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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
 
These records are for the year 1875.
 
  
 
The collection consists of images of the 1875 New York State Census as of 1 June 1875. The following counties are&nbsp;'''not''' included:  
 
The collection consists of images of the 1875 New York State Census as of 1 June 1875. The following counties are&nbsp;'''not''' included:  
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The census also includes tables on marriages and deaths occurring during the year ending June 1, 1875. These tables contain typical marriage and death information. One other table that contains valuable information is entitled deaths of officers and enlisted men. This table contains deaths of individuals which had occurred while in the military or naval service of the United States, or from wounds or disease acquired in said service since April, 1861, reported by the families to which the deceased belonged when at home. It includes the name of the deceased, age at death, if married or single, if a citizen, several items relating to military information, date of death, place of death, manner of death, survivors of the deceased, place of burial and any remarks.  
 
The census also includes tables on marriages and deaths occurring during the year ending June 1, 1875. These tables contain typical marriage and death information. One other table that contains valuable information is entitled deaths of officers and enlisted men. This table contains deaths of individuals which had occurred while in the military or naval service of the United States, or from wounds or disease acquired in said service since April, 1861, reported by the families to which the deceased belonged when at home. It includes the name of the deceased, age at death, if married or single, if a citizen, several items relating to military information, date of death, place of death, manner of death, survivors of the deceased, place of burial and any remarks.  
  
State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795. This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York because the counties of Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, New York, Putnam, Queens, Seneca, and Westchester are missing.&nbsp;
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State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795. This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York because the counties of Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, New York, Putnam, Queens, Seneca, and Westchester are missing.  
  
The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York.  
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The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York. 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.  
 
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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.  
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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/1918735/waypoints Browse].
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{{Collection citation | text= "New York, State Census, 1875." Index or Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Secretary of State. State Library, Albany.}}
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
[[Image:New York 1875 State Census DGS 004327180 00007.jpg|thumb|right|New York 1875 State Census DGS 004327180 00007.jpg]] <br>Key genealogical facts found in the population schedules of the 1875 New York State Census are:  
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Information found in the population schedules of the '''1875 New York State Census''' includes:  
  
 
*Those persons whose usual place of abode was with this family on 1 June 1875  
 
*Those persons whose usual place of abode was with this family on 1 June 1875  
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*Approximate ages
 
*Approximate ages
  
When you have located&nbsp;possible ancestors, compare the information in the census to what you already know about them 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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=== 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 by image. <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Locality" which takes you to the images.
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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With either search keep in mind:
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
 
Once you have determined that you have found the correct individuals, 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:  
 
Once you have determined that you have found the correct individuals, 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 race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.  
 
*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.  
 
*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 or military records.
 
  
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:
 
  
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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 or military records.
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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.
 
*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.  
 
*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 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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.<br>
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*The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|New York, State Census Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[New York Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[New York Genealogy]].}}
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary|United States, How to Use the Records Summary]]  
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary|United States, How to Use the Records Summary]]  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[New York 1875 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[New York, State Census, 1875 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/scandocs/nyscensus.htm New York State Library]
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*[http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/scandocs/nyscensus.htm New York State Library]  
*[http://www.genealogybranches.com/newyorkcensus.html New York State Census Records]
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*[http://www.genealogybranches.com/newyorkcensus.html New York State Census Records]  
*[http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/troy/1875Census.html 1875 Census of New York for Troy, Rensselaer County]
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*[http://www.connorsgenealogy.com/troy/1875Census.html 1875 Census of New York for Troy, Rensselaer County]  
 
*[http://stevemorse.org/nyc/faq.htm Frequently Asked Questions]
 
*[http://stevemorse.org/nyc/faq.htm Frequently Asked Questions]
  
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*[[New York Census]]  
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Latest revision as of 20:38, 12 February 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: New York State Census, 1875 .

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Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of images of the 1875 New York State Census as of 1 June 1875. The following counties are not included:

  • Chemung
  • Clinton
  • Hamilton
  • New York (Manhattan)
  • Putnam
  • Queens
  • Seneca
  • St. Lawrence
  • Suffolk
  • Wayne
  • Westchester

This census includes several other sections, beyond the population schedules, that contain useful information. It includes two schedules with information of officers and enlisted men currently in the military and officers and enlisted men who had served in the military. This census contains information on when and where the individual first entered the military, their rank, how long they were in the service, their present health, as well as several other items.

The census also includes tables on marriages and deaths occurring during the year ending June 1, 1875. These tables contain typical marriage and death information. One other table that contains valuable information is entitled deaths of officers and enlisted men. This table contains deaths of individuals which had occurred while in the military or naval service of the United States, or from wounds or disease acquired in said service since April, 1861, reported by the families to which the deceased belonged when at home. It includes the name of the deceased, age at death, if married or single, if a citizen, several items relating to military information, date of death, place of death, manner of death, survivors of the deceased, place of burial and any remarks.

State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795. This census does not cover the entire population of the state of New York because the counties of Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, New York, Putnam, Queens, Seneca, and Westchester are missing.

The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York. 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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York State Census, 1875.

Record Content

Information found in the population schedules of the 1875 New York State Census includes:

  • Those persons whose usual place of abode was with this family on 1 June 1875
  • Head of household
  • Full name of each person in household
  • Age, gender, and race of each person
  • Marital status and occupation of each person
  • Relationship to head of household
  • In what county of New York, or in what state or country born
  • Parent of how many children
  • Number of times married
  • Citizenship (native, naturalized, or alien)
  • If owner of land
  • If handicapped

How to Use the Records

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • Names
  • Residence
  • Approximate ages

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 by image.
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Locality" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search 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 article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Using the Information

Once you have determined that you have found the correct individuals, 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 or military records.
  • 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 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.
  • 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

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

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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:

"New York, State Census, 1875." Index or Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Secretary of State. State Library, Albany.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for New York State Census, 1875.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York State Census, 1875.


 

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