There are over 439,000 records in this state census, and each entry represents a resident of the state. While the information for each person varies, South Dakota State Census 1905 typically includes:
This census was issued by the state of South Dakota just 16 years after it became the 40th state in the United States in 1889. State censuses like this served the important role of counting the population of the state in between federal census years, a requirement for apportioning representation to the state legislature.
These records are an important source for placing your family members in South Dakota in the early years of the 1900s. Furthermore, in addition to the information present in each record, your ancestor’s record can place them in the state at this particular moment in time, a necessary step to continuing your genealogical research.
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You can widen your search by clicking the “name variants” box in the search bar. This will return a greater number of records with similar names, including possible alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
Now that you know your ancestor was in South Dakota in 1905, see if you can learn more about them by reading their local newspapers. See the link to Findmypast’s collection of South Dakota newspapers in Useful links on the right hand side of the screen.