It is possible to do the following search in the 1900 federal population census:
SEARCH—MOTHER—NUMBER OF LIVING CHILDREN
Inserting the following numbers of living children (Exact) in the above search produced the following results:
By the way, virtually all these women lost at least one child in the course of giving birth to so many. The following search helps illustrate just how big a problem child mortality still was in 1900:
SEARCH—MOTHER—HOW MANY CHILDREN
Inserting total numbers of children (Exact) in the above search produced the following results:
How can researchers access the federal population census? You may use Heritage Quest Online from home with a valid SLPL library card and PIN, or at Central Library or any of our branches.
You may use Ancestry Library Edition at Central Library or any of our branches.