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Record Description

The collection consists of a name index and images of the Kansas state census taken in 1895. The census schedules enumerate all members of the household as of 1 March 1895.

Record Content

The Kansas 1895 State Census lists each member of the houselhold by name as well as the following:

  • all members of the household by name
  • sex
  • age
  • race or color
  • place of birth
  • relationship to head of household
  • birthplace of parents
  • where from to Kansas
  • military record [1]

How to Use the Record

Since the 1890 Census for Kansas was destroyed, this state agricultural census is a great substitute for identifying an ancestor between 1880 and 1900. Hopefully mentions of other members in the family group on the Kansas 1895 State Census can help fill in this gap. Also use this record to identify individuals born after the 1880 Census.

Record History

Kansas became a state in 1861 and later passed a law requiring a state census every ten years to number the population of the various counties in order to determine apportionment of the state legislature. The first state census was taken in 1865 and continued until 1925, as the law was repealed in 1933.

Why this Record Was Created

The Kansas State Board of Agriculture was "required in every tenth year (with the help of county clerks and township assessors) counting from 1875 to cause all inhabitants to be enumerated and to collect other statistical information relating to agriculture, horticulture, manufactures, etc." [2]

Record Reliability

The counties of Comanche, Finney, Saline, and Seward were not enumerated. Due to a delay in funding, this census was taken "carelessly" and "hurriedly" according to a report by the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Some counties were not enumerated completely (Cherokee, Gove, Lyon, Marion). See Kansas State Historical Society: Kansas 1895 State Census.

Related Web Sites

Kansas State Historical Society [1]

State Records: The Other Censuses

Related Wiki Articles

Kansas Censuses Existing and Lost

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Kansas State Census, 1895." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.

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