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- 1 This wiki article describes a collection that is scheduled to become available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search.
- 2 Collection Time Period
- 3 Record History
- 4 Record Description
- 5 How to Use the Record
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Sources of This Collection
Collection Time Period
This information pertains to individuals recorded on the census in 1935.
In 1885 the State legislature mandated that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The last state census was taken in 1945. The completed cards were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.
Why This Record Was Created
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.
Population schedules are handwritten entries on preprinted cards. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname.
Key genealogical facts found in the South Dakota State Census for the year 1935 are:
- Name of individual
- Marital status
- Whether could read or write
- Disabilities (blind, deaf, insane, etc.)
- If foreign born
- Whether naturalized and number of years in the U.S. and South Dakota
- County and town or township of residence
- Occupation, whether individual owned property or not
- Father’s birthplace
- Mother’s birthplace
- Extent of education
- Military service with regiment information
- Maiden name of wife
- Year married
- Church affiliation
How to Use the Record
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 and information about parents to search for other record types. Also use military service and church affiliation to search church and military records for additional information.
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Sources of This Collection
- South Dakota. 1935 state census, population schedule. South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre, South Dakota
How to Cite Your Sources
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