Finding 1910 Ancestry.com Census Images in One Step
Stephen P. Morse, PhD
Joel D. Weintraub, PhD
David R. Kehs, PhD
Ancestry.com has an online index and Heritage Quest has a CD index for the 1910 census that allows
you to search the census by name. Unfortunately the results found do not give any links to the census
images. So we need some means for navigating to the image.
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(As of October 17, 2004 Ancestry.com had added the links to the images. However there are several
errors involved with their links, many of which are compensated for by this One-Step utility. As an
example, search for [Henry Cobb, Tennessee, born 1844] in the 1910 census using the image links on
ancestry.com and you get to the wrong image. If you do the search and use this utility, you get
to the correct one.)
For each person found, the Ancestry and Heritage Quest results give the state,
county, political subdivision, roll number, page number, and part. But to navigate to the
images on the Ancestry.com site, you need to know the state, county, political subdivision,
and enumeration district. Since the enumeration district is not one of the pieces of information given
in the results of a name search, using the Ancestry site to navigate to census images could be a difficult
and complicated process.
The page number given in the Ancestry results is not the sheet number that
is handwritten at the top right of the page. Instead the page number is a
number that is stamped at the top of every other page, usually after the words "1910 Population".
The page having the number is considered the A page and the following page is the B
page. For example, the page stamped 114 is referred to as 114A and the
following (unstamped) page is referred to as 114B. A roll consists of
several parts, with each part having stamped pages starting from 1.