Wisconsin, State Census 1865 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Wisconsin State Census, 1865 .
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|Wisconsin, United States|
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|Location of Wisconsin|
|Record Type||State Census|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
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.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin State Census 1865.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The 1865 Wisconsin State Census can provide the following information:
- Name of the head of household
- The number of individuals in the household
- Residence town and county
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search you need to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The approximate age of your ancestor.
- The county and town of residence.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on 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. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Locality" which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
What Do I Do Next?
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.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the residence to help you find the individual or family in the federal census.
- Use the information found on the census to help locate the family in church records.
- Use the information found on the census to help locate the family in land and probate records.
- Use the information found on the census to help locate the family in additional state and county records.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- 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.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Wisconsin, State Census Records items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.|
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- “Wisconsin State Census 1865 .” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Wisconsin Historical Society. Genealogical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
|The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Wisconsin State Census 1865.|
|The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin State Census 1865.|
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