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2018 ACS 2009 ACS 2000 5% 1920 1%
2017 ACS 2008 ACS 1990 5% 1910 1%
2016 ACS 2007 ACS 1980 5% 1900 5%
2015 ACS 2006 ACS 1970 Form 2 Metro 1880 10%
2014 ACS 2005 ACS 1970 Form 1 Metro 1870 1%
2013 ACS 2004 ACS 1960 5% 1860 1%
2012 ACS 2003 ACS 1950 1% 1850 1%
2011 ACS 2002 ACS 1940 1%
2010 ACS 2001 ACS 1930 5%
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2018 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________

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2017 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________

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2016 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2015 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2014 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2013 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2012 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2011 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2010 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2009 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2008 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2007 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2006 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2005 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2004 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2003 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2002 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2001 ACS
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7. Where was this person born?
[ ] In the United States - Print name of state._______________________
[ ] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.__________________________
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7. For people born in the United States:

Mark the "In the United States" box and then print the name of the state in which the person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print "District of Columbia."


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2000 5%
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12. Where was this person born?
[] In the United States - Print name of state.
[ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
[] Outside the United States - Print name of foreign country, or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.
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1990 5%
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8. In what U.S. State or foreign country was this person born?

___________________________________________________________
(Name of State or foreign country; or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.)

For persons born in the United States:
Print the name of the State in which this person was born. If the person was born in Washington, D.C., print District of Columbia. If the person was born in a U.S. territory or commonwealth, print Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or Northern Marianas.

For persons born outside the United States:
Print the name of the foreign country or area where the person was born. Use current boundaries, not boundaries at the time of the person’s birth. Specify whether Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland (Eire); East or West Germany; North or South Korea; England, Scotland, or Wales (not Great Britain or United Kingdom). Specify the particular country or island in the Caribbean (not, for example, West Indies).

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1980 5%
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11. In what State or foreign country was this person born?
Print the State where this person's mother was living when this person was born. Do not give the location of the hospital unless the mother's home and the hospital were in the same State.

Name of State or foreign country; or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc. "For persons born in the United States:Print the name of the State in which this person's mother was living when this person was born. For persons born in a hospital, do not give the State in which the hospital was located unless the hospital and the mother's home were in the same State or the location of the mother's home is not known. For example, if a person was born in a hospital in Washington D.C., but the mother's home was in Virginia at the time of the person's birth, enter "Virginia."

"For persons born outside the United States:

Print the full name of the foreign country or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc., where the person was born. Use international boundaries as now recognized by the United States. Specify whether Northern Ireland or Ireland (Eire); East or West Germany; England, Scotland or Wales (notGreat Britain or United Kingdom). Specify the particular island in the Caribbean, not, for example West Indies."


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1970 Form 2 Metro
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13a. Where was this person born? If born in hospital, give State or country where mother lived. If born outside U.S., see instruction sheet; distinguish Northern Ireland from Ireland (Eire).
[] This State
OR _____________________________________________________
(Name of State or foreign country; or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.)

"Mark the circle for This State if he now lives in the same State as he was born in. If born in a different State, print name of State. If born outside U.S., print name of country, U.S. possession, etc. Use international boundaries as now recognized by the U.S."


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1970 Form 1 Metro
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13a. Where was this person born? If born in hospital, give State or country where mother lived. If born outside U.S., see instruction sheet; distinguish Northern Ireland from Ireland (Eire).
[] This State
OR _____________________________________________________
(Name of State or foreign country; or Puerto Rico, Guam, etc.)

"Mark the circle for This State if he now lives in the same State as he was born in. If born in a different State, print name of State. If born outside U.S., print name of country, U.S. possession, etc. Use international boundaries as now recognized by the U.S."


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1960 5%
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P8. Where was this person born? (If born in hospital, give residence of mother, not location of hospital)

If born in the United States, write name of State. If born outside the United States, write name of country, U.S. possession, etc. Use international boundaries as now recognized by the U.S. Distinguish Northern Ireland from Ireland (Eire).

________________________________________
(State, foreign country, U.S. possession, etc.)


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1950 1%
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13. What State (or foreign country) was he born in?
If born outside Continental United States, enter name of Territory, possession, or foreign country
Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-other
14. If foreign born:
Is he naturalized? (Yes, No, or AP for born abroad of American parents)


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127. Item 13. Persons born in United States.-For persons born in Continental United States, report the full name of the State. (If State is unknown) enter "U. S.") For persons born in Washington, D. C., enter "District of Columbia." For a person who was born in a hospital or elsewhere outside of the State in which his family was living at the time he was born, enter the State in which his family was living-not the State in which the hospital was located. The name of the State in which you are enumerating may be abbreviated; other State names should be spelled out.

128. Persons born outside Continental United States.-For persons born outside Continental United States, report the full name of the Territory or possession or the full name of the foreign country according to present international boundaries. Report the name of the province, city, town, or village for persons whose country of birth is not definitely known.

