New York State Census, 1925 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==  
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== Record Description  ==
  
This census covers residents of New York in 1925.
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This is a cooperative project with Ancestry.com and the New York State Archives.  
  
== Record Description ==
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The original records are handwritten on preprinted forms. The records are arranged by county then city or town.
  
The records are handwritten on preprinted forms. The records are arranged by county then city or town.
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New York State took a census every ten years from 1825 to 1875; another in 1892; and again every ten years from 1905 to 1925. Unfortunately, many of the early census records have been lost. Two copies were made of both the 1915 and 1925 census. One copy was retained in the County and the other copies were sent to the New York State Archives.&nbsp;
  
=== Record Content ===
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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.&nbsp;
  
[[Image:New York State Census, 1925.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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 accidentally or deliberately falsified.&nbsp;
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Record Content  ==
  
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. Some on-line indexes, such as indexes to FamilySearch Historical Records, will take you directly to an image. 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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The census includes the following information:
  
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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*Name of street and house number
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*Name of each person living in home on 1 June 1925 (Children born after 1 June 1925 were not recorded)
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*Relationship of each person to head of household
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*Color or race, gender and age on last birthday
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*Place (country) of birth
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*Citizen or alien
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*Number of years in the United States
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*Occupation
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*Inmates of institutions
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*Address where living at time of admission and date of admission
  
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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== How to Use the Record ==
  
• Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
  
• Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
+
*The name
 +
*Identifying information such as age and where they lived
  
• 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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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
• If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
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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 about the ancestors in the list 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 about more than one person to find your ancestor. Keep in mind:
  
• 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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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 +
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 +
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
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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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].  
  
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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==== Using the Information  ====
  
Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
  
• 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.  
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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.
  
• You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
+
*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.
  
• You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
+
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
  
Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
+
*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. Child and teenage 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.
 +
*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.
  
• The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
+
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
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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*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 counties.
 +
*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.
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*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
  
== Record History ==
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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 Websites  ==
=== Why this Record Was Created ===
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[http://www.frontiernet.net/~halsey1/ny/ny-census.htm New York Census]
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[New York Census|New York Census]]<br>
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*[[New York Census State Censuses]]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
== Sources of Information for This Collection ==
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“New York State Census, 1925,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); from various county clerk’s offices throughout New York. FHL microfilm, 195 reels, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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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.
  
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.
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{{Collection citation | text= "New York, State Census, 1925." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.
 
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| text = New York County Clerk offices. “New York State Census, 1925.” New York State Archives, Albany,New York.}}
 
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ==== 
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• United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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• Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: New York State Census, 1925 .

Contents

Record Description

This is a cooperative project with Ancestry.com and the New York State Archives.

The original records are handwritten on preprinted forms. The records are arranged by county then city or town.

New York State took a census every ten years from 1825 to 1875; another in 1892; and again every ten years from 1905 to 1925. Unfortunately, many of the early census records have been lost. Two copies were made of both the 1915 and 1925 census. One copy was retained in the County and the other copies were sent to the New York State Archives. 

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 accidentally or deliberately falsified. 

Record Content

The census includes the following information:

  • Name of street and house number
  • Name of each person living in home on 1 June 1925 (Children born after 1 June 1925 were not recorded)
  • Relationship of each person to head of household
  • Color or race, gender and age on last birthday
  • Place (country) of birth
  • Citizen or alien
  • Number of years in the United States
  • Occupation
  • Inmates of institutions
  • Address where living at time of admission and date of admission

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name
  • Identifying information such as age and where they lived

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list 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 about more than one person to find your ancestor. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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. Child and teenage 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.
  • 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 counties.
  • 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.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

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 County Clerk offices. “New York State Census, 1925.” New York State Archives, Albany,New York.