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1816, 1819, 1821 Jury Census. The City conducted
a census on inhabitants in these three years for purposes
of determining jury eligibility. There is a census book
for each ward; names are listed by address. Each entry
records the name, age, and occupation of each head of
household. The census also records the number (but not
name), race, and citizenship status of the inhabitants
within each household.
Jury Census, Manhattan, Second Ward.
American novelist Herman Melville was born at 6 Pearl
Street on 1 August 1819.
Census entry for 239 East 114 Street, listing the inhabitants
of the Marks, Lefevre, Hayes, Whiteway, and Wendling families.
Collection: 1890 "Police"
1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 New York
State Census, Kings County. The State censuses are arranged
according to Ward, and/or Assembly, and Enumeration
District number. They record the name, family relationship,
sex, age, nativity, occupation, and citizenship status
of each inhabitant.
1855, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1915, 1925 New
York State Census, Richmond County. Similar information
as Kings County Census.
records have been microfilmed and are available in the
Reference Room. The Municipal Archives does not have
a mail-order research service for census records and
the microfilms are not available for inter-library loan.
There are geographic (by Street name) indexes for the
1892 Kings County Census and the 1890 New York City
(Police) Census (see booklets at front desk in the Reference
Room). The other census records are not indexed.