Report "At sea" for persons born at sea.


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1950 1%

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1940 1%
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15. If born in the United States, give State, Territory, or possession. If foreign born, give country in which birthplace was situated on January 1, 1937. Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-English and Irish Free State (Eire) from Northern Ireland.
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472. Column 15. Place of Birth.-For persons born in the United States, write in full the name of the State or Territory or possession. For a person born in Washington, D.C., write D.C.

473. For persons born in a foreign country, enter the name of the country only as Belgium, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden, etc., except as noted in the following paragraphs. Spell out the name of the country in full. For persons born in any of those central European areas where there have been recent changes in boundaries, enter in col. 15 as country of birth that country in which his birthplace was situated on January 1, 1937. Note that the list of countries in Europe on that date included Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. If you cannot find out with certainty the country in which the person's birthplace was located on January 1, 1937, enter the name of the province, state, or city in which the persons was born, such as Bohemia, Slovakia, Croatia, etc., or Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, etc.

474. Do not return persons as born in Great Britain, but write the name of the particular country, as England, Scotland, Wales, etc. Distinction must be made between Northern Ireland and Irish Free State (Eire); it is not sufficient to report that a person was born in Ireland.

475. French Canadians, i.e., Canadians of French mother tongue, should be distinguished from other Canadians and reported as Canada-French. For all other persons born in Canada, enter Canada, English, even though they may not actually speak English.

476. If a person was born in Cuba or Puerto Rico, enter the name of the island, and not "West Indies."

477. If a person was born at sea, write "At sea."


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1940 1%
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15. If born in the United States, give State, Territory, or possession. If foreign born, give country in which birthplace was situated on January 1, 1937. Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-English and Irish Free State (Eire) from Northern Ireland.
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472. Column 15. Place of Birth.-For persons born in the United States, write in full the name of the State or Territory or possession. For a person born in Washington, D.C., write D.C.

473. For persons born in a foreign country, enter the name of the country only as Belgium, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden, etc., except as noted in the following paragraphs. Spell out the name of the country in full. For persons born in any of those central European areas where there have been recent changes in boundaries, enter in col. 15 as country of birth that country in which his birthplace was situated on January 1, 1937. Note that the list of countries in Europe on that date included Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. If you cannot find out with certainty the country in which the person's birthplace was located on January 1, 1937, enter the name of the province, state, or city in which the persons was born, such as Bohemia, Slovakia, Croatia, etc., or Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, etc.

474. Do not return persons as born in Great Britain, but write the name of the particular country, as England, Scotland, Wales, etc. Distinction must be made between Northern Ireland and Irish Free State (Eire); it is not sufficient to report that a person was born in Ireland.

475. French Canadians, i.e., Canadians of French mother tongue, should be distinguished from other Canadians and reported as Canada-French. For all other persons born in Canada, enter Canada, English, even though they may not actually speak English.

476. If a person was born in Cuba or Puerto Rico, enter the name of the island, and not "West Indies."

477. If a person was born at sea, write "At sea."


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1930 5%
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Place of Birth:
Place of birth of each person enumerated and of his or her parents. If born in the United States, give the State or Territory. If of foreign birth, give country in which birthplace is now situated. Distinguish Canada-French from Canada-English, and Irish Free State from Northern Ireland.
18. Person.
19. Father.
20. Mother.
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165. Column 18. Place of birth of person.-If the person was born in the United States, give the State or Territory in which born. The words "United States" are not sufficiently definite. A person born in what is now North Dakota, South Dakota, or Oklahoma should be so reported, although at the time of his birth the particular region may have had a different name. For a person born in Washington, D.C., write District of Columbia. Do not abbreviate the names of States or Territories.

166. If the person was born in a foreign country, enter the name of the country only, as Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Norway, Poland, China, etc., as the case may be, except as noted in the following paragraphs.

167. Since it is essential that each foreign-born person be credited to the country in which his birthplace is now located, special attention must be given to the six countries which lost a part of their territory in the readjustments following the World War. These six countries are as follows:

Austria, which lost territory to Czechoslovakia, Italy, Yugoslavia, Poland, and Rumania. Hungary, which lost territory to Austria, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Poland, Rumania, and Yugoslavia.
Bulgaria, which lost territory to Greece and Yugoslavia.
Germany, which lost territory to Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Danzig, Denmark, France, Lithuania, and Poland.
Russia, which lost territory to Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Turkey.
Turkey, which lost territory to Greece and Italy and from which the following areas became independent:
Iraq (Mesopotamia); Palestine (including Transjordan); Syria (including Lebanon); and various States and Kingdoms in Arabia (Asir, Hejaz, and Yemen).
168. If the person reports one of these six countries as his place of birth or that of his parents, ask specifically whether the birthplace is located within the present area of the country; and if not, find out to what country it has been transferred. If a person was born in the Province of Bohemia, for example, which was formerly in Austria but is now a part of Czechoslovakia, the proper return for country of birth is Czechoslovakia. If you can not ascertain with certainty the present location of the birthplace, where this group of countries is involved, enter in addition to the name of the country, the name of the Province or State in which the person was born, as Alsace-Lorraine, Bohemia, Croatia, Galicia, Moravia, Slovakia, etc., or the city, as Warsaw, Prague, Strasbourg, etc.

