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From: Merritt Mullen <>
Subject: [QUESENBERRY-L] Re: 1890 Census
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 19:23:33 -0700
> >I was hoping that maybe someone out there had access to the 1890 census
> >for Wise Co. and would look up Alexander H. Quesenberry.
> Leslie, the 1890 census was destroyed by a fire in Washington DC. (There
> is a local county clerk's copy of the 1890 census of Floyd Co. VA, but
> I've never heard of any other county that was fortunate enough to have
> a county clerk who copied the census before sending it to Washington.
> Most likely it wasn't even legal to do so.)
Actually, portions of a number of counties in various states
were saved on the 1890 census, and they are available from the National
Archives on 3 microfilm rolls. Two additional rolls provide an index to
the names appearing on the surviving records. For the whole country
there are only about 6000 names that survived, but if you are lucky
enough to be interested in one of the surviving areas, it is available.
None of the surviving records at the National Archives include any areas
in Virginia, however.
The surviving records cover portions of the following counties:
AL, Perry Co.
GA, Muscogee Co.
IL, McDonough Co.
MN, Wright Co.
NJ, Hudson Co.
NY, Westchester and Suffolk Cos.
NC, Gaston and Cleveland Cos.
OH, Hamilton and Clinton Cos.
SD, Union Co.
TX, Ellis, Hood, Rusk, Trinity, and Kaufman Cos.
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