HistoryForge Census Mapping Project
The Oberlin Heritage Center is partnering with HistoryForge, an interactive web environment which uses census records and historic maps, to explore the history of Oberlin in 1910 and 1940. As of July 2021, nearly all of the data from 1910 has been posted. Data entry and review for 1940 is in progress. For a full research experience, be sure to play around with the Field, Filter, and Map It options to sort through the information.
HistoryForge - Jump to the map feature
HistoryForge - Jump to the 1910 Census Data
HistoryForge - Jump to the 1940 Census Data
- At this time, it is better to view this program from a desktop computer.
- In some census years college students were recorded at their home residences, not in Oberlin.
- While we tried to enter the data as it was recorded on the original census sheets, we know that sometimes the census is incorrect. If you have suggested edits or notes, please email [email protected].
HistoryForge is an innovative digital history project led by The History Center in Tompkins County in Ithaca, NY. The project is generously funded by a two-year grant for Public Engagement with Historical Records from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives (NARA). To learn more about HistoryForge, visit their website at: www.historyforge.net.