Previous indexes I've seen for the 1915 census included only the most basic information. With access to the images of the enumeration pages themselves you get so much more. Information on the census form includes:
- Color or race
- Month and year of birth
- Marital status
- Place of Birth
- Place of birth of parents
- Citizenship information, including number of years in U.S. and naturalization status
- Education: reading, writing, abitlity to speak English
- School attendance, including the name of the school and whether public, private or parochial
- Home ownership information, including ownership, rental, mortgage, and house or farm
Here are the links to search the newly updated records:
I've been going through the 1915 census and have found some interesting things. For instance, my grandmother, Lillian (Maita) Traina, was 11 years old when the census was taken, but the name she is given on the census is "Rosalie." Was Rosalie her middle name, or was Lillian?
I've also found adults ennumerated in both their parents' household as well as in the household with their own spouse and children. More than one example of that, actually.
If you've found anything interesting about your family in the 1915 census I'd love to hear about it! Leave a comment below.