1915 New York State Census
I have already mentioned how important the 1915 New York State Census was to connecting the dots in my own family tree, and there is no doubt that it may help you with your project as well. The time period of the mid – late teens is a good one for resources. You have the New York State Census in 1915, the WWI Draft Card in 1918 and the U.S. Federal Census in 1920. This is a very lucky break because if your family is anything like mine, you will have a lot of dying and disappearing of family members during this time period.
1915 New York Census Heading
- PERMANENT RESIDENCE
1b. House number.
- 2. NAME
of each person whose usual place of abode on June 1, 1915, was in this family.
Enter surname first, then the given name and middle initial, if any.
INCLUDE every person living on June 1, 1915.
OMIT children born since June 1, 1915.
- 3. RELATION
Relationship of each person to the head of the family.
- 4. Color or race.
- 5. Sex.
- 6. Age at last birthday.
- 7. NATIVITY
If born in this country write United States: if of foreign birth, write the name of the country.
- 8. Citizenship- Number of years in the United States.
- 9. Citizenship- Citizen or alien.
- 10. OCCUPATION
Trade or profession of or kind of work done by each person enumerated.
- 11. OCCUPATION
- 12. FOR INMATES OF INSTITUTIONS. INFANTS UNDER ONE YEAR OF AGE
If an inmate an institution, enter the residence (borough, city or town, and county) given when admitted.