[APG Public List] US Territories

Drew Smith drewsmithtpa at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 09:24:29 MDT 2009


Jeanette said that *some* of the census records for the U.S.
territories were special censuses.  She didn't say that all of them

A quick search on Ancestry shows Alaska Territory (or Alaska) listed
in the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. Federal censuses.


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 11:17 AM, LBoswell <laboswell at rogers.com> wrote:
> So someone who was in Alaska, before it acquired statehood would only show
> in one of these special censuses and not somewhere in the national ones?
> Thought there might be a separate listing under them somehow. Something that
> I haven't looked into before, no need until now.
> thanks
> Larry
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jeanette Daniels
> To: LBoswell ; apgpubliclist at apgen.org
> Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 9:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [APG Public List] US Territories
> Larry,
> Once an area was considered a US Territory, census records were ususally
> kept.  Some of these were special censuses, meaning that they were not
> necessarily kept at the regular 10 year interval that censuses were kept for
> the then current states of the US.  You might find a census every year or so
> because the US government needed to know how many people were living in that
> territory.  Some of these censuses are statistical and some list the heads
> of household and the number of people living in it.  It really depends upon
> the reason that the census was taken.
> Jeanette
> ________________________________
> From: LBoswell <laboswell at rogers.com>
> To: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
> Sent: Tue, October 6, 2009 6:53:42 AM
> Subject: [APG Public List] US Territories
> Haven't time to look this up, so a quick question here:  what about
> territories (like Alaska, but also current ones) and the US censuses?  Where
> included?
> looking for missing person (missing from census, that is)
> Larry

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