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This census covers the residents of Minnesota in 1905.
 
  
The census is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The record is arranged by county and by community within each county. The census does not include schedules for the counties of Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Pennington, as they were not yet organized at the time the census was taken.
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
Minnesota became a territory in 1849 and took territorial censuses in 1849, 1853, 1855, and 1857. After statehood in 1858, Minnesota took state censuses in 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905.&nbsp;
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The collection consists of indexes and images to the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of June 1, 1905  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1503056/waypoints Browse].  
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The census is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The record is arranged by county and by community within each county. The census does not include schedules for the counties of Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Pennington, as they were not yet organized at the time the census was taken.  
  
State censuses were taken in Minnesota every ten years beginning in 1865 through 1905. The census includes most individuals within the counties enumerated.  
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Minnesota became a territory in 1849 and took territorial censuses in 1849, 1853, 1855, and 1857. After statehood in 1858, Minnesota took state censuses in 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905.The census was compiled to obtain a count of the population of the state to determine how many representatives the state would send to Congress. The information is generally reliable. However use the information with some 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 census was compiled to obtain a count of the population of the state to determine how many representatives the state would send to Congress.
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
 
The information is generally reliable. However use the information with some 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.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
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| text=Minnesota Census Bureau. Minnesota State Census 1905. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota. }}
 
 
 
[[Minnesota 1905 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Minnesota 1905 Census.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
 
'''Key genealogical facts found in the 1905 Minnesota State Census are:'''
 
  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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Information found in the 1905 Minnesota State Census usually includes:
 
*Name of each person who lived with this family on 1 June 1905  
 
*Name of each person who lived with this family on 1 June 1905  
 
*Residential street/avenue address or RFD  
 
*Residential street/avenue address or RFD  
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*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
 
*Whether an individual had served in the Spanish-American War
 
*Whether an individual had served in the Spanish-American War
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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Image:Minnesota 1905 Census.jpg|Minnesota 1905 Census
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection,it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The place where your ancestor lived
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*The approximate age of your ancestor
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*The names of family members who may live nearby
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1503056|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':<br>
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#Select the '''County'''<br>
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#Select the '''Township/City/Town/Village/Ward''' to view the images.
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1503056 Minnesota, State Census, 1905]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the census index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page number or family number) to locate your ancestors in the census. Compare the information in the census to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*Search for birth, marriage, and death records  
When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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*Search for the family in federal census records
 
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*Search for church, land, and probate records
*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family.
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.  
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
 
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*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census
It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.
 
 
 
Be sure to extract all families before you look at other records. The relationships given will help you to organize family groups. The family groupings will help you identify related families when you discover additional information in other records.
 
 
 
Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:
 
 
 
*Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.
 
*You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.  
 
*You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
 
*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
 
 
 
You should also be aware that the census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
 
 
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
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== Related Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://people.mnhs.org/census Minnesota State Census Index]
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/MN/1900.html Minnesota Census Online Index]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Minnesota Census]]
 
*[[Minnesota Censuses Existing and Lost]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
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"Minnesota State Census, 1905." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing Census Bureau. State Library and Records Service, St. Paul.
  
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"Minnesota State Census, 1905." database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://familysearch.org https:/: accessed 27 March 2012), entry for John Carver age 45; citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 92,879; State Library and Records Service, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of indexes and images to the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of June 1, 1905

The census is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The record is arranged by county and by community within each county. The census does not include schedules for the counties of Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, or Pennington, as they were not yet organized at the time the census was taken.

Minnesota became a territory in 1849 and took territorial censuses in 1849, 1853, 1855, and 1857. After statehood in 1858, Minnesota took state censuses in 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905.The census was compiled to obtain a count of the population of the state to determine how many representatives the state would send to Congress. The information is generally reliable. However use the information with some 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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota State Census, 1905.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information found in the 1905 Minnesota State Census usually includes:

  • Name of each person who lived with this family on 1 June 1905
  • Residential street/avenue address or RFD
  • Gender, age and color of each person in household
  • Place of birth (U.S. state or territory or country, if foreign born)
  • Father's place of birth
  • Mother's place of birth
  • Length of residence in state
  • Length of residence in enumeration district
  • Occupation
  • Whether an individual had served in the Spanish-American War

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection,it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor lived
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The names of family members who may live nearby

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Township/City/Town/Village/Ward to view the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for birth, marriage, and death records
  • Search for the family in federal census records
  • Search for church, land, and probate records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Minnesota State Census, 1905." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Census Bureau. State Library and Records Service, St. Paul.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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