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== &nbsp;&nbsp;Record Description ==
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This Collection will include records for the Wisconsin State Census that was taken in 1885.
 
  
Population schedules consisted of large sheets with rows and columns. The schedules are arranged by county, then by political subdivision. The arrangement of families on a schedule is normally in the order in which the enumerator visited the households.
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
  
In 1855 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State.&nbsp;The census covers approximately 90% of the population.&nbsp;
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This collection includes records for the Wisconsin State Census that was taken in 1885. Population schedules consisted of large sheets with rows and columns. The schedules are arranged by county, then by political subdivision. The arrangement of families on a schedule is normally in the order in which the enumerator visited the households.  
  
Wisconsin census were conducted from 1855-1905. This information pertains to censuses taken in the year 1895.&nbsp;
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In 1855 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.  
  
The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.  
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The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes. Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately.  
  
Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1443713/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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Information found in this census includes:
  
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*Name of head of family
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*Number of white males and white females in household
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*Number of colored males and colored females in household
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*Country of nativity: United States, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Scandinavia, Holland and All Others
  
[[Wisconsin 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
== Record Content  ==
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Image:Wisconsin 1885 Census.jpg|1885 State Census
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Key genealogical facts found in Wisconsin state censuses for the year&nbsp;1895 are:  
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a family member or place of residence
  
[[Image:Wisconsin 1885 Census.jpg|thumb|right|Wisconsin 1885 Census.jpg]]
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443713 Collection Page].  
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
*Name of the head of the family
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=== View the Images ===
*Number of individuals in the household by sex and race
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1443713/waypoints Browse Page].
*Number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and foreign born
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# Select '''County'''
*Birth place
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# Select '''Township/City/Town/Village/Ward'''
*If a Civil War soldier or sailor
 
*Rank
 
*Company
 
*Regiment
 
*State of military service
 
*Vessel of military service
 
*Post office where residing
 
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
information in the index (such as page number or family number) to locate your ancestors in the census. Some on-line indexes, such as indexes to FamilySearch Historical Records, will take you directly to an image. Compare the information in the census to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 
  
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.  
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
For example:
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
 
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
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*Use the information to find the family in additional censuses.
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*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date to find other records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.  Also search for immigration, land and probate records.
 
*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.  
 
*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.  
*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
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*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.  
 
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*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.
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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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
 
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*[[Wisconsin Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
Be sure to extract all families before you look at other records. The relationships given will help you to organize family groups. The family groupings will help you identify related families when you discover additional information in other records.  
 
 
 
Some other helpful tips to keep in mind are:
 
 
 
*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.
 
 
 
You should also be aware that the census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
 
 
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Wisconsin 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?  ===
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*Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Wisconsin, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=368&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Wisconsin%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Acensus FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/wisconsin/ Wisconsin Census Project]  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1443713 Wisconsin, State Census, 1885]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oneida/ Oneida First Christian Party Census]
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/WI/ Wisconsin Census Online Index]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
  
*[[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Wisconsin, State Census, 1885 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
*[[Wisconsin Census]]
 
  
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==Citing This Collection==
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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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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Record Type State Census
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes records for the Wisconsin State Census that was taken in 1885. Population schedules consisted of large sheets with rows and columns. The schedules are arranged by county, then by political subdivision. The arrangement of families on a schedule is normally in the order in which the enumerator visited the households.

In 1855 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.

The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes. Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin State Census, 1885.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information found in this census includes:

  • Name of head of family
  • Number of white males and white females in household
  • Number of colored males and colored females in household
  • Country of nativity: United States, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Scandinavia, Holland and All Others

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a family member or place of residence

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select County
  2. Select Township/City/Town/Village/Ward

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find the family in additional censuses.
  • Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date to find other records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for immigration, land and probate records.
  • Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
  • If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Wisconsin, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog


Known Issues With This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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.

Collection Citation:

"Wisconsin State Census, 1885." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Department of State. Historical Society, Madison.


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, 1885.


Image citation:

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, 1885.


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