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1870 Federal Census

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Census Information Collected:

  • Dwelling number
  • Family Number
  • Name of each occupant in household
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Color
  • Occupation
  • Value of Real Estate
  • Value of personal property
  • Place of Birth
  • Father's Birth Place
  • Mother's Birth Place
  • Married within the year
  • Month Born in Census year
  • Month Married within the Census year
  • Attended school within the year
  • Cannot read or write
  • Eligible to vote
  • Enumeration date
  • Whether a pauper or convict

US Population:  38.6 million

Available Microfilm:

  • National Archives and Records Adminstration catalog number - 1870. M593  Rolls 1-1748 .
  • To obtain the specific catalog number for the roll for the state and county you want, see the NARA Microfilm list.
  • For information about microfilm rental see NARA Microfilm Rental Information

Facts:

  • Census Day: June 1, 1870.   

States Enumerated: All states except Oklahoma, Alaska, Hawaii

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