2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2021 7:36 AM by liz sonnenberg

    Seeking US Census Farm Schedules

    liz sonnenberg Newbie

      The 1920 U.S. census (and other years) lists farm schedule numbers. Does anyone know how to access the farm schedules in order to read them? Are they digitized and available online? Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking US Census Farm Schedules
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Ms. Sonnenberg,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Although most Agricultural Schedules from 1890 to 1920 were destroyed, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series General Farm Schedules, 1920 in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that contains information for McLean County, Illinois; Jackson County, Michigan; Carbon County, Montana; Santa Fe County, New Mexico; and Wilson County, Tennessee.  For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Please review Nonpopulation Census Records and Agricultural Schedules of the United States Census for more information. 


          You may wish to contact the appropriate State archives or historical society to request a search for any state agricultural schedules.  In addition, the United States Department of Agriculture's Historical Census Publications may be useful.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!