Track the changing populations of Salem in the early twentieth century with census documents. Many people mentioned in this selection of the 1900 Salem census are immigrants from Poland, Ireland, Canada and Russia. Notice that distinctions are made between “Canada Fr” for French speakers and “Canada Eng” for English speakers. Those from Poland also are described as “Poland Aust”, “Poland Germ” and “Poland Russ” for the Austria-hungarian, Russian, and German sections of Poland. Click here for selections from the 1910 census in Salem.
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U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor. Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Population. Salem, MA (selections from Ward 1). National Archives, Northeast Branch, Waltham, MA.
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