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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records for 1945.<br>
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The collection consists of a population census for the State of Florida for the year 1945. This is an every-name list of the state's inhabitants. The census is arranged alphabetically by county and then geographically by election precinct. All counties within the state are represented, although some election precincts are missing. The records are segregated by race. The collection details include an estimated precinct locality that is based on the census precinct number within a county.  
  
The record is printed on large sheets with rows and columns that were filled in by hand by the enumerator. The schedules are usually arranged by county, town, and then by political subdivision.  
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1457855/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
The census was created by the state of Florida. These records cover a majority of the population. However some precincts are missing from several of the counties.&nbsp;
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Image ===
The collection details include an estimated precinct locality that is based on the census precinct number within a county. Precinct numbers have been used to map town names to the record. The city or town names were often not written on each census form.
 
 
 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1457855/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
 
 
The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of Florida for representation purposes.
 
 
 
Use the information with some caution. The information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or even by a neighbor. Some information may have been recorded incorrectly, or even deliberately falsified.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Florida, State Census, 1945." Index and Images . <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Tallahassee.}}
 
 
 
<br> [[Florida 1945 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
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Image:Florida 1945 State Census.jpg|1945 Census Example
 
Image:Florida 1945 State Census.jpg|1945 Census Example
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
Key genealogical facts found in the 1945 Florida State Census are:  
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The records usually include:  
  
 
*Name of each person in household  
 
*Name of each person in household  
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*Level of education
 
*Level of education
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
  
Begin your search by locating your ancestor in the census. Compare the information in the census to what you already know about your ancestors 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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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate age of your ancestor.
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*The place and address where your ancestor lived.
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*The names of family members and their relationships.
  
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.  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1457855?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>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. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
For example:  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1457855/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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⇒Select "County" <br>
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⇒Select "Precinct number, est. precinct locality-town"  which takes you to the images.
  
*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.
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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.  
*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 other types of records such as employment or school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”
 
*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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With either search keep in mind:  
  
*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.
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
*You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
*You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
 
*You should also be aware that 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 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Search_Tips_and_Tricks FamilySearch Tips and Tricks]].
  
== Related Websites  ==
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==What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s census record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?===
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*Use the census information to search for birth records.
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*Use the census information to search for church records.
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*Use the census information to search for land records.
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*Use the census information to search for the family in additional county and state records.
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/florida/ Florida Genealogy Data and Links from Access Genealogy]
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/fl-census.htm Florida State and Colonial Census Records]
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Florida, State Census Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
  
*[[Florida]]
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Florida Census]]
 
*[[Florida Censuses Existing and Lost]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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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.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Florida State Census, 1945." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2016. State Archives, Tallahassee.}}
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"Florida State Census, 1945," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNXK-9M7: accessed 20 April 2012), James Halford, Hillsborough, Florida; citing Florida, Commissioner of Agriculture; Florida, Secretary of State; Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida; FHL microfilm 2,425,193.
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1945
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of a population census for the State of Florida for the year 1945. This is an every-name list of the state's inhabitants. The census is arranged alphabetically by county and then geographically by election precinct. All counties within the state are represented, although some election precincts are missing. The records are segregated by race. The collection details include an estimated precinct locality that is based on the census precinct number within a county.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records usually include:

  • Name of each person in household
  • Address
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Birth place
  • Occupation
  • Level of education

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate age of your ancestor.
  • The place and address where your ancestor lived.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "County"
⇒Select "Precinct number, est. precinct locality-town" 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 Tips and Tricks].

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s census record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the census information to search for birth records.
  • Use the census information to search for church records.
  • Use the census information to search for land records.
  • Use the census information to search for the family in additional county and state records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical 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.


Collection Citation:

"Florida State Census, 1945." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2016. State Archives, Tallahassee.


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 Florida State Census, 1945.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Florida State Census, 1945.

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.