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New York State Census, 1905 - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Note[edit | edit source]

NOTE: There are many issues in this collection that would require viewing the original microfilm. These are noted below. If the film # is listed on the individual record details page, it can be ordered (See Ordering Microfilm and Microfiche) into a local FamilySearch Center and viewed there.

  • Individual pages, as well as entire enumeration districts, are missing.
  • Some records do not have links to images.
  • There are records with camera icons that do not have links to images. When you open the indexed information page, where there should be a link to the image it states “No Image Available”.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: Some records are linked to the wrong images or the image is duplicated. How can the correct image be found?
Answer 1: When records are linked to the wrong images, the information found on the indexed record page can be helpful in locating the correct image. Towards the bottom of the page there are references to a family number, a page number, and line number. Use the arrows on the Image Viewer to move forward or backward until the correct page is displayed.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: Some records are linked to images in other New York State Census records for 1892 or 1915. Are images available for the 1905 census for these persons?
Answer 2: Images for the 1905 Census can be browsed to search for individuals. There are also additional 1905 Census records located in the 1892 Census records – they share the waypoints with the 1892 images. Or the films can be ordered as in the NOTE above.

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: Some records have multiple families or residents grouped together as one household. How can the proper household grouping be determined?
Answer 3: The New York State Census, 1905 form is missing a column for Household Number (Family Number) which results in all the families or residents at a single physical address with multiple dwellings (i.e., apartment building) to be grouped together as one household. The relevant columns in the 1905 New York State Census are:

  • Residence [Street name and House number]
  • Name of each person whose usual place of abode on June 1, 1905, was in this family
  • Relationship of each person to the head of the family

It is necessary that you view the original image and use the relationship column to determine the household groupings.
NOTE: The indexer must enter only the information as it is written on the original document and may not make arbitrary changes supported by logic, but not by fact. In some instances, the indexer inserted the house number as a family number to get the household information to work.