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== Record Description  ==
 
  
Population schedules are handwritten entries on preprinted cards. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname.  
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In 1885 the South Dakota State Legislature mandated that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The last census was taken in 1945. The completed cards were then sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.&nbsp;
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
This information pertains to individuals recorded on the census in 1945.  
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The collection consists of an index to the census of South Dakota taken by that state in 1945. This 1945 South Dakota State Census is an every-name list of the state's inhabitants as of 1945. The records are handwritten on printed cards and are arranged alphabetically by surname. People enumerated in the census are recorded individually; the census records do not show individuals in family groups. The census was filmed at the South Dakota State Historical Society.
  
The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
Censuses are generally reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may therefore be incorrect.  
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=== Citation for this Collection  ===
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In 1885 the South Dakota State Legislature mandated that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The last census was taken in 1945. The completed cards were then sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes. Censuses are generally reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may therefore be incorrect.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "South Dakota, State Census, 1945." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Assessor. State Historical Society, Pierre.}}
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
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Records found in the 1945 census may contain any of the following:  
[[South Dakota 1945 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  ==
 
 
 
Records found in the 1945 census may contain the following information:  
 
  
 
*Name, age, and gender of individual  
 
*Name, age, and gender of individual  
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*Church affiliation
 
*Church affiliation
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
Begin your search by locating your ancestor 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.  
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The birthplace of your ancestor.
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*The place where your ancestor lived.
  
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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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
  
*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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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1747589?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page].'''<br>
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
 
*Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
 
*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
 
*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.
 
  
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.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1747589/waypoints Browse Page]''' then select the Film category.
  
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:
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*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 an county.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1747589 South Dakota State Census, 1945]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*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.
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
  
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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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
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*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.
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/southdakota/ South Dakota State Census]
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*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.  
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/SD/ South Dakota Census Online]
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*Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
 
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*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
 
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*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.”
*[[South Dakota Census]]
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
*[[South Dakota 1905 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[South Dakota Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
*[[South Dakota 1915 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[South Dakota 1925 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[South Dakota 1935 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[South Dakota Censuses Existing and Lost]]
 
 
 
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[South Dakota, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[South Dakota Archives and Libraries]].
  
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"South Dakota State Census, 1945." database and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 April 2011). Walter James, age 43; citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 2,371,445; South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre, South Dakota.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
South Dakota, United States
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Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1945
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an index to the census of South Dakota taken by that state in 1945. This 1945 South Dakota State Census is an every-name list of the state's inhabitants as of 1945. The records are handwritten on printed cards and are arranged alphabetically by surname. People enumerated in the census are recorded individually; the census records do not show individuals in family groups. The census was filmed at the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Collection Content

Sample Image

In 1885 the South Dakota State Legislature mandated that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The last census was taken in 1945. The completed cards were then sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.

The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes. Censuses are generally reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may therefore be incorrect.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Records found in the 1945 census may contain any of the following:

  • Name, age, and gender of individual
  • County and town of residence or city and ward
  • Occupation, race, and marital status
  • Birthplace and ancestry
  • Parents' birthplace(s)
  • Spouse's maiden name if married and year married
  • Military service in Spanish War or World War I or World War II
  • State, company, regiment and division of service
  • Literate or illiterate
  • Extent of education
  • Physical impairments (blind, deaf, insane)
  • A naturalized citizen?
  • Number of years in U.S.
  • Number of years in South Dakota
  • Church affiliation

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The birthplace of your ancestor.
  • The place where your ancestor lived.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then select the Film category.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
  • Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
  • Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
  • 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.”
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of South Dakota, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the South Dakota Archives and Libraries.

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
"South Dakota State Census, 1945." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Assessor. State Historical Society, Pierre.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for South Dakota, State Census, 1945.

Image Citation:

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