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From: Charles Sullivan< >
Subject: Re: NYS Census, cemetery map
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 08:27:59 -0500
Bill Brizzell <> wrote:
>Is anyone familiar with the census which NYS did for the years 1855, 1865,
>1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925? The Albany County Hall of Records
>(518-447-4500) has tham on microfilm, though I am sure they have Albany
>County only. I was unaware of their existance and an wondering what
>information they may give about where people were born, etc.
For individuals born within NY State, the _County_ of birth is asked,
otherwise the detail is similar to the federal census. This is true
for the earlier NYS censuses; 1915 and 1925 usually just show "U.S."
or name of foreign country.
The 1855 census is especially valuable in that the number of years
residence in the city is asked; for immigrants during that time frame,
the info will be relatively fresh in their minds. I don't think we
see this question asked again until the 1900 federal census.
BTW, many of the NYS census microfilms are available through local
LDS (Mormon) Family History Centers, also at the NYS Library in Albany.