Do you think the 1890 US Census was destoryed by fire? You are only partially correct. Lisa Lisson explains more. Additionally, the entire census wasn’t destroyed, you’ll watch to find out more.
RESOURCES USED IN VIDEO
Basement fire damage – photo courtesy of US Census Bureau
Priceless Census Records Licked Up by Angry Flames in Commerce Building Fire
– Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia) 11 Jan 1921, Page 1. (available through Newspapers.com)
Watson, Thomas S., Associated Press. “Hidden History: Fire in 1921 destroyed most of 1890 census,” The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)03 Dec 1995, Page 2. (available through Newspapers.com)
Gehrett, Les. “Albany genealogists try to recreate 1890 census,” Corvallis Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Oregon) 14 Jun 2000, Page 3. (available through Newspapers.com)
The 1890 Census Fragments
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