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Collection Time Period
The official date of this census is April 15, 1915.
Population schedules were handwritten on printed forms by the enumerators. They are arranged by county and community.
Key genealogical facts found in the Rhode Island State Census for the year 1915 are:
- Name of individuals living in the household on April 15, 1915 (Children born after April 15 were to be omitted)
- Birth place
- Birth place of parents
- Naturalization status
- Occupation and employment status
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 to search for birth information. The census identifies other persons in the household. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
Rhode Island began taking its own census every ten years beginning in 1865. Includes most individuals within the counties enumerated.
Why This Record Was Created
The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.
Censuses are usually 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 have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.
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Sources of This Collection
"Rhode Island State Census, 1915," database, FamilySearch, 2009; from Rhode Island State Archives, "State Censuses." "Rhode Island State Census, 1915," Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, Rhode Island. FHL microfilm, 25 reels, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
How to Cite your Sources
An example of citing these records is: Rhode Island. Census Board. Rhode Island State Census, 1915. Census page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. Roland Smith, Providence Ward 01, E.D. 214, Providence, Rhode Island, film number 1763723.
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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection
- United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From Family Searc Internet (www.familysearch.org: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71.
- Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023
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