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    Free 1900 Census Images and Index for Native American Research
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2005
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      Free 1900 Census Images and Index for Native American Research
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      Native American research around

      the 20th century was buoyed by the inclusion of all Native Americans in the
      1900 census. Whether enumerated within the Indian Territory, or enumerated
      on the many reservations spread out across the United States, Native
      Americans were finally being counted. This provides the researcher a great
      and mostly unused tool in the search for their Native American ancestors.

      Finding these Native Americans has gotten a lot easier with Ancestry's
      recent indexing of the 1900 census. While the index is complete, it's not
      perfect. The writing of some enumerators was poor, and the quality of some
      census pages is lacking. Be prepared to browse their census images keeping
      the following tips in mind:

      Most Indian schedules were added to the end of county listings. For some
      states however, the Indian schedules were added

      to the end of the state. A non-Indian MAY be enumerated on the

      Indian schedule, if they are detached from their family and living

      with an Indian family. A Native American MAY be enumerated on the

      general population schedule, if they are detached from their Indian

      family and living with a white, or black family. For their own

      personal reasons, many Native Americans failed to claim their heritage
      during the 1900 census... they ended up enumerated as white or black. As
      well, some whites and blacks listed themselves as Indian, when they were in
      fact, not. While the 1900 census in and of itself does not prove or disprove
      your Native American history, it can add yet one more fact in favor, or not
      in favor of that claim.

      Good luck!



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