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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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== What is in the 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.  
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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.  
  
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===To Browse this Collection===
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[[Wisconsin, State Census 1865 (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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== Record Content  ==
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[[Image:Wisconsin, State Census 1865 (12-0479) DGS 5706957 92.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
 
== 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 by the collection using your ancestor's name fill in the name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list 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 about more than one person to find your ancestor.
 
 
 
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].
 
 
 
To search the collection by browsing the images <br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "County"<br>⇒Select the "Locality" which takes you to the images
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. 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.
 
 
 
==== 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
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
*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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The 1865 Wisconsin State Census can provide the following information:
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*Name of the head of household
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*The number of individuals in the household
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*Residence town and county
  
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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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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Image:Wisconsin, State Census 1865 (12-0479) DGS 5706957 92.jpg|1865 State Census
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*The records are brief so it is easy to confuse indivuals 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?  ====
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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
  
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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=== Search the Index ===
*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 by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670 Collection Page].  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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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
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== View the Images ===
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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/2058670/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''County'''
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# Select '''Locality'''
  
[http://www.censusfinder.com/wisconsin.htm Wisconsin Census Finder]
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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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
[[Wisconsin Census]]  
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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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.
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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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*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.”
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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.
  
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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]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
  
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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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2058670 Wisconsin, State Census, 1865]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
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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==Citing this Collection==
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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. <br> <br>
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Collection citation| text = “Wisconsin State Census 1865 .” Database with Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Wisconsin Historical Society. Genealogical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1865
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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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin State Census 1865.

What Can these Records 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

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 Locality

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


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 1865 .” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 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.

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 1865.


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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.

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