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State population census schedules

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a statewide census of population administered through the Secretary of State's office. Each page provides block number (if any), election district number, ward number (if any), municipality, assembly district number, and county. Categories of information include address, name and relationship of each person in family as of June 1, 1925, color or race, sex, age, nativity, citizen or alien, occupation, and inmates in institutions. Records restricted due to fragility.
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Quantity:
ca. 175 cu. ft.(ca. 480 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1925
Series Number:
A0276

Arrangement

Alphabetical by county, then by Assembly District, then by Election District.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a statewide census of population administered through the Secretary of State's office. Each page of the schedules provides the block number (if any), election district number, ward number (if any), city or village, town, assembly district number, county, and name of the enumerator.

Categories of information are as follows: 1. Address (street or road, with house number if any); 2. Name of each person in the family as of June 1, 1925; 3. Relationship of each person to the head of the family; 4. Color or race; 5. Sex; 6. Age at last birthday (gives age in days for infants under one year); 7. Nativity (U.S. or foreign country); 8. Number of years in the U.S. if born abroad; 9. Citizen or alien; 10. If naturalized, when and where; 11. Occupation; 12. Employment "Class" (W.-person working on salary or wages; O.A.-person working for "own account," a "proprietor who is not an employer of labor"; Emp.-"employer of persons other than domestic servants"; X-"person not engaged in gainful occupation"); and 13. Inmates in institutions.

No statistics of agriculture or industry were collected in this census. A loose leaf binder contains a list of political subdivisions in each volume and microfilm roll numbers. Volumes 130 and 131 (Kings County, Assembly District 2, Election Districts 36-45) are missing. Also missing is Volume 157 (Kings County, Assembly District 9, Election Districts 63-?), even though the published report of the Secretary of State indicates that there were only 62 election districts in the 9th Assembly District in 1925.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted due to fragility of census schedules.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm copy of the census schedules is available at the New York State Library.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Alphabetical card index to heads of families for Albany City and County is available.

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