Rhode Island 1905 State Census

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Collection Time Period [edit | edit source]

The enumeration date for this census is June 1, 1905.

Record History
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This census covers 90 to 95 percent of the individuals within the counties enumerated.

Why This Record Was Created [edit | edit source]

The state census was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.

Record Reliability [edit | edit source]

Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or be inadvertently false.

Record Description [edit | edit source]

Population schedules are handwritten on pre-printed cards. The cards are arranged alphabetically by family name and then by town. There are different cards for males and females.

Reord Content [edit | edit source]

  • Key genealogical facts found in the Rhode Island State Census for the year 1905 are:
  • Names of individuals living in the household
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Birthplace and birth date
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Naturalization status
  • Occupation, employment status, and any months unemployed during census year
  • Relation to head of family
  • Mother of how many children and number of these children living June 1, 1905
  • Native born or foreign born
  • Year of immigration
  • Native born or foreign born
  • Number of years in the United States
  • Number of years resident in Rhode Island
  • Number of months resident during census year in town in which now living
  • Whether a Union soldier, sailor or marine
  • Whether a widow of a soldier who served during the Civil or Spanish War
  • Whether they receive a pension
  • Religion (whether Roman Catholic, Protestant or Jew)

How to Use the Record
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Census records are the best source to quickly identify a family group and residence. Use the place of residence and the birthplace for each person along with his or her age to search for birth information. The census identifies other persons in the household and may identify persons for whom other records do not exist. Use military information to possibly search military records and religious affiliation information to search church records.

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Related Wiki Articles
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Rhode Island Census
Rhode Island, State Census, 1915 - FamilySearch Historical Records

Sources of This Collection[edit | edit source]

    • Rhode Island. State Archives. Digital images of originals housed in the State Archives, Providence, Rhode Island.

How to Cite Your Sources [edit | edit source]

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