Rosewood Heritage Project Data Warehouse – 1900, 1910, and 1920 Census Records
The US Census provides important information about past communities; including race and gender, home ownership, employment, education status, and composition of individual households. Previous research into the history of Rosewood only used the 1920 census. This is problematic for a couple of reasons. First, it doesn’t provide a historical perspective of the town’s development through time. Second, individual census recorders differed in their levels of dedication to the job. The census takers for 1900 and 1910 recorded detailed information about home ownership, occupation, and education whereas this information was absent from the 1920 census.
This information is provided free of charge for use by anyone. I am particularly hopeful descendants and relatives of families in Rosewood and Sumner can use it to help with their genealogical research. If you do use this data in any way please provide an attribution to this website. Thanks!
The following links provide transcriptions of the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses for Rosewood and surrounding areas. The files are in MS Excel spreadsheet format, which can be opened with OpenOffice.
I have also included maps covering the enumeration districts for each of these years. Enumeration districts record the complete area referenced by each set of census forms. You can also click the image below to download a single map showing the enumeration district boundaries in relation to one another and other political features in Levy County.
Enumeration districts for Levy County; 1900, 1910, 1920