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[#1858] 1885 Dakota Territory Census

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In addition to the American censuses available online through the Digital Arkive, the Dakota Territory Census for 1885 is searchable online at:[url="http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/database/1885census.htmlThe>Lenke following text comes from that web page: "The Dakota Territory 1885 Census database was developed by the Institute for Regional Studies in cooperation with the NDSU Libraries. It contains over 132,000 names which is more than two-thirds of the total population for the northern half of Dakota Territory at that time. Extracting the census data has been a cooperative project involving Jane Skjei, Institute volunteer; George Barron of Jamestown, N.D.; Donald Smith of Mandan, N.D.; and Carol Norsby.Schedules have survived for fifty of the fifty-six counties which existed in the northern half of Dakota Territory. All fifty counties have been indexed. This database contains information for forty-nine counties, except Grand Forks. The later has been indexed by the University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library, Dept. of Special Collections and is available there in print format. The mortality schedule names for Grand Forks County are included in this database. The missing county schedules include Boreham, De Smet, Flannery, Hettinger, Sheridan, and Stevens.Each entry includes: name, age, nativity,occupation, county of residence, and exact location of the entry in the census schedule. The census is available on microfilm in the Institute (Microfilm HA631 1885 .D34). The Mortality and Civil War veterans schedules were also extracted, but are not presently included in this database. The original census is preserved at the State Historical Society of North Dakota in Bismarck.Also available on microfilm are the county schedules which survived for sourthern Dakota Territory, now South Dakota. They include Beadle, Butte, Charles Mix, Edmunds, Fall River, Faulk, Hand, Hutchinson, Hyde, Lake, Lincoln, Marshall, McPherson, Moody, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Stanley, and Turner counties. (Microfilm HA631 1885.D34 1971). An index for the southern counties, South Dakota 1885, was published in 1981 by Accelerated Indexing Systems International. The Institute does not have a copy of this index; please contact a library in South Dakota.Photocopies of the census schedules can be ordered from the Institute. The charge is $5.00 per family group. Instructions for ordering via email are included in the database.Printed indexes were published by the Institute for the City of Fargo and the following counties: Barnes, Cass, Griggs & Steele, Nelson & Ramsey, Richland, and Traill. Copies are still available for purchase."Ordering information for purchasing copies of 1885 Dakota Territory census information is available at:

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