TWELFTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES

 

1900

 
 

General Information

 

Utah was added to the Union in 1896 bringing the total number of states to forty-five. Oklahoma Territory, Arizona Territory, Hawaii Territory, "Unorganised (Indian) Territory," New Mexico Territory, and Alaska were also included. Hawaii was annexed to the U.S. in 1898 and became a territory in 1900. Unorganised Alaska was enumerated, but did not become a territory until 1912.

 
 

Content

 

The 1900 census schedules listed the name of every person in a household and included the name of each person; relationship to the head of house; name of street and number of house; sex; colour; the personís age, plus the exact month and year of birth; birthplace, if female, number of children, and number of children still living in 1900; occupation; marital status, and if married, number of years; number of years in the U.S.; birthplace of father and mother; whether parents were of foreign birth; whether able to read or write; whether a person could speak English; and whether the person attended school within the previous year.

 
 

Microfilm

 

The National Archives and Records Administration microfilm for the 1900 census is contained on 1,854 rolls of 35mm film, series T623. The original census schedules, after microfilming in the early 1940s, were destroyed.

 
 

Gooderson Entries

 

The Gooderson Archive currently contains records of Goodersons found on nine different pages of the 1900 census. Although these have so far been indexed only under the names of the heads of individual households, full details of all other members of each household (as recorded on the same page of the original census schedule) can be seen by clicking the relevant page number appearing in the end column of the index.

 
 

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