Talk:South Dakota, State Census, 1905 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Am I in the right place?

The 1905 South Dakota State census has characteristics that are not utilized in the Web page.

The file is, in effect, a copy, card by card, of an alphabetized card file.  The Family Search Web site provides, or seems to provide, an index to this file.  It's too bad it only accesses names, and not things like places.  In addition, the original cards provide a CARD NUMBER.  If this were an access point, it would be possible to organize all members of a family together.  If this message makes any sense to anybody, I would appreciate a response.


I am curious if the card numbers are specific to the county originally? I feel like the database is organize by name. A county filter would be extremely helpful!

Localities and Card Numbers

I am in the process of finding out whether FamilySearch has obtained data that could be used to create coverage table that lists localities.

Card numbers are found on some results pages. It is the last item listed in this results list from FamilySearch.

Ella F Aurand, "South Dakota, State Census, 1905"
Name: Ella F Aurand
Age: 53
Birth Year (Estimated): 1852
Gender: Female
Race (Original): W
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Married
Years in State: 19
Arrival Year in State (Estimated): 1886
Event Place: South Dakota, United States
Years in United States: 53
Arrival Year in the United States (Estimated): 1852
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
GS Film number: 2281056
Digital Folder Number: 4245074
Image Number: 3455
Card Number: 192

Dorothy Horan, User Guidance Supervisor 20:09, 1 May 2013 (UTC)