1870 Census Record Research
Images of the 1870 census are available online at the Library of Michigan.
In the 1870 Federal census you can get the following information:
the name, age, and sex of each individual in the household
whether each individual was white, black, mulatto, Indian, or Chinese
the profession, occupation, or trade of each male
the profession, occupation, or trade of each female
the value of the real estate owned by each individual
the value of the personal property owned by each individual
each individual's state, territory, or country of birth
whether or not an individual's father is of foreign birth
whether or not an individual's mother is of foreign birth
the month of birth if the individual was born within the year
the month of marriage if the individual was married within the year
whether or not an individual attended school within the year
whether or not an individual can read and write
whether an individual is deaf, dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic
whether or not the individual is a male citizen over 21
whether or not the individual is a male citizen over 21 who cannot vote
Federal Mortality Schedules exist for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880.
Mortality schedules counted the number of deaths that occurred in the year before the census was taken, and exist for the 1850 through 1880 censuses. This means that there are only four schedules currently available for the U.S. census. A mortality schedule lists the individual's name, age, sex, occupation, cause of death, date of death, and place of death by county.
A copy of the Ionia County Mortality Index is available as part of CD 164, "Death Records, Mortality Records 1850-1880 available from Broderbund Software.
The following census films are available at the Ionia Community Library (formerly Hall-Fowler Memorial Library) in Ionia.
1870 Census - 3 rolls - MI ( Alpena, Antrium, Barry, Ionia, Livingston and Mackinac Counties)
Last update December 28, 2007