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The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The schedules are usually arranged by county and political subdivisions.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795. These records do not cover the entire population of New York.&nbsp;Information from&nbsp;thirteen counties, Dutchess,&nbsp;Livingston, Nassau, Ontario, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Schuyler, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Wyoming, are missing.  
 
State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795. These records do not cover the entire population of New York.&nbsp;Information from&nbsp;thirteen counties, Dutchess,&nbsp;Livingston, Nassau, Ontario, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Schuyler, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Wyoming, are missing.  
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The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York. Use the information with caution, since the 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.  
 
The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York. Use the information with caution, since the 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.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1463113/waypoints Browse].  
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The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The schedules are usually arranged by county and political subdivisions.  
  
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== Record Content  ==
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
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Information found in the '''1905 New York State Census''' includes:  
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</gallery> Information found in the 1905 New York State Census includes:  
 
  
 
*Town, county and enumeration district  
 
*Town, county and enumeration district  
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*Number of years in the United States
 
*Number of years in the United States
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*Other identifying information such as their residence and age
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*Other identifying information such as their birthplace or the names of other family members
  
=== Search the Collection ===
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1463113 Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name on the 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.
  
To search the collection by name 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. Keep in mind:
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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/1463113/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Town/City/Borough" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Assembly District #/Ward #/Village and E.D. " which takes you to the images.  
  
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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.  
*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.
 
  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Town/City/Borough" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Assembly District #/Ward #/Village and E.D. " which takes you to the images.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
<br> Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the census index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page number or family number) to locate your ancestors 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. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
  
When you have located your ancestor in the census, 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. For example:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 
*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.  
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*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.  
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*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.  
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*If they are subject to military service, they may have military files in the State or National Archives.  
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”
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*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.”  
 
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*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.  
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.  
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*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.  
 
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*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 a county.  
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:
 
 
 
*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.  
 
 
*You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.  
 
*You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.  
 
*You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.  
 
*You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.  
*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
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*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
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*You should also be aware that the census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
  
You should also be aware that the census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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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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*Be sure to search both the male section (listed first) and the female section.
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*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
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<br> For a summary of this information, see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see&nbsp;the attached [[New York, State Census, 1905 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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== Related Web Sites  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=New-York-State-Census-1905-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/NY/ New York Census Online]
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "New York, State Census, 1905." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing State Library, Albany.}}<br><br>
*[[New York Census State Censuses|New York Census State Censuses]]
 
  
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Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1905
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What is in the Collection?

State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795. These records do not cover the entire population of New York. Information from thirteen counties, Dutchess, Livingston, Nassau, Ontario, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Schuyler, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Wyoming, are missing.

The census was compiled to obtain a count and description of the population of the state of New York. Use the information with caution, since the 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.

The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The schedules are usually arranged by county and political subdivisions.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York State Census, 1905.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Information found in the 1905 New York State Census includes:

  • Town, county and enumeration district
  • Name of each person whose place of abode was in this family on 1 June 1905
  • Race, gender and age of each person
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Country where born
  • Citizen or alien
  • Occupation
  • Number of years in the United States

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • Other identifying information such as their residence and age
  • Other identifying information such as their birthplace or the names of other family members

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in your ancestor’s name on the 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.

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 the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Town/City/Borough"
⇒Select the appropriate "Assembly District #/Ward #/Village and E.D. " 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 a county.
  • You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
  • You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
  • 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.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • 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.
  • Be sure to search both the male section (listed first) and the female section.
  • 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)

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"New York, State Census, 1905." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing State Library, Albany.

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 New York State Census, 1905.


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 New York State Census, 1905.


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