1900 & 1910 Massachusetts Indexes-some questions abt. how it is indexed
By R Lee July 03, 2003 at 06:59:59
Hello.I was at my local library that has a genealogy program online and access to the 1900 and 1910 census's.I was specifically looking in Massachusetts.
Now I understand how to look up census's (both the old fashioned way...at NARA and using the index cards, etc, and the new way, typing in a name on ancestry.com), but it was either the 1900 or the 1910 where I got a little confused.
I simply couldn't just type in a name and hit search.The program wanted to know the county.Well luckily I do know the county so I entered it.Then in wanted to know the district or EN, etc.and there were about 15 in the county.Each district on the computer program gave the boundaries, such as this district was from Main street to east and to Smith St. to the west.Well luckily too, I knew their most likely address.Well then, that's where I get confused.Does this take you to page #1 of the district?And must we look at every page for our names?There's got to be an easier way, right?
Please let me know what I'm doing wrong.I know the name, location, etc.now I just want to locate them on the census, without having to look at 10000 names in one particular district!
I think this was the 1910 census, but I wasn't sure 100% it could be the 1900 census.I'm having no problems with my research on 1920 and 30 as you just type in the name and go!