169. Do not return a person as born in Great Britain but indicate the particular country, as England, Scotland, Wales, etc. Distinction must be made between Northern Ireland and Irish Free State. It is not sufficient to report that a person was born in Ireland.

170. French Canadians should be distinguished from other Canadians. For a French-speaking person born in Canada, enter "Canada-French"; for all other persons born in Canada, enter "Canada-English" (even though they may not actually speak English).

171. If a person was born in Cuba or Puerto Rico, so state, and do not write West Indies.

172. If a person was born abroad, but of American parents, write in column 18 both the birthplace and "Am. cit."-that is, American citizen. For a person born at sea, write "At sea."

173. Spell out the names of countries, provinces, etc., and do not abbreviate in any case.


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1920 1%
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Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the place of birth and, in addition, the mother tongue.

Person:

19. Place of birth.
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1910 1%
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12. Place of birth of this person.
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118. Column 12. Place of birth of this person.—If the person was born in the United States, give the state or territory (not county, city, or town) in which born. The words "United States" are not sufficiently definite. A person born in what is now West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Oklahoma should be reported as so born, although at the time of his birth the particular region may have had a different name. Do not abbreviate the names of states and territories.

119. If the person was born outside the United States, enter the country (not city or district) in which born.

120. Instead of Great Britain, write Ireland, England, Scotland, or Wales.

121. For persons born in the double Kingdom of Austria-Hungry, be sure to distinguish Austria from Hungary. For persons born in Finland, write Finland, and not "Russia." For persons born in Turkey, be sure to distinguish Turkey in Europe from Turkey in Asia.

122. Do not rely upon the language spoken to determine birthplace.—This is especially true of German, for over one-third of the Austrians and nearly three-fourths of the Swiss speak German. In the case of persons speaking German, therefore, inquire carefully whether the birthplace was German, Switzerland, Austria, or elsewhere.

123. If the person was born abroad, but of American parents, write in column 12 both the birthplace and Am. cit.—that is, American citizen. If the person was born at sea, write At sea.


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1900 5%
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13. Place of birth of this person.
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138. Column 13. Place of birth of person.—The object of this question is to get the birthplace of very person living in your district. If the persons was born in the United States, enter in column 13 the state or territory (not city or town) of the United States in which he was born. A person born in what is now West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Oklahoma should be reported as so born, although at the time of his birth the particular region may have had a different name.

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1880 10%
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24. Place of birth of this person, naming State or Territory of United States, or the country, if of foreign birth.
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PLACE OF BIRTH

In column numbered 24 is to be reported the "Place of birth" of every person named upon the schedule. If born within the United States the State or Territory will be named, whether it be the State or Territory in which the person is at present residing or not. If of foreign birth, the country will be named as specifically as possible. Instead of writing "Great Britain" as the place of birth, give the particular country, as England, Scotland, Wales. Instead of "Germany" specify the State, as Prussia, Baden, Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Hesse-Darmstadt, etc.


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1870 1%
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10. Place of birth, naming the state or territory of the United States, or the country, if of foreign birth.
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Column 10 will contain the "Place of birth" of every person named upon the schedule. If born within the United States, the State or Territory will be named, whether it be the State or Territory in which the person is at present residing or not. If of foreign birth, the country will be named as specifically as possible. Instead of writing "Great Britain" as the place of birth, give the particular country, as England, Scotland, Wales. Instead of "Germany," specify the State, as Prussia, Baden, Bavaria, Wurttemburg, Hesse Darmstadt, etc.

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1860 1%
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10. Place of birth, naming the state, territory, or country.
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14. Birth Place. -- Under heading 10, you are to insert the place of birth of every individual whose name you record. If born in the State or Territory of their present residence, insert the name, abbreviation, or initials of such State or Territory. If born out of the United States, insert the name of the country of birth. To insert simply Germany would not be deemed a sufficiently specific localization of birth place, unless no better can be had. The particular German State should be given-- as Baden, Bavaria, Hanover. Where the birth place cannot be ascertained, write "unknown" in the proper column; but it must be of rare occurrence that the place of birth may not be understood. You should ascertain the exact birth place of children as well as of parents, and not infer because parents were born in Baden that so also were the children.

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1850 1%
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9. Place of birth, naming the state, territory, or country.
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9. Under heading 9, "Place of birth." The marshal should ask the place of birth of each person in the family. If born in the State or Territory where they reside, insert the name or initials of the State or Territory, or the name of the government or country if without the United States. The names of the several States may be abbreviated.

Where the place of birth is unknown, state "unknown."