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== Record Description ==
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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.  
 
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  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
 
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Image:Wisconsin, State Census 1865 (12-0479) DGS 5706957 92.jpg|1865 State Census
 
Image:Wisconsin, State Census 1865 (12-0479) DGS 5706957 92.jpg|1865 State Census
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== 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. <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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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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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
  
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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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
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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To begin your search you need to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate age of your ancestor.
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*The county and town of residence.
  
*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 [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
 
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>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.
  
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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'''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]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "County"<br>⇒Select the "Locality" which takes you to the images.
  
*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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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.  
*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.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
*The records are brief so it is easy to confuse individuals with similar names.
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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.  
*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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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===  
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*Use the residence to help you find the individual or family in the federal census.
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*Use the information found on the census to help locate the family in church records.
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*Use the information found on the census to help locate the family in land and probate records.
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*Use the information found on the census to help locate the family in additional state and county records.
  
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?  ===
 
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Wisconsin, State Census Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
 
 
[http://www.censusfinder.com/wisconsin.htm Wisconsin Census Finder]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Wisconsin Census]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
 
 
== 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: [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.  
 
  
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 for This Collection  ===
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{{Collection citation| text = “Wisconsin State Census 1865 .” Database with Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. 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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'''Image Citation''':<br>
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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.
 
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Wisconsin, United States
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Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1865
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



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.

Collection Content

Sample Image

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.

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 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.

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.


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.

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