US, New Jersey—1915 State Census

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About This Project

State censuses were taken in New Jersey every ten years, between the dates of the federal census, from 1855 until 1915. This project is to create an index for the 1915 state census. The census contains information about families and individuals residing in New Jersey on June 1, 1915. In addition to standard census information, such as the names and genders of individuals in family groups, this census also included the month and year of birth, along with the age of each person recorded in the census. This records collection includes all counties and is organized by county.

Sample Images

Skill Level: Beginning

  • This project is recommended for new volunteers who are still becoming familiar with the indexing process and system.

Characteristics and Description

  • This census was handwritten on preprinted forms.
  • Each batch contains one image, and each image shows one census form.
  • Each image usually includes up to 50 records.

Additional Information

Records Access

  • The completed index will be freely accessible online to the general public when the collection is published. The digital images will be accessible to active FamilySearch account holders once an authentication system is put in place on Record Search. Until authentication is available, the images will not be accessible.

How to Help with This Project

  • If you have not already done so, you must register as an indexing volunteer. To register and download and install the indexing program, click here for the indexing home page. Click on Get Started, and follow the instructions on the page.
  • After you register, click the Begin Indexing link on the indexing home page, and sign in to the indexing program with your user name and password. Then click the Download Batch button, and select this project name from the list. To see the project name on the list, you may need to select Show all projects at the top of the Download Batch window.