Facts About the 1880 U.S. Census

On 23 October 2002, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the online version of the 1880 United States Census on its free FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogy Service Web site, www.familysearch.org. Alice and David Turley, who were serving a full-time mission for the Church in New York City, were asked to help make the announcement for the Public Affairs Department. (See photo below.)

David and Alice in period costume for the release of 1880 Census

David and Alice in period costume for the release of 1880 Census

The database contains an extract of the original U.S. census conducted in June 1880 and is the first U.S. census database with a comprehensive index; allowing easy access to more than 50 million names.

The census includes records collected by enumerators who traveled throughout the country”s 38 states and eight territories, excluding Indian Territory, Deadlines for Publication: Sunday through Friday next horoscopes leo deadline:All obits must be approved and paid by 2:00 pm. which today is Oklahoma. The 1880 U.S. Census includes information never before asked in a census such as the relationship of individuals in the home to the head of household, and the birthplace of parents. Other information includes age, gender, race, marital status, birthplace and occupation.

The 1880 U.S. Census lists 6,580,793 blacks and mulattoes – 12 times more African American names than are contained in the recently released Freedman”s Bank Records. This casino online is the first online census database to include former slaves and the second U.S. census to record African Americans as individuals rather than property. site subdomains . It illustrates the dramatic change in African Americans” lives following the Civil War as they began to settle in many parts of the country.

The census also lists more than 100,000 names of Asian Americans, more than 66,000 Native Americans and more than 10,000 Mexicans (term used in 1880).

Over a 17-year period, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others volunteered 11.5 million hours to extract the census information from microfilm and photocopies of the original census forms.   Once the raw data were compiled, a team of genealogists from the Church partnered with the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota to process the data by standardizing names and localities, and organizing the data for easy retrieval.

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