1890 Census availability

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1890 Census availability

Postby Jim2814 » 22 Mar 2010, 18:59

I am searching for the 1890 census for Union and Essex Counties in New Jersey. I think I heard that it was destroyed by fire. Can anyone confirm?

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Re: 1890 Census availability

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2010, 19:02

On this page, Ancestry says,

The 1890 U.S. census was largely destroyed in a fire in the U.S. Commerce Building in 1921. Only the records of 6,160 people survived and they are among the records in this collection. We have supplemented those records with other records, including state censuses, city and county directories, voter lists, and alumni directories from 1890 and surrounding years. Use this collection to locate your ancestors, and then branch out to other records they may have left behind in nearby churches, cemeteries, and in civil records.
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Re: 1890 Census availability

Postby Jim2814 » 22 Mar 2010, 19:05

Johnny,

Thanks for your quick response.

Jim

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