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1880 Federal Population Census

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  • Title  1880 Federal Population Census 
    Short Title  1880 United States Federal Census 
    Author  United States. Census Office. 10th Census 
    Publisher  Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Service, [19--] 
    Source ID  S33 
    Linked to  Sharlotta Annie Bounds
    Melinda C. Downing
    Mary Jane Gibbons
    Catherine Haverstick
    Mary Angeline Kite
    Wm. B. Martin
    Felix McGee
    Jasper Nathaniel McGee
    Jeptha Alexander McGee
    Mary Angeline McGee
    Samuel A. McGee
    Susan Ellen McGee
    Elizabeth Walls
    Henry Washburn
    James William Washburn
    Margaret Belle Washburn
    Rudolph Henry Washburn
    William H. Washburn
    Family: Wm. B. Martin/Susan Ellen McGee (F130) 

  •  Notes 
    • Enumeration for the tenth census of the United States began on 1 June 1880. Census enumerators were to complete the enumeration within thirty days. Communities with a population of 10,000 or greater were to be completed within two weeks. June 1, 1880 appears in the heading for individuals "in this family," because all responses were to reflect the individual's status as of that date, even if the status had changed between 1 June and the actual day the family was enumerated. Therefore, children born between June 1 and the actual day of enumeration were not to be listed; people who died between June 1 and the actual day of enumeration were to be listed as alive, etc. However, it is important to note that some enumerators disregarded this instruction. The 1880 census was the first census to identify each individual's relationship to the head of household--proving relationships to family members which could only be guessed in previous censuses. It is also the first census to record the street and house number for urban households and the birthplace (state or country) for the individual's parents. The enumerator also recorded the marital status of each individual, any illness or disability in the family at the time, as well as the number of months an individual was unemployed that year. It is also important to note that Native Americans who were not taxed were enumerated in special Indian schedules. This is the first census where the state or country of birth for parents of every individual is reported. This is especially important for tracing immigrant ancestors and for replacing lost birth records. Other relatives listed with the family in the census can help identify the maiden name of the mother as well as the surnames of married daughters. Cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, in-laws, and other family members listed with their relationships give great clues to unraveling the family.