|Venice and the U.S. Census
The U.S. Census is taken every ten years and is known as the Decennial Census. The first census was taken in 1790 and one has been taken every ten years since.
Through the 1990 census, they were taken by enumerators walking house to house and writing the required information longhand on large paper forms. The quality of the handwriting and the reproduction of the sheets onto microfilm, can present a challenge to those trying to read or research the information. The 2000 and 2010 censuses made significant use of computers.
The digitized microfilm images are released to the public, by law, 72 years after the census was taken, so the last released census is for the year 1940. The committee's census archive for Venice goes back to 1850, the first census after its name was established.
You may either left-click on a link below to read the .pdf file, or (using a Windows computer) you can right-click on the link, select Save Link As and download the file to your computer. After the download, you will be able to view the pages and print a particular page(s) from your computer.
The Venice Census
Here is a link to 1940 Venice Ward One
Here is a link to 1940 Venice Ward Two
Here is a link to 1940 Venice Ward Three
Here is a link to 1940 Venice Ward Three-Part 2
Here is a link to 1930 Venice Ward One
Here is a link to 1930 Venice Ward Two
Here is a link to 1930 Venice Ward Three
Here is a link to 1920 Venice Census
Here is a link to 1910 Venice Census
Here is a link to 1900 Venice Census
Here is a link to 1880 Venice Census
Here is a link to 1870 Venice Census
Here is a link to 1860 Venice Census
Here is a link to 1850 Venice Census
(These files are large and may take a while to view depending on your speed of internet connection. Please be patient.)
Due to a fire on Jan. 10, 1921, at the Commerce Department in Washington D.C., the only paper copy of the 1890 census was vitually destroyed. Only a few pieces of a very few pages survived, none for the state of Illinois. There is no other copy or microfilm of that census.