1910 - 13th Population Census of the United States

April 15, 1910, the census enumerators Chas. E. Irwin(sp?) in Aboite Township, found on Roll 338, and Mrs Lenore P. Lipskey in Washington Township, found on Roll 339, started recording the 13th U.S. Federal Census. See What day was the census taken each decade? at the United States Census Bureau.

Look at the Fort Wayne City and Allen County Directories issued yearly since 1858.

See the 1910 Overview at the United States Census Bureau.

Census Instructions

The decennial census has always required a large workforce to visit and collect data from households. Between 1790 to 1870, the duty of collecting census data fell upon the U.S. Marshals. A March 3, 1879 act replaced the U.S. Marshals with specially hired and trained census-takers to conduct the 1880 and subsequent censuses.

During the early censuses, U.S. Marshalls received little training or instruction on how to collect census data. In fact, it was not until 1830 that marshals even received printed shedules on which to record households' responses. The marshals often received limited instruction from the census acts passed prior to each census. 

Beginning with the 1880 census, specially hired and trained census-takers replaced the U.S. marshals. Door-to-door census by temporary census-takers was the primary method of conducting the census until the U.S. Census Bureau began mailing questionnaires to households in 1960.

As more and more households received and returned their questionnaires by mail, the role of census-taker changed. Today, the majority of households are counted by mailed questionnaires. Census-takers visit places frequented by transient households (shelters and soup kitchens, campsites, etc.) and households that do not return their mailed questionnaires (during the "Nonresponse Follow-Up" phase of the census). As a result, the "Instructions to Enumerators" provided here include the congressional acts U.S. marshalls reviewed during the early census, specially-published instructions for door-to-door census, and lastly, guides used for the limited number of personal interviews conducted during nonresponse follow-up operations.

Copied from the Census Intructions at the United States Census Bureau that has the 1910 Instructions.

Roll 338 Page n475 - 13th census, 1910 [microform] : population : Indiana (1982) on Internet Archive.

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Roll 339 - 13th census, 1910 [microform] : population : Indiana (1982) on Internet Archive.

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Links to Online Census Records

  1. ACGSI.org Population Schedule
  2. ACGSI.org Population Schedule, African American
  3. Ancestry.com blank 1910 census form
  4. FamilySearch Wiki 1900 Census Information
  5. FamilySearch Browse 1910 Census by Township and Ward
  6. FamilySearch Search U.S. Census Index
  7. FamilySearch Wiki for Indiana Census 1807 - 1940 links organized by year to various online census records.
  8. FindMyPast.com Free US Census 1910
  9. Use Steve Morse Census Search Tool for any census
  10. How Do I Decipher the Codes in Census Columns? by Anne Gillespie Mitchell published April 8, 2013 on Ancestry.com.
  11. Internet Archive first page (n475) - 1A is (n477) of Allen County Reel 338
  12. Internet Archive - 13th census, 1910 [microform] : population : Indiana (Volume Reel 338 - 1910 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Adams and Allen (ED's 1-27, 29, 30) Counties.) - United States. Bureau of the Census.
  13. Internet Archive - 13th census, 1910 [microform] : population : Indiana (Volume Reel 339 - 1910 Indiana Federal Population Census Schedules - Allen (ED's 28, 31-69) County.) - United States. Bureau of the Census.
  14. No USGenWeb 1910 Census transcription or indexing
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Page updated: October 12, 2018