Minnesota State Census, 1875 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Minnesota, United States
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Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1875
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of indexes and images to the population schedules listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of May 1, 1875.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, State Census, 1875.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information found in the 1875 Minnesota State Census may include:

  • Name of each individual whose usual abode was in household as of 1 May 1875
  • Individual’s age
  • Individual’s gender
  • Individual’s color
  • Individual's place of birth (U.S. state or territory) or foreign country
  • Nativity of each individual’s father
  • Nativity of each individual's father
  • If individual served in the military during the Civil War

Collection Content

Sample Image


How Do I Search This Collection?

Before you begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor lived
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The names of family members who may have lived nearby

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 the County
  2. Select the Township/City/Town/Village/Ward to view the images.

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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 the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for a birth records
  • Search for the family in federal census records
  • Search for church, land, and probate records

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • 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 localities
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Minnesota State Census, 1875." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Census Bureau. State Library and Records Service, St. Paul.

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