Wisconsin, State Census 1865 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains a name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dane, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.  
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This collection contains an index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Record Content ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Record Content  ==
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To begin your search you need to know the following:
  
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*Name
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*Town and county of residence
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
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To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "County"<br>⇒Select the "Locality" which takes you to the images
  
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Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.
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Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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*Use the residence can help you find the individual or family in the federal census. The residence can also help you locate local church and land records
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*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
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It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*The records are brief so it is easy to confuse individuals with similar names.
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*Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.
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*You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
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*You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
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*Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
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*Census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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[http://www.censusfinder.com/wisconsin.htm Wisconsin Census Finder]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
Include at least one link to an existing wiki article.
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[[Wisconsin Census]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2058670/waypoints Wisconsin, State Census, 1865]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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Revision as of 21:00, 20 December 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Wisconsin, State Census 1865 .

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains an index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.

Record Content

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you need to know the following:

  • Name
  • Town and county of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image.
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Locality" which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the residence can help you find the individual or family in the federal census. The residence can also help you locate local church and land records
  • Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.

It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The records are brief so it is easy to confuse individuals with similar names.
  • Married family members may have lived nearby but in a separate household so you may want to search an entire town, neighboring towns, or even a county.
  • You may be able to identify an earlier generation if elderly parents were living with or close by a married child.
  • You may be able to identify a younger generation if a young married couple still lived with one of their sets of parents.
  • Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.
  • Census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Wisconsin Census Finder

Related Wiki Articles

Wisconsin Census

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Wisconsin, State Census, 1865

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Wisconsin Historical Society. Wisconsin, State Census 1865. Genealogical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.