Louisiana Census - 1910


Using online images of the U.S. census (www.ancestry.com), I have been extracting the Pitre families from the parishes in which Pitres are most prolific.  I am placing my transcriptions of these entries online (links appear below).  Please contact me if you have queries, corrections, or a specific reference (parish, district, ward, page #) you’d like checked.


My extractions include only the parent/s, children, ages, occupations, location, and others at the address.  There are also Acadian-surname families within some parishes that have race as black or mulatto (mixed race parentage).  These families were most probably the descendants of slaves from the various plantations and farms and quite likely were either given or took the surname of the owner as their own surname once slavery was abolished.  Race is white unless indicated otherwise: B for black, mul for mulatto. 


I have included the reference for the entry if you wish to access or order the census page itself.  The entire entry includes the following:


Questions asked on the 1910 census:

     1- Each person’s name and relationship to the head of household.

     2- Sex

     3- Color or race

     4- Age at last birthday

     5- Marital status

     6- Length of present marriage

     7- If a mother, number of children and number of living children

     8- Birthplace and parents’ birthplaces

     9- If foreign born, year of immigration and citizenship status

   10- Language spoken

   11- Occupation

   12- Type of industry employed in

   13- Whether employer, employee, or self-employed

   14- Number of weeks unemployed in 1909 if applicable

   15- Ability to read and write

   16- If attended daytime school since 1 September 1909

   17- If home was rented or owned

   18- If owned, whether free or mortgaged

   19- If home was a house or a farm

   20- If a veteran of the Union or Confederate army or navy

   21- If blind in both eyes, and if deaf and dumb

The Indian schedule also recorded the tribe and/or band.

Links to parishes for 1910 Louisiana Census:

Calcasieu Parish  

Lafourche Parish  

St. Landry Parish  

Terrebonne Parish

other parishes


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