Ancestry.com. New York, folkräkning för delstaten, 1905 [webbaserad databas]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Originaldata: New York, State Census, 1905. Population Schedules . Various County Clerk Offices, New York.

 New York, folkräkning för delstaten, 1905

I New York börjande man 1825 genomföra formella folkräkningar för att kunna bestämma representationen i delstatsparlamentet och för att producera statistik som myndigheterna ansåg som värdefull. Folkräkningar genomfördes i delstaten med tio års mellanrum från 1825 fram till 1875. Ytterligare en genomfördes 1892 och därefter vart tionde år från 1905 till 1925. Folkräkningar som exempelvis den från 1905 är värdefulla eftersom de genomfördes mellan de federala folkräkningarna och ger en inblick i befolkningsstrukturen under mellanperioden.

New York began taking formal state censuses in 1825 both to determine representation in state government and to produce statistics the government might find useful. The state took a census every 10 years from 1825 through 1875, another in 1892, and then every 10 years again from 1905 to 1925. State censuses like the 1905 census are useful because they fall in between federal census years and provide an interim look at a population.

The 1905 census asked for the following details:

  • street address, city/town, county, and election district
  • name of each person whose usual place of abode on 1 June 1905 was in this family
  • relationship to the head of household
  • color/race
  • gender
  • age at last birthday
  • nativity
  • number of years in the United States
  • citizenship status
  • occupation
  • for residents of institutions, residence given upon admission

Records are available for all counties, EXCEPT the following, which have either been lost, incomplete, or are unfilmed: Bronx (wasn’t created until 1914; part of New York County in 1905); Cayuga (incomplete); Dutchess (lost); Livingston (lost); Nassau (lost); Oneida (lost); Ontario (not filmed); Orange (lost); Putnam (lost); Queens (lost); Richmond (lost); Schuyler (lost); Suffolk (lost); Sullivan (lost); and Wyoming (lost).