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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
'''State Census Records''' may include the following information:     
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State census records may include:     
 
*The names of all household members   
 
*The names of all household members   
 
*Ages   
 
*Ages   
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*Literacy   
 
*Literacy   
 
*Military Service   
 
*Military Service   
  == How Do I Search the Collection? ==   
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==   
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
*The name of your ancestor
 
*The name of your ancestor
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.   
 
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.   
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person 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.
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*Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
*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 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
*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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*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives  
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Search for the family in federal census records
*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.”
 
*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
 
*[[Kansas Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
 
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?  ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?  ===
*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relatives
*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality  
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
 
*Search the indexes and records of [[Kansas, United States Genealogy]].
 
*Search in the [[Kansas Archives and Libraries]].
 
 
== Citing this Collection  ==   
 
== Citing this Collection  ==   
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.  
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.  

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Kansas, 
United States
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Location of Kansas
Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1905-1905
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Kansas Historical Society


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of an index and images of the Kansas state census taken on 1 March 1905. The census enumerates all household members. The 1905 Kansas State Census information spans four pages.

State censuses in Kansas were taken in the years between many of the federal censuses. This is extremely useful to genealogical research, it makes it possible to track people who lived in Kansas more frequently. For families that moved every few years, this is most helpful to track missing children or missing deaths in the family.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

State census records may include:

  • The names of all household members
  • Ages
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Home information
  • Place of birth
  • Where he or she came to Kansas from (if not from Kansas)
  • Occupation
  • Literacy
  • Military Service

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor lived
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Localityto view the images.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • 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
  • Search for the family in federal census records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Kansas State Census, 1905." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Kansas Historical Society, Topeka.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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