1880 Census Record Research
Transcription of the 1880 census is available online at FamilySearch.
In the 1880 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 month of birth if the individual was born within the year
the relationship of each individual to head of household
whether an individual was single, married, widowed, or divorced
whether or not an individual was married within the year
the profession, occupation, or trade of each male
the profession, occupation, or trade of each female
the number of months an individual was unemployed during the census year
whether or not an individual was sick or temporarily disabled so as not able to function normally, and if so, the nature of the illness
whether an individual was blind, deaf, dumb, idiotic, insane, maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise permanently disabled
whether or not an individual attended school within the year
whether or not an individual can read and write
each individual's state, territory, or country of birth
each individual's mother's state, territory, or country of birth
each individual's father's state, territory, or country of birth
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.
1880 Census - 6 rolls - MI ( Ionia, Iosco, Isabella, Isle Royale, Ingham, Kent and Ottowa Counties)
Last update December 28, 2007