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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The schedules are usually arranged by county and political subdivisions.&nbsp;
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The collection consists of an index and images of the population schedule from the New York census taken in 1892. This state census is an every-name index to the state's inhabitants as of February 16, 1892. The collection includes 40 counties. This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. Some of the modern-day counties did not exist in New York State in 1892. New York City organized its five boroughs six years later in 1898. New York created Nassau County that same year.  
 
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Colonial censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1690. State censuses began to be taken about every ten years in 1795.&nbsp;This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. Some of the modern-day counties did not exist in New York State in 1892. New York City organized its five boroughs six years later in 1898. New York created Nassau County that same year.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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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/1529100/waypoints Browse].  
 
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/1529100/waypoints Browse].  
  
New York state censuses were created approximately every decade beginning with 1825. This official date of enumeration for this census is Feb. 16, 1892.&nbsp;
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=== Coverage Table  ===
  
<br>The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York.&nbsp;
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A Coverage Table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[New York, State Census, 1892 Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
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.&nbsp;
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The Coverage Table shows the counties included in the census. It also includes their records repository and corresponding Family History Library microfilm number if the information is available. Information is not available for all counties. Counties for which the population schedules are missing or lost are indicated by an asterisk (*)
  
=== Citation for This Collection&nbsp;  ===
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This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. Some of the modern-day counties did not exist in New York State in 1892. New York City organized its five boroughs six years later in 1898. New York created Nassau County that same year.
  
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.  
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== Record Content  ==
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Information found in the 1892 New York State Census includes:
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*Name
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*Gender
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*Age
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*Color
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*Country of birth
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*If citizen or alien
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*Occupation
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== How to Use the Records  ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*Other identifying information such as age
 +
 
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==== Search the Collection  ====
 +
 
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To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Town/City/Borough/Ward and Election District" which takes you to the images
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Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.
 +
 
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Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 +
 
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 +
 
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
 +
 
 +
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
 +
*Use the names and place of residence to search federal census records for 1800 and 1900, land records and church records.
 +
 
 +
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 +
 
 +
*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.
 +
*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.
 +
*The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
 +
 
 +
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
 +
 
 +
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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 with the same family number.
 +
*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
 +
 
 +
==== General Information About These Records  ====
 +
 
 +
Colonial censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1690. State censuses began to be taken about every ten years in 1795. This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. Some of the modern-day counties did not exist in New York State in 1892. New York City organized its five boroughs six years later in 1898. New York created Nassau County that same year.
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New York state censuses were created approximately every decade beginning with 1825. This official date of enumeration for this census is Feb. 16, 1892. The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York.
 +
 
 +
The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The schedules are usually arranged by county and political subdivisions. 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.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "New York, State Census, 1892." Index or Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
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==== Family History Library Microfilm Numbers for this Census ====
  
 
*New York. Allegany County. 1892 state census. Allegany County Courthouse, Belmont, New York. FHL Microfilm 501959  
 
*New York. Allegany County. 1892 state census. Allegany County Courthouse, Belmont, New York. FHL Microfilm 501959  
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*New York. Yates County. 1892 state census. Yates County Courthouse, Penn Yan, New York. FHL Microfilm 838916
 
*New York. Yates County. 1892 state census. Yates County Courthouse, Penn Yan, New York. FHL Microfilm 838916
  
This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. Some of the modern-day counties did not exist in New York State in 1892. New York City organized its five boroughs six years later in 1898. New York created Nassau County that same year.
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*Albany&nbsp;
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*Allegany
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*Broome&nbsp;
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*Cattaraugus
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*Cayuga
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*Chautauqua
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*Chemung
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*Clinton
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*Cortland
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*Delaware
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*Dutchess
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*Erie
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*Essex&nbsp;
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*Genesee
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*Greene
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*Hamilton
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*Herkimer&nbsp;
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*Kings
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*Lewis
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*Madison
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*Monroe
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*Montgomery
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*Nassau (see Queens County)
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*Niagara
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*Onondaga&nbsp;
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*Ontario&nbsp;
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*Orleans
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*Oswego&nbsp;
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*Otsego
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*Queens&nbsp;
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*Rockland
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*Saratoga
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*Schenectady
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*Schoharie
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*Steuben
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*Tioga
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*Tompkins
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*Warren&nbsp;
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*Washington
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*Wayne
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*Yates
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The following counties are missing the 1892 census:
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*Bronx (part of New York &amp; Westchester Counties in 1892)
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*Chenango
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*Columbia
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*Franklin
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*Fulton
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*Jefferson
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*Livingston
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*New York
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*Oneida
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*Orange
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*Putnam
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*Rensselaer
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*Richmond
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*St. Lawrence
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*Schuyler
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*Seneca
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*Suffolk
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*Sullivan
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*Ulster
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*Westchester
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*Wyoming
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[[New York 1892 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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[[Image:New York 1892 Census DGS 004370008 00299.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Key genealogical facts found in the 1892 New York State Census are:
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*Name
+
*Gender
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*Age
+
*Color
+
*Country of birth
+
*If citizen or alien
+
*Occupation<br>
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== How to Use the Records  ==
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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⇒Select the appropriate  "County" <br>
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⇒Select the appropriate  "_Town/City/Borough/Ward and Election District" which takes you to the images.
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A census can provide you with names and ages of family members, which you can use to calculate birth or marriage dates. It can provide the county where your ancestor lived, people living with or gone from the family, and relatives that may have lived nearby. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.<br>
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1529100/waypoints New York, State Census, 1892]
  
 
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.  
 
