New 1900, 1910, 1920 Census Indexes

by Julie Hill

Posted on January 15, 2010

Partial indexes of the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Federal Censuses are now available on Archives, courtesy of Footnote.com. Earlier this year we worked with Footnote to bring you the 1860 and 1930 Federal Census indexes. Due to the success of this partnership, we have decided to integrate these three new collections--containing more than 1,000,000 unique records.

The Footnote indexes are now fully searchable in the members area of Archives.com. To run a search for a census record, go to the members area of Archives.com and click the Search tab. Enter the information you know about the ancestor you are searching for, and make sure to select "Census Records" in the Archive drop-down menu.

Records include at least these basic fields: name, age, estimated birth date, birth location, household members, and residence.

If you are interested in viewing a scan of the original image, you may click the "view original image" link in the detailed record to visit Footnote.com. For a reasonable fee you can purchase access to this scanned image to view, print, or download to your computer.

Here is a little bit more information about the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Censuses:

  • 1900 Federal Census - The twelfth U.S. Census was conducted by the Census Bureau in June 1900. This census is particularly valuable because the 1890 was mostly destroyed. There were 45 U.S. States at the time, and the population totaled at 76,212,168. To learn more click here.
  • 1910 Federal Census - The thirteenth U.S. Census was conducted by the Census Bureau in April 1910. There were 46 U.S. States at the time, and the population was recorded at 92,228,496. The population growth from the previous census is largely attributed to the mass arrival of immigrants. To learn more click here.
  • 1920 Federal Census - The fourteenth U.S. Census was conducted by the Census Bureau in January 1920. There were 48 U.S. States at the time, and the population was 106,021,537. To learn more click here.
To learn more about searching census records read Expert Series article Even a Beginner Can Search Census Records Like an Expert or visit the National Archives and Records Administration's website at Archives.gov.

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