Kansas, State Census, 1875 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 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?
This is currently an image only collection of the Kansas state census taken in 1875. The index will be made available later this year. The census enumerates all household members. 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 The first state census was taken in 1865 and continued until 1925, as the law was repealed in 1933.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Kansas State Census, 1875.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The census generally includes the following information:
- Name of every person whose usual place of abode on March 1, 1875 was in this family
- Age at last birthday
- Value of real estate
- Value of personal estate
- Place of birth (state or country)
- State or country of residence prior to living in Kansas
- Marital status
- If attended school within the year
- Whether literate
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The place in Kansas where your ancestor lived
- The names of other household members
View the Images
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- Select County
- Select Locality
- Select Schedule Type
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.
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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.
- "Kansas State Census, 1875."Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka.
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