Genealogists don't usually research their
families long before they discover that the
US Census of 1890 no longer exists. It was
heavily damaged during a fire in 1921 and
ordered to be destroyed thirteen years later
by the Census Bureau. Years later, a very
small portion of the census was discovered
to have eluded destruction, unfortunately,
this did not include Tarrant County.
the census is such an important tool in
tracing migration and residence patterns of
our ancestors, we felt that the gap created
by this missing document must be filled by
another tool of equal value. In September
1990, the Fort Worth Genealogical Society
began a project to construct such a tool.
publication is intended to provide to you a
means to establish the fact that a person or
family resided in Tarrant County in or about
the year 1890. Many people have worked on
this project over the years gathering more
than 131,000 records from fifteen source
from that time period and entering them into
the computer. This CD includes three
indexes that combine all of this information
into an easily searchable format.
problem with the soundex calculator forced
us to remove spaces and punctuation from
names like De Witt, O'Leary, Mc Dowell, St.
Clair and etc. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause you, but this
was necessary to correct the problem.