Posts Tagged ‘1925 New York State Census’

Ancestry now has a lot of new New York State records.They are supposed to be free, but if you don’t have an Ancestry account it’s best to go directly to the special website address – Ancestry New York.


  • 1940 U.S. Federal Census, NY NEW!

  • NY State Census, 1915 NEW!

  • NY State Census, 1925 NEW!

  • NY State Census, 1892 NEW!

  • Albany, New York State Census, 1915

  • Menands, New York, Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, 1791-2011

  • New York Marriages, 1600-1784

  • New York Military Equipment Claims, War of 1812

  • New York, Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 1830-1920

  • New York, Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865

  • New York, World War I Veterans’ Service Data, 1913-1919

  • New York, WWII Enlisted Men Cards, 1940-1945 NEW!

  • Salina, New York, Records, 1805-1969

  • U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, New York, 1850-1880

  • U.S. Census Non-Population Schedules, New York, 1850-1880

  • U.S. Federal Census – 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes

Of course, I had already found many of those records the old fashioned way. I went to the New York Public Library, got the microfilm, cranked the wheel until I found the record and then tried to take a decent picture.

This way is much better and easier.

I’m going to post the census records for my parents’ families. Neither of my parents was born in 1915, but their parents were married. My father’s oldest brother was a baby. There were four kids in my mother’s family in 1915.

1915 Census


The Colberts in 1915 at 85 Old Broadway. Uncle Joe was only 120 days old. My grandfather’s brother Jim was living with them.

1925 Census


The Colberts and Ryans both lived at 112 Lawrence Street in 1925. Uncle Jackie was a month old. Naturalization information for Lawrence Ryan is wrong. HeĀ  became a citizen in 1888.

1915 Census


My mother’s family. They lived at 390 Columbus Avenue. Note the name is spelled Whalen. Aunt Bessie (Elizabeth Shanley) is living with them, she married a few years later.

1925 Census


They are living at 35 Douglass Street. They rented out two apartments and lived in the third. The whole family is there. Of course, there is a mistake. James Whelan was naturalized in 1898, not 1900.

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