This database is an index to the 1910 US Federal Census for the state of Kentucky. The 1910 Miracode indexes record the following information for each person: name, relationship to head of household, color or race, age at last birthday, marital status, visitation number or family number, place of birth, county, township, and enumeration district number. The information found here will lead researchers to the location of their family in the actual 1910 US Federal Census Schedules.
The corresponding census images for this database will be posted within the next few months. The Miracode indexes for other states will be following in upcoming weeks.
Miracode is a slightly modified version of the Soundex indexing format. Miracode and Soundex are indexes based on the pronunciation of a name, rather than the name's spelling. Surnames are coded and then arranged numerically by their codes. Miracode system was used only for 1910 for the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information, see the following article in Ancestry's reference library: http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/news/articles/2253.asp
Not everyone enumerated on the 1910 census schedules is on the Miracode indexes, as some names were missed or misread by the indexer. It is especially advisable for researchers to continue a search in the actual schedules, even when a name fails to appear in an index.
Census records can be found at the LDS Family History Library and many genealogical libraries.
In addition, Ancestry.com offers scanned images online from the 1790 U.S. Federal Census to the 1920 U.S. Federal Census. These records contain more than 450 million names and are part of Ancestry.com's Images Online™ initiative. Ancestry has begun an innovative project to reconstruct the vast amount of information lost when a 1921 fire destroyed nearly the entire 1890 census. The census substitute is the largest project of its kind and will fill the void that was created when the fire destroyed insight into an entire generation's family demographics, occupations and much more. Ancestry.com is using remaining fragments of the original 1890 census, 1890 special veterans schedules, several Indian tribe censuses for years surrounding 1890, state censuses (1885 or 1895), city and county directories, alumni directories and voter registration documents to construct a census substitute. More than 20 million records have been identified for inclusion in the census substitute.