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This wiki article describes a collection that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. To access the collection, see [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1476077 South Dakota State Census, 1925].
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Collection Time Period  ==
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Population schedules are handwritten entries on preprinted cards. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname.
  
This information pertains to the census taken in the year 1925.&nbsp;
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In 1885 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The last state census was conducted in 1945. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.  
  
== Collection&nbsp;History  ==
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This information pertains to the census taken in the year 1925
  
&nbsp;In 1885 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The last state census was conducted in 1945. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State.&nbsp;The census covers approximately 90% of the population.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.  
  
=== Why This Collection&nbsp;Was Created&nbsp;  ===
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Censuses are usually 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 have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.
  
The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes. <br>
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Collection&nbsp;Reliability  ===
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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.
  
Censuses are usually 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 have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.  
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[[South Dakota 1925 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
== Collection Description ==
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== Record Content ==
  
Population schedules are handwritten entries on preprinted cards. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname.&nbsp;
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
  
=== Collection Content  ===
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[[Image:South Dakota 1925 State Census DGS 4246334 01691.jpg|thumb|center]]
  
 
Key genealogical facts found in the South Dakota state census for the year 1925 are:  
 
Key genealogical facts found in the South Dakota state census for the year 1925 are:  
  
*Name  
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*Name and age of person
*Residence  
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*Residence in county and post office or city and ward
*Age
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*Occupation
 
*Birth place and ancestry  
 
*Birth place and ancestry  
 
*Birth place of parents  
 
*Birth place of parents  
*Sex
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*Gender, race and marital status  
*Race
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*Maiden name of wife and year married
*Marital status  
 
*Occupation
 
*Years in United States and in South Dakota and if naturalized
 
*Able to read and write
 
*If blind, deaf, idiotic, or insane
 
 
*Extent of education  
 
*Extent of education  
*Military service with state regiment and company
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*Military service in Civil War, Spanish War or World War I
*Maiden name of wife
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*Name of state, company, regiment and division
*Church affiliation
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*Number of years living in United States
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*Number of years living in South Dakota
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*Literate or illiterate
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*Physical impairments
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*Religious affiliation
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== How To Use The Record  ==
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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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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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*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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*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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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.
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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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*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.”
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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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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.
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Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:
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*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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*You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
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*You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
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*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
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You should also be aware that the census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
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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  ==
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[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/southdakota/ South Dakota State Census]
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[http://www.census-online.com/links/SD/ South Dakota Census Online]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
== How To Use The Collection ==
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[[South Dakota Census]]
  
Census records are the best source to quickly identify a family group and residence. Use the place of residence and the birthplace for each person along with his or her age to search for other record types. Also use military service and church affiliation to search church and military records for additional information. The census identifies other persons in the household. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist. <br>
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[[South Dakota 1905 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== '''Bibliographic Information'''  ==
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[[South Dakota 1915 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
South Dakota. 1925 state census, population schedule. South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre, South Dakota.<br>
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[[South Dakota 1935 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== Related Articles  ==
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[[South Dakota 1945 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/South_Dakota_Census South Dakota Census]  
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[[South Dakota Censuses Existing and Lost]]  
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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"South Dakota State Census, 1925." &nbsp;database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed April 7, 2011). Margaret A Freeman, age 38; citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 2,368,370; South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre, South Dakota.
  
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Record Description

Population schedules are handwritten entries on preprinted cards. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname.

In 1885 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The last state census was conducted in 1945. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.

This information pertains to the census taken in the year 1925

The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.

Censuses are usually 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 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 Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Assessor. South Dakota state census 1925. South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre, South Dakota.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

South Dakota 1925 State Census DGS 4246334 01691.jpg

Key genealogical facts found in the South Dakota state census for the year 1925 are:

  • Name and age of person
  • Residence in county and post office or city and ward
  • Occupation
  • Birth place and ancestry
  • Birth place of parents
  • Gender, race and marital status
  • Maiden name of wife and year married
  • Extent of education
  • Military service in Civil War, Spanish War or World War I
  • Name of state, company, regiment and division
  • Number of years living in United States
  • Number of years living in South Dakota
  • Literate or illiterate
  • Physical impairments
  • Religious affiliation

How To Use The Record

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.

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 an 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)

Related Web Sites

South Dakota State Census

South Dakota Census Online

Related Wiki Articles

South Dakota Census

South Dakota 1905 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)

South Dakota 1915 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)

South Dakota 1935 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)

South Dakota 1945 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)

South Dakota Censuses Existing and Lost

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How to Cite Your Sources

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"South Dakota State Census, 1925."  database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed April 7, 2011). Margaret A Freeman, age 38; citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 2,368,370; South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre, South Dakota.