Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Greeks in the Rhode Island State Census - Years 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935



Rhode Island began taking its own census every ten years beginning in 1865. The 1895 state census is missing. The census was compiled to obtain a count of the population of the state to determine how many representatives the state would send to Congress. The information is generally reliable. However use the information with some caution, since the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.
Population schedules are handwritten on printed cards.  There are different cards for males and females. This census covers 90 to 95 percent of the individuals within the counties enumerated.
FamilySearch.org makes copies of these census records available for FREE.  See below for links to the collections by year.

Year 1905 - 245 people born in Greece

Year 1915 - 1,104 people born in Greece

Year 1925 - 1,176 people born in Greece

Year 1935 - 967 people born in Greece

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RECORD CONTENT

Information found in the Rhode Island State Census for the year 1905 includes:

  • Enumeration district
  • Full name and address of principal
  • Ward, voting district and county were residing
  • Race and age of principal
  • Birth date and birth place of principal
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Native or foreign born
  • Occupation
  • Year of immigration
  • Number of years resident in the United States
  • Number of years resident in Rhode Island
  • Number of years resident during in town/city in which living
Information found in the Rhode Island State Census for the year 1915 includes:
  • City/town, county and congressional district of enumeration
  • Full name of individuals living in household on 15 Apr 1915
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Gender, race and age of each person
  • Date and place of birth of each person
  • Parents' birthplace
  • Naturalized citizen or alien
  • Occupation
  • Self-employed of working for another on 1 Apr 1915
The records for 1925 usually contain the following:
  • Town/city, county and voter district of enumeration
  • Names of individuals living in household on 15 April 1925
  • Relationship to head of household
  • Gender, race and age of each person
  • Birth place of each person
  • Naturalized citizen or alien
The 1935 cards may include the following information:
  • Date and place of enumeration including city, township and county
  • Principal's name and address
  • Principal's gender, race and marital status
  • Date of and place of birth
  • Naturalization status
  • Usual and present occupation
  • Employed or seeking employment
  • Whether or not principal is literate
  • If at school, name of school and grade
  • Physical disabilities
  • Has principal ever had measles, scarlet fever, or diphthera

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