Kansas, State Census, 1895 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This census includes people who lived in Kansas in 1895.

Record Description

Information is handwritten on pre-printed forms.

Record Content

Kansas 1895 State Census (10-0068) Keosho-Chanute 4-5.jpg

The Kansas 1895 State Census lists each member of the houselhold by name as well as the following:

  • all members of the household by name
  • sex
  • age
  • race or color
  • place of birth
  • relationship to head of household
  • birthplace of parents
  • where from to Kansas
  • military record [1]

How to Use the Record

Since the 1890 Census for Kansas was destroyed, this state agricultural census is a great substitute for identifying an ancestor between 1880 and 1900. Hopefully mentions of other members in the family group on the Kansas 1895 State Census can help fill in this gap. Also use this record to identify individuals born after the 1880 Census.

Record History

Kansas became a state in 1861 and later passed a law requiring a state census every ten years to number the population of the various counties in order to determine apportionment of the state legislature. The first state census was taken in 1865 and continued until 1925, as the law was repealed in 1933.

Why this Record Was Created

The Kansas State Board of Agriculture was "required in every tenth year (with the help of county clerks and township assessors) counting from 1875 to cause all inhabitants to be enumerated and to collect other statistical information relating to agriculture, horticulture, manufactures, etc." [2]

Record Reliability

The counties of Comanche, Finney, Saline, and Seward were not enumerated. Due to a delay in funding, this census was taken "carelessly" and "hurriedly" according to a report by the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Some counties were not enumerated completely (Cherokee, Gove, Lyon, Marion). See Kansas State Historical Society: Kansas 1895 State Census.

Related Web Sites

Kansas State Historical Society [1]

State Records: The Other Censuses

Related Wiki Articles

Kansas Censuses Existing and Lost

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Sources of Information for This Collection

“Kansas State Census, 1895,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); from Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. FHL Microfilm, 202 rolls, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Examples of citations:

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023


  1. "Kansas 1895 State Census - Kansas Historical Society." Home - Kansas Historical Society. Kansas Historical Society, 2010. Web. 13 Dec. 2010. <http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-1895-state-census/10951>.
  2. North, S. N. D. Cooperation and Unification in the Federal and State Satistical Work. Washington, 1903. Print. pg. viii, Population, Kansas 1895 State Census, Google Books