Iowa State Census, 1895 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Iowa State Census, 1895
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|Flag of Iowa|
|Location of Iowa|
|Record Type||State Census|
|Secretary of State. Historical Society, Des Moines|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Known Issues
- 8 Citing This Collection
- 9 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of an index of the Iowa state census taken in 1895. The census names everyone in the household. Iowa became a territory in 1838 and a state in 1846. The state of Iowa conducted statewide censuses in 1847, 1849, 1854, 1856, 1859, 1862, 1865, 1867, 1869, 1873, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, and 1925. The census was compiled to obtain a count of the population to determine how many representatives the state would send to Congress. Reliability of the information in the census is determined by the accuracy of the knowledge of the informant, which could have been any member of the family or even a neighbor.
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To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Iowa, State Census, 1895.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of every person who resided in the family
- Age range (18 or over, 5-18 years, under 5 years)
- Marital status
- Place of birth (if in Iowa, the county of birth; if not in Iowa, state or country)
- Religious belief
- Whether subject to military duty
- Whether entitled to vote
- If a foreigner, whether or not naturalized
- Births or deaths in 1894
- Whether literate or not (by age category, under or over 10 years old)
- Children over 6 and under 17 not attending any school in 1894
- Any disabilities
- If a soldier in the Civil War, the company, regiment, state, arm of service, and rank
- If a soldier in the Mexican war, the regiment and state.
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person
- The names of other relatives
- The place where the family lived
Search the IndexSearch by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images
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- Select the County to view the images
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the ages listed to determine approximate birth dates and find the family in census records
- Use the information found in the record to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Search for church records
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Iowa.
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing This Collection
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