November 2009 Making Connections
6/11/2014
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
Making Census
Page 27 of the July 2009 issue of Family Tree Magazine states, “Five states or territories took an 1885 census ... Colorado, Dakota Territory, Florida, Nebraska and New Mexico.” But Ann S. Lainhart writes in State Census Records (Genealogical Publishing Co.):

Many state or territorial censuses were taken in 1885, 1892, and 1895. ... Some of the states with censuses for these years are Colorado (1885), Florida (1895), Iowa (1885, 1895), Kansas (1885, 1895), Nebraska (1885), New Jersey (1885, 1895), New Mexico (1885), New York (1892), North Dakota (1885), Rhode Island (1885), South Dakota (1885, 1895), and Wisconsin (1885, 1895).