Did you know there were “second enumerations” of Indianapolis, New York City, and Philadelphia in the 1870 US census? If your relative lived in one of these cities are their enumerations exactly the same?

Browse the 1870 census at FamilySearch for these or other localities.



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  1. Can you please explain why “second enumerations” were done in these cities? Were there any other locations where a second enumeration was done?

  2. The City of St. Louis, Missouri had a second enumeration done in 1880 because the city administrators said the count of residents was too low, and demanded a re-count which the government was required by law to do.

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