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]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
"New York State Census, 1892." index and images, ''FamilySearch ''(https://familysearach.org:accessed March 31, 2011 ), Sally Randall, age 73; Citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 0,832,853; Delaware County Courthouse, Delhi. New York.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "New York, State Census, 1892." Index or Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
  
 
[[Category:New_York|Census]]
 
[[Category:New_York|Census]]

Latest revision as of 15:24, 16 July 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
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Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of an index and images of the population schedule from the New York census taken in 1892. This state census is an every-name index to the state's inhabitants as of February 16, 1892. The collection includes 40 counties. This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. Some of the modern-day counties did not exist in New York State in 1892. New York City organized its five boroughs six years later in 1898. New York created Nassau County that same year.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Coverage Table

A Coverage Table for this collection is available in the wiki article New York, State Census, 1892 Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records).

The Coverage Table shows the counties included in the census. It also includes their records repository and corresponding Family History Library microfilm number if the information is available. Information is not available for all counties. Counties for which the population schedules are missing or lost are indicated by an asterisk (*)

This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. Some of the modern-day counties did not exist in New York State in 1892. New York City organized its five boroughs six years later in 1898. New York created Nassau County that same year.

Record Content

Information found in the 1892 New York State Census includes:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Color
  • Country of birth
  • If citizen or alien
  • Occupation

How to Use the Records

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • Other identifying information such as age

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image.
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Town/City/Borough/Ward and Election District" which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the names and place of residence to search federal census records for 1800 and 1900, land records and church records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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 with the same family number.
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.

General Information About These Records

Colonial censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1690. State censuses began to be taken about every ten years in 1795. This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York. Some of the modern-day counties did not exist in New York State in 1892. New York City organized its five boroughs six years later in 1898. New York created Nassau County that same year.

New York state censuses were created approximately every decade beginning with 1825. This official date of enumeration for this census is Feb. 16, 1892. The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York.

The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The schedules are usually arranged by county and political subdivisions. 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.

Family History Library Microfilm Numbers for this Census

  • New York. Allegany County. 1892 state census. Allegany County Courthouse, Belmont, New York. FHL Microfilm 501959
  • New York. Cattaraugus County. 1892 state census. Cattaraugus County Courthouse, Little Valley, New York. FHL Microfilm 584495
  • New York. Chautauqua County. 1892 state census. Chautauqua County Courthouse, Mayville, New York. FHL Microfilm 479648
  • New York. Chemung County. 1892 state census. Chemung County Courthouse, Elmira, New York. FHL Microfilm 850934
  • New York. Clinton County. 1892 state census. Clinton County Courthouse, Plattsburgh, New York. FHL Microfilm 863412
  • New York. Cortland County. 1892 state census. Cortland County Courthouse, Cortland, New York. FHL Microfilm 843868
  • New York. Delaware County. 1892 state census. Delaware County Courthouse, Delhi, New York. FHL Microfilm 832853
  • New York. Dutchess County. 1892 state census. Dutchess County Courthouse, Poughkeepsie, New York. FHL Microfilm 565250
  • New York. Erie County. 1892 state census. Erie County Courthouse, Buffalo, New York.
    FHL Microfilm 825692, item 2-825696, item 1
  • New York. Genesee County. 1892 state census. Genesee County Courthouse, Batavia, New York. FHL Microfilm 810479
  • New York. Kings County. 1892 state census. Kings County Courthouse, Brooklyn, New York. FHL Microfilm 1930226-1930244
  • New York. Monroe County. 1892 state census. Monroe County Courthouse, Rochester, New York. FHL Microfilm 833783-833785
  • New York. Montgomery County. 1892 state census. Montgomery County Courthouse, Fonda, New York. FHL Microfilm 479335
  • New York. Niagara County. 1892 state census. Niagara County Courthouse, Lockport, New York. FHL Microfilm 878329
  • New York. Orleans County. 1892 state census. Orleans County Courthouse, Albion, New York. FHL Microfilm 592751
  • New York. Otsego County. 1892 state census. Otsego County Courthouse, Cooperstown, New York. FHL Microfilm 869029
  • New York. Rockland County. 1892 state census. Rockland County Courthouse, New City, New York. FHL Microfilm 564819, item 2
  • New York. Saratoga County. 1892 state census. Saratoga County Courthouse, Ballston Spa, New York. FHL Microfilm 559941
  • New York. Schenectady County. 1892 state census. Schenectady County Courthouse, Schenectady, New York. FHL Microfilm 503210
  • New York. Schoharie County. 1892 state census. Schoharie County Courthouse, Schoharie, New York. FHL Microfilm 868883
  • New York. Steuben County. 1892 state census. Steuben County Courthouse, Bath, New York. FHL Microfilm 512430
  • New York. Tioga County. 1892 state census. Tioga County Courthouse, Owego, New York. FHL Microfilm 816369
  • New York. Tompkins County. 1892 state census. Tompkins County Courthouse, Ithaca, New York. FHL Microfilm 856517
  • New York. Washington County. 1892 state census. Washington County Courthouse, Fort Edward, New York. FHL Microfilm 512705
  • New York. Wayne County. 1892 state census. Wayne County Courthouse, Lyons, New York. FHL Microfilms 479873; 479874, item 2
  • New York. Yates County. 1892 state census. Yates County Courthouse, Penn Yan, New York. FHL Microfilm 838916
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Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: New York, State Census, 1892

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.


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.

"New York, State Census, 1892." Index or Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

 

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