US Federal Census 1870 Census

US Federal Census 1870 Overview

The 1870 census gives us information about a person’s family, their locations, age, birth place, and a few other things. It also gives the household personal and property values.

Melissa Finley with Boundless Genealogy gives a good presentation on the 1870 census.

Below are some fun facts about what you might find in the 1870 census, which states had censuses taken, and the length of time the census taker had to take the census.

US Federal Census 1870 Chart

Click on the image below to go to the National Archives for a printable form for the 1870 census.

US Federal Census 1870 Fun Facts

US Federal Census 1870 Challenges

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