Iowa State Census, 1905 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection contains a name index of the Iowa state census taken in 1905. The population schedule names every person in the household.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Iowa State Historical Department. Iowa, State Census, 1905. State Historical Society, Des Moines, Iowa.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The census records may contain the following information:

  • Marital Status
  • Birthplace of parents
  • Owner of home of farm
  • Name of head of Household

How to Use the Record

Browsing the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the 'County' category
⇒ Select the 'Locality' category which will take you to the images.

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Searching the Census Index

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list 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 about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.