Kansas State Census, 1915 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1915-1915
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Kansas Historical Society

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

 The collection consists of a name index of the Kansas state census taken on 1 March 1915. The census enumerates all household members.    

State censuses in Kansas were taken in the years in between many of the federal censuses. This is extremely useful to genealogical research, seeing as this 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.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Census Records may include the following information:

  • Name 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
  • Immigration Information

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

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

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

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View Images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images:
⇒Select the “Browse images” on the initial search page
⇒Select the appropriate “County”
⇒Select the “Select the locality within the county” which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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

When you have located your ancestor’s state census record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. 

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?[edit | edit source]

  • Make sure to find your ancestors in other Kansas State Censuses, where applicable.
  • Use the information from the state censuses and federal censuses to create a timeline for where your ancestor and his or her family lived through the years. This will help you with tracking other records that are about your ancestor.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?[edit | edit source]

  • Don't forget that the use of nicknames was common, as well as alternate spellings of surnames. Make sure you are looking at all records using possible nicknames or spelling variations.
  • Try finding your ancestor in other census records to see where they could have likely been living.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Kansas State Census, 1915.

Image Citation This template has been deprecated and is no longer used.

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Kansas State Census, 1915.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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