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==== ''This wiki article describes a collection that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search. To access the collection, see ''[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionGuidance;c=1532188 ''Rhode Island State Census, 1915''] ====
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==== ''This wiki article describes a collection that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search. To access the collection, see ''[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1532188 ''Rhode Island State Census, 1915''] ====
  
 
== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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The official date of this census is April 15, 1915.  
 
The official date of this census is April 15, 1915.  
  
== Collection History  ==
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== Record History  ==
  
 
Rhode Island began taking its own census every ten years beginning in 1865. Includes most individuals within the counties enumerated.  
 
Rhode Island began taking its own census every ten years beginning in 1865. Includes most individuals within the counties enumerated.  
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created  ===
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
  
 
The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.  
 
The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.  
  
=== Collection Reliability  ===
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=== Record Reliability  ===
  
 
Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. 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.  
 
Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. 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.  
  
== Collection Description  ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
 
Population schedules were handwritten on printed forms by the enumerators. They are arranged by county and community.   
 
Population schedules were handwritten on printed forms by the enumerators. They are arranged by county and community.   
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*Occupation and employment status 
 
*Occupation and employment status 
  
== How to Use the Collection ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
  
 
Census records are the best source to quickly identify a family group and residence. Use the place of residence and the birthplace for each person along with his or her age to search for birth information. The census identifies other persons in the household. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist. <br>
 
Census records are the best source to quickly identify a family group and residence. Use the place of residence and the birthplace for each person along with his or her age to search for birth information. The census identifies other persons in the household. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist. <br>
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Rhode_Island_Census Rhode Island Census]
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Rhode_Island_Census Rhode Island Census]  
  
== Sources of&nbsp;Information for This&nbsp;Collection&nbsp; ==
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== Sources of&nbsp;This&nbsp;Collection&nbsp; ==
  
 
Rhode Island. 1915 state census, population schedule. Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, Rhode Island.<br>
 
Rhode Island. 1915 state census, population schedule. Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, Rhode Island.<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 22:55, 7 December 2009

This wiki article describes a collection that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search. To access the collection, see Rhode Island State Census, 1915

Collection Time Period

The official date of this census is April 15, 1915.

Record History

Rhode Island began taking its own census every ten years beginning in 1865. Includes most individuals within the counties enumerated.

Why This Record Was Created

The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.

Record Reliability

Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. 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.

Record Description

Population schedules were handwritten on printed forms by the enumerators. They are arranged by county and community. 

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the Rhode Island State Census for the year 1915 are:

  • Name of individuals living in the household on April 15, 1915 (Children born after April 15 were to be omitted)
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Birth place
  • Birth place of parents
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Naturalization status
  • Occupation and employment status 

How to Use the Record

Census records are the best source to quickly identify a family group and residence. Use the place of residence and the birthplace for each person along with his or her age to search for birth information. The census identifies other persons in the household. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Rhode Island Census

Sources of This Collection 

Rhode Island. 1915 state census, population schedule. Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, Rhode Island.


How to Cite your Sources

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)




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