Iowa State Census, 1915 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|Access the Records|
Iowa, State Census, 1915 .
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|Iowa, United States|
|Flag of Iowa|
|Location of Iowa|
|Record Type||State Census|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of an index of the Iowa State Census taken in 1915.
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Iowa, State Census, 1915.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records contain the following information:
- County, township and city of residence
- Mailing address
- Can read and write
- Birthplace of parents
- Owner of home or farm, value of property and amount of encumbrance
- If naturalized
- Number of years in the US and in Iowa
- Marital Status
- Number of months in school and what type of school
- Number of months unemployed
- Details of military service
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor and other family members
- The approximate age and location your ancestor lived
Search the Index
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the 2240483 /waypoints Browse Page. br>
- Select County
- Select Surname Range
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
- Use the ages listed to determine approximate birth dates and find the family in additional censuses.
- Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- “Iowa, State Census, 1915.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
| We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records. |
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.