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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] 1890 Veteran's Census
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:29:33 -0400
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Chad has an excellent point which sent me looking in my library for
Hinckley's _Your Guide to the Federal Census_ (Cincinnati, OH: Betterway
Books, 2002), page 101 which gives the movement of the records. As Chad
surmised they were not destroyed in the 1921 fire that did in the population
schedules but were "misplaced or destroyed prior to the transfer to the
National Archives in 1943" from the Veterans Administration. See Hinckley's
book for more details.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles S. Mason, Jr.
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 12:29 PM
> I checked two sources on the 1890 schedule. Dollarhide's book only states
> that they are missing. The 1984 edition of "The Source" states that they
> were destroyed in the 1921 fire along with the other schedules.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chad Milliner" <>
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 11:55 AM
> So if anyone out there does have a source that describes exactly what
> human, or otherwise) that caused the destruction of the first half of the
> 1890 veterans schedules, let me know. Or even a source that describes
> the veterans schedules were circa 1907-1921 would be helpful.