Talk:South Dakota, State Census, 1905 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Am I in the right place?

The 1905 South Dakota State census has characteristics that are not utilized in the Web page.

The file is, in effect, a copy, card by card, of an alphabetized card file.  The Family Search Web site provides, or seems to provide, an index to this file.  It's too bad it only accesses names, and not things like places.  In addition, the original cards provide a CARD NUMBER.  If this were an access point, it would be possible to organize all members of a family together.  If this message makes any sense to anybody, I would appreciate a response.


I am curious if the card numbers are specific to the county originally? I feel like the database is organize by name. A county filter would be extremely helpful!


I am asking whether FamilySearch has obtained data to be used in creating coverage table that lists localities.

Dorothy Horan, User Guidance Supervisor 20:09, 1 May 2013 (UTC)