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[DE] Article - 1890 Federal Census Fragment

"The 'new' 1890 census fragment for Delaware by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens
NGS News Magazine
April/May/June 2005
Volume 31, No. 2

(NARA) Microfilm PUblication M1919
List of Selected African Americans from 1890 and 1900 Federal Population Cenesuses of Delaware and Related Census Publications
Agriculture in the State of Delaware (1901) and Negroes in the United States (1904). 1 roll

For the most part the 99.9% of the 1890 Federal Census for the US was destroyed.......however bits and pieces did survive. The article refers to information contained in the 1890 federal census that relates to AA farmers, which was discovered "buried deep within the Bureau of the census administrative records transfered to the National Archives decades ago ...and why this fragment was created in 1901"

" Following the taking of the 12th census in 1900, the Census Office published a variety of statistical reports based upon the data collected" One report was the Census Bulletin no. 100 on Agriculture in the State of Delaware...apparently there was some disagreement concerning the information about the "Negro" farmers. "As a result a search was undertaken to locate all Negro farmers in the 12th census (1900) and then locate as many as possible on the 11th census, 1890"
Of the 818 Negro farmers located in Delaware in 1900, the Bureau was able to locate 454 in the 1890 Delaware population and agricultural censuses.

For more info see:
http://www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/census/1890_census_delaware.html

Selma


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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