In 1915 and 1925 North Dakota conducted state censuses. This database is an index to, with corresponding images of, both of these censuses. The census date for both years was April 1st. Responses to census questions were to be reflective of this date. For example, children born after 1 April were not to be enumerated. Information that may be available in this index includes:
- Place of enumeration (locality, county, and state)
- Enumeration date
- Name (which may include a nickname or maiden name)
Additional information about an individual or family may be available on the census image.
Where to Locate Originals:
Microfilmed copies of these censuses are held at the North Dakota State Historical Society (State Archives and Historical Research Library), as well as at the LDS Family History Library.
About State Censuses:
State censuses were often taken in years between the federal censuses. In some places, local censuses were designed to collect specific data, such as the financial strengths and needs of communities; tallies of school-age children and potential school populations to predict needs for teachers and facilities; censuses of military strength, cavalry horse resources, and grain storage; enumeration for revenue assessment and urban planning; and lists to monitor African Americans moving into the northern cities.
Taken from Szucs, Loretto Dennis, "Research in Census Records." In The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, ed. Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1997).