• Robin Foster

Check the New York State Census, 1905

The New York State Census, 1905 came out earlier this year. Finding a person in 1905 gives you an opportunity to see what the family looked like between 1900 and 1910. In the example below, the Krout family from Austria had two new children, Charlie and Tristan, who were born after 1900 and before 1905 who were US citizens.


"New York State Census, 1905," database with images,FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSR9-289?cc=1463113&wc=WHBW-2BB%3A42719801%2C43004401%2C1590035821 : 22 September 2016), New York > Manhattan > A.D. 16, E.D. 6 > image 57 of 59; citing various county clerk offices, New York.

"New York State Census, 1905," database with images,FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSR9-28F?cc=1463113&wc=WHBW-2BB%3A42719801%2C43004401%2C1590035821 : 22 September 2016), New York > Manhattan > A.D. 16, E.D. 6 > image 58 of 59; citing various county clerk offices, New York.


Thirteen counties missing


The following thirteen counties will not bring results if searched:


  • Dutchess

  • Livingston

  • Nassau

  • Ontario

  • Orange

  • Putnam

  • Queens

  • Richmond

  • Schuyler

  • Suffolk

  • Sullivan

  • Wyoming

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New York State Census, 1905


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What You May Learn


You can learn more about accessing these records at Research Wiki: New York, State Census, 1905 - FamilySearch Historical Records, but you may learn the following about your ancestor:

1. Town, county and enumeration district: Where you ancestor was located in 1905.

2. Name of each person whose home was in this family on 1 June 1905.

3. Race, gender and age of each person in the household.

4. Relationship to head of household.

5. Country where born: As we found in this example above, you will see who was born in other countries.

6. Citizen or alien: All of the people were aliens except the last two people listed as citizens.

7. Occupation

8. Number of years in the United States


What Do I Do After Finding My Ancestor?


1. Look for the Krout family members immigration or naturalization:

2. Use the ages listed to estimate the Krout family members birth dates. Then look for each one on other censuses.

3. Look for each family members birth, marriage, and death record.

4. Look for land or probate record.