Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

17/11/2008

GENEALOGY: 1870 census first to list freed slaves by name

TERRE HAUTE — The 1870 census counted 38.6 million people across the nation. Like the 1850 and 1860 census before it, the 1870 was carried out by enumerators under the direction of U.S. marshals. A special Census Office was designated by the Secretary of the Interior for this purpose. The census day was June 1, 1870, and anyone present in the household on that day was to be counted. The actual enumeration lasted five months. Three copies of the 1870 census were made — one for the county court, one to the state’s secretary of state, and one for the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in Washington, D.C. for more click here

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