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North Dakota Additional Census Info

Purpose[edit | edit source]

Add additional databases and fix a heading for the North Dakota Census section

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Task List and sign out a section of counties to work on.

2. Go to the Census heading on the first county.

Step 1 - fix heading[edit | edit source]

3. Change the Census heading from ====State Census Records==== with the following wikitext:

==== Territory and State Census Records ====


Step 2 - add additional databases[edit | edit source]

4. Add the following wikitext to the renamed heading, Territory and State Census Records. NOTE: they should be in chronological order and put before the first collection: 1885 State Census under that heading.


*'''1836''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/territory/census/1836/1836cens.txt 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census] – index only; North Dakota was included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census
*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1786457|United States Census, 1840}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1840 Iowa Territory Census
*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Minnesota Territory Census
*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1860 Dakota Territory Census
*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1870 Dakota Territory Census
*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1880 Dakota Territory Census

5. Preview the page to make sure the links and information look correct.

6. Add to the Summary field, "added census databases" and save the page.

7. Once you are finished with your counties, go back to the Task List and add the date you completed your section of counties.



Example[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Before North Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of North Dakota were included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory census, 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[9] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see North Dakota Census.