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1890 Out-of-State Census

The non-Kansas federal census listed below are available to patrons in the research room of the Center for Historical Research. The census is on microfilm, except where indicated otherwise. These materials are not available through interlibrary loan. Please see our reference correspondence policy for the reference assistance we are able to provide. We do not make copies from printed census.

Information Contained in the Census

Most of the original schedules for the 1890 census were damaged by a fire in Washington, D.C., in 1921 and were subsequently destroyed. Less than one percent survive.

For more information, see "First in the Path of the Firemen": The Fate of the 1890 Population Census, by Kellee Blake, published in Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration, Spring 1996, vol. 28, no. 1 (also available in library collection: 025.171 Un3 P944 28:1).

As part of the 1890 census, the Census Bureau prepared a special census of Union veterans of the Civil War and their widows. These schedules show the name of the veteran (and his widow, if appropriate), his rank, company, regiment, or vessel, dates of enlistment and discharge, length of service, and any disability. Many of these schedules have also been lost or destroyed. The veteran's census is not indexed.

Census Microfilm

Index to the Surviving Census Schedules (except veteran's census)

  • US-1 A-J
  • US-2 K-Z

Alabama - 1890

  • M-1 Perry County (Perryville Beat No. 11 and Severe Beat No. 8)

District of Columbia - 1890

  • M-2 Q, 13th, 14th, R, Corcoran, 15th, S, R, and Riggs Streets, and Johnson Avenue

Georgia - 1890

  • M-3 Muscogee County (Columbus)

Illinois - 1890

  • M-3 McDonough County (Mound Twp.)

Minnesota - 1890

  • M-3 Wright County (Rockford)

Missouri - 1890

  • Special Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans & Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War
    • SSM-28 Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard, Washington, and Wayne Counties

New Jersey - 1890

  • M-3 Hudson County (Jersey City)

New York - 1890

  • M-3 Westchester County (Eastchester) and Suffolk County (Brookhaven Twp.)

North Carolina - 1890

  • M-3 Gaston County (South Point Twp. and River Bend Twp.) and Cleveland County (Twp. No. 2)

Ohio - 1890

  • M-3 Hamilton County (Cincinnati) and Clinton County (Wayne Township)

Oklahoma - 1890

  • T-1 Entire Territory [This is a territorial census for Logan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian, Kingfisher, Payne, and Beaver Counties. It is not included in the 1890 index.]
  • Special Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans & Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War
    • SSM-76 Oklahoma and Indian Territories - Entire territory

South Dakota - 1890

  • M-3 Union County (Jefferson Twp.)

Texas - 1890

  • M-3 Ellis County (J. P. No. 6, Mountain Peak and Orvilla Precinct), Hood County (Precinct No. 5), Rusk County (No. 6 and J. P. No. 7), Trinity County (Trinity Town and Precinct No. 2) and Kaufman County (Kaufman)