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Most genealogists are painfully aware that most of the 1890 Census was destroyed in a fire in 1921; only 1000 pages and fragments survived.  The surviving remnants include some records from specific counties in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas.  Those fragments have been digitized and are now available for searching at Find My Past.  It is a paid site, however, you can pay as you go or subscribe.  If you have ancestors from those states, it might be worth your time to do a search of the records to see if you might have a match.

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