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== Record Description ==
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This Collection will include records from 1875.<br>
 
  
The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The records are arranged by county and community.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
State censuses were taken in Minnesota every ten years beginning in 1865 through 1905. Each census includes most individuals living within the counties enumerated.&nbsp;
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The collection consists of indexes and images to the population schedules listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of May 1, 1875.  
  
The official enumeration date of this census is May 1, 1875. The census lists the inhabitants of the state of Minnesota as of that date.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
The census was compiled to obtain a description and a count of the population of the state of Minnesota.
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The information is generally reliable. However, use it with some caution, since the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some of the facts and figures may be incorrect or be inadvertently false.
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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Information found in the '''1875 Minnesota State Census''' may include:  
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[[Minnesota 1875 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
'''These are the key genealogical facts found in the 1875 Minnesota State Census:'''  
 
 
 
[[Image:Minnesota 1875 Census (08-256) DGS 4482154 71.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
  
 
*Name of each individual whose usual abode was in household as of 1 May 1875  
 
*Name of each individual whose usual abode was in household as of 1 May 1875  
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*If individual served in the military during the Civil War
 
*If individual served in the military during the Civil War
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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Before you begin your search, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The place where your ancestor lived.
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*The approximate age of your ancestor.
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*The names of family members who may have lived nearby.
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|CID|Browse Page|access=browse}}''': <br>
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#Select the appropriate '''County''' <br>
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#Select the appropriate '''Township/City/Town/Village/Ward''' which takes you to the images.
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the census index. Use the locator 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.  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
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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With either search keep in mind:
  
'''For example:'''
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1503053 Minnesota, