ROOTS-L Archives

Archiver > ROOTS > 1998-10 > 95578

From: Mary Inglis <>
Subject: Re: Kansas State (Territorial) census 1885, 1895
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 15:58:24 -0700
References: <01bdf6e6$afab6c00$>

Bob, In a catalog of state censuses I have, the description for the 1895
states has one different aspect. It asked were born and where from
prior to arriving in Kansas which I found helpful when searching for an
Ireland born person and the census showed which State he had come from
before arriving in Kansas. Also, the forms for use by the assessors
were received 2-3 weeks after they were supposed to have been and, as a
result, it is claimed that it caused hurried and careless gathering of
the info, some of which was omitted entirely. It is important to keep
this in mind, particularly when reading the 1895 census for Kansas.
Mary Inglis

Bob Balch wrote:
> Mary, thanks for the info. I frequently use the local FHC, and will try to
> order through them.
> Bob
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Inglis <>
> To: <>;
> <>
> Date: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 9:08 AM
> Subject: Kansas State (Territorial) census 1885, 1895
> >These are on microfilm at Salt Lake City Family History Library
> >(Mormon). If you can't go there, locate and visit their nearest branch
> >library and order the film to be viewed there. Fee in minimal and covers
> >postage to/from Salt Lake City. These are excellent census films, and
> >fill in the times between Federal censuses, however, they are not
> >indexed. But they give full family information, plus acreage if a farm,
> >occupation, number and kinds of animals. I saw one that not only
> >indicated there was one dog, but that his name was "Spot"!
> >

This thread: