Alternatives for the Missing 1890 U. S. Federal Census

The 1890 United States Federal Census was almost completely destroyed in 1921 by fire and water damage. Only fragments remain. But there are alternative collections that will help us with finding ancestors in the 1880 to 1900 time period between federal censuses.

I have put together a Quick Reference Guide that has links to alternative collections that might be helpful, as well as a list of record collection categories that you should search as well.

Download the Quicksheet PDF

To obtain the one-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference, you can download it by clicking on the Download button:

For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets

Genealogy QuickSheets – Frequently Asked Questions

Quicksheets are also known as Quick Reference Guides. They are generally a one or two page PDF that is downloadable. A few QuickSheets are as large as a five page PDF.
Every QuickSheet is in a specific post on The Ancestor Hunt website. Just bring up the post, and at the bottom of the page is a big brown Download button that allows you to view and/or download the PDF when clicked.
Yes! You can view or download as many as you wish.

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