I spent an interesting afternoon exploring the 1910 census from Ancrestry. Users can view, save, and print copies of the actual hand written census lists for free through 2/21/2011. I was able to find my maternal gggrandparents ( both sides). That was exciting. It was also interesting to learn how their race was catergorized and listed . They were listed as “Black” or “Mulattos” in the state of Virginia. Apparently the census taker determine this by the color of their skin and/or the texture of their hair. Parents were listed as B or M and their sons and daughters could be either even if they have the same parents. gggrandfather listed as B gggrandmother listed as M and their children were both B and Ms.
Original post by Cynthia Nock Reed