New York State Census, 1905 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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New York State Census, 1905
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|New York, |
|Flag of New York|
|Location of New York|
|Record Type||State Census|
|Multiple county clerk offices, New York|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795. These records do not cover the entire population of New York. The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York. Use the information with caution, since the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.
The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The schedules are usually arranged by county and political subdivisions. Information from the following thirteen counties is missing:
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I Found the Person I was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
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- Use the information found in the record to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New York.
- New York Guided Research
- New York Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step New York Research, 1880-Present
- New York Record Finder
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