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1870 US Census

This is the NINTH federal census of the United States. All persons in each household are listed by name.

All dwellings in each census district were given a number. Each family was also assigned an identification number. Each census sheet listed the county as well as town or township and the post office name.

For the first time, the census asked about the birthplace of parents.


Questions Asked:

  1. Dwelling Number.
  2. Family Number.
  3. Name.
  4. Age.
  5. Sex.
  6. Color.
  7. Occupation, etc.
  8. Value of Real Estate.
  9. Value of Personal Property.
  10. Birthplace.
  11. Father Foreign Born?
  12. Mother Foreign Born?
  13. Month Born in Census Year (under 1 year of age).
  14. Month Married Within the Census Year.
  15. Can Not Read or Write.
  16. Eligible to Vote?.
  17. Enumeration Date.
  18. Whether a Pauper or Convict.

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