3. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)  The archives maintained by the Federal US Government contains all United States Federal census records on microfilm.  They are in the process of placing their census collections online.  On their site, you will find an online catalog of available microfilm and a lot of useful information about what is available for census research.  See Clues in Census Records 1850-1930.

 

4. FamilySearch.org The LDS (Latter Day Saints) Library in Salt Lake City also maintains the entire set of US Federal census microfilm and these can also be found or ordered for a fee at Family History Libraries located throughout the United States.  You can search for a Family History Library near you using this search The LDS Church is also putting many census records and genealogical indexes online and these can be accessed on their site.  Search at FamilySearch.org at Discover Your Family History and you may also view the entire list of LDS online records here.

 

5. Local libraries will often have history and genealogy departments with a (usually incomplete) collection of microfilm available for research and sometimes they will offer their patrons online subscriptions which can be accessed while at the library.

 


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