Curry County ORGenWeb

Updated LastNovember 18, 2014

 

Census Records

Census forms, for viewing and printing, can be found at:
Free Census Forms

1860
The 1860 Curry County census has been completely extracted and alphabetically indexed, thanks to Jennifer Shank Click on the links below to find your ancestors.

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1870

The 1870 Curry County census has been partially extracted to date.
If anyone is interested in volunteering time to complete this project, please contact ~ Jan ~ Meanwhile, check out the portion that IS online by clicking on the links below.

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1880

You can search the 1880 Census Free at Family Search.org or Ancestry.com

1890

All Schedules
Destroyed by fire 10 JAN 1921
National Archives

1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930

Available at Ancestry.com $$

Soundex Converter
The Soundex system is a method of indexing names in the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Census. Soundex can also aid genealogists by identifying spelling variations for a given surname.

Census Availability Maps
http://www.segenealogy.com/sgo03.htm

Common Census Abbreviations
With this you can learn what all those letters mean!!

Instructions given to enumerators regarding Indians

what can be found in a census

 

Census records provide the information needed for you to trace your ancestors as they moved from one place to another. By carefully looking at the neighbors you can often find other family members living close together. A census search is one of the most important things you will do in your family research.

1790

The 1790 census included the name of the head of household, the number of free white males under 16 and 16 or older, the number of free white females of any age, the name of a slave owner, and number of slaves owned by them.

1800

The 1800 census included the name of a head of household, the number of free white males and free white females in specific age categories, the name of a slave owner, & number of slaves owned by them.

1810

The 1810 census included the name of a head of household, the number of free white males and free white females in specific age categories, the name of a slave owner, and the number of slaves owned by that person.

1820

The 1820 census included the name of a head of household, the number of free white males & females in specific age categories, the name of a slave owner, the number of slaves owned by that person, the number of male & female slaves by age categories, & the number of foreigners (not naturalized) in each home.

1830

The 1830 census included the name of a head of household; the number of free white males & females in specific age categories; the name of a slave owner & number of slaves owned by them; the number of male & female slaves by age categories; the number of foreigners (not naturalized); & the number of deaf, dumb, and blind persons in each home.

1840

The 1840 census included the name of a head of household; the number of free white males & females in specific age categories; the name of a slave owner & number of slaves owned by them; the number of male & female slaves by age categories; the number of foreigners (not naturalized); the number of deaf, dumb, & blind persons; the number & age of each person receiving a military pension; & the number of persons attending school.

1850

The 1850 census listed the names of EVERY person in a household, for the first time. The census was started 01 JUN 1850. The categories included the following for each person: name; age as of the census day; sex; color; birthplace; occupation; value of real estate; whether married within the previous year; whether deaf, dumb, blind, or insane; whether a pauper; whether able to read or speak English; & whether the person attended school within the previous year. No relationships between members of a household were given.

1860

The 1860 census listed the name of every person in a household starting on 01 JUN 1860. The categories included the following for each person: name; age as of the census day; sex; color; birthplace; occupation; value of real estate; value of personal estate; whether married within the previous year; whether deaf, dumb, blind, or insane; whether a pauper; whether able to read or speak English; and whether the person attended school within the previous year. No relationships between members of a household were given. 

1870

The 1870 census listed the name of every person in a household starting on 01 JUN 1860. The categories included the following for each person: name; age as of the census day; month of birth if born during 1870; sex; color; birthplace; occupation; value of real estate; value of personal estate; whether married within the previous year; month of marriage if married within the previous year; whether deaf, dumb, blind, or insane; whether able to read or write; whether father or mother were of foreign birth; & whether the person attended school within the previous year. No relationships between members of a household were given.

1880

The 1880 census listed the name of every person in a household starting on 01 JUN 1860. The categories included the following for each person: name; age as of the census day; month of birth if born during 1880; relationship to the head of house; name of street and number of house; sex; color; birthplace; occupation; marital status; whether married within the previous year; whether temporarily or permanently disabled; whether crippled, maimed, or deformed; time unemployed during 1880; whether deaf, dumb, blind, or insane; whether able to read or write; birthplace of father and mother; & whether the person attended school within the previous year. The indexes/Soundex to this census included only those families with children ten years of age or younger. Those with a different surname in the household were included.

1890

An act of March 1, 1889, provided that the Superintendent of Census in taking the Eleventh Census should "cause to be taken on a special schedule of inquiry, according to such form as he may prescribe, the names, organizations, and length of service of those who had served in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States in the war of the rebellion, and who are survivors at the time of said inquiry, and the widows of soldiers, sailors, or marines." If you are lucky enough to have one for your county then each schedule ask the following information: name of the veteran (or if he did not survive, the names of both the widow and her deceased husband); the veteran's rank, company, regiment or vessel, date of enlistment, date of discharge, and length of service in years, months, and days; post office and address of each person listed; disability incurred by the veteran; and remarks necessary to a complete statement of his term of service. Practically all of the schedules for the States Alabama through Kansas and approximately half of those for Kentucky appear to have been destroyed, possibly by fire, before the transfer of the remaining schedules to the National Archives in 1943. The schedules listed the name of each Union soldier, sailor, marine, or widow of a veteran in a household; the veteran's rank; company; regiment or vessel; dates of enlistment and discharge; length of service in years, months and days; post office address; nature of disability, if any; and remarks.

1900

The 1900 included the name of every person in a household & their ages; relationship to the head of house; name of street and number of house; sex; color; birthplace; occupation; marital status; number of years in the U.S.; birthplace of father and mother; whether parents were of foreign birth; whether able to read or write, speak English, or attended school within the previous year; month of birth for individual; number of years married; number children born to mother and number of living children. In some instances the names of large cities also appear.

1910

The 1910 census included the name of every person in a household & their ages; relationship to the head of house; name of street & house number; sex; color; birthplace; occupation; marital status; number of years in the U.S.; birthplace of father and mother; whether parents were of foreign birth; whether able to read or write speak English, or attended school within the previous year; number of years married, number of children born to a mother, & number of children still living as of 1910. In some instances the names of large cities also appear.

1920

The 1920 census included the name of every person in a household & their ages; relationship to the head of house; name of street & house number; sex; color; birthplace; occupation; marital status; number of years in the U.S.; birthplace of father and mother; whether parents were of foreign birth; whether able to read or write, speak English, or attended school within the previous year. The original census includes defects that affect the legibility & the original schedules no longer exist. The census films are said to have been reproduced by the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) from high quality negatives from the Census Bureau.

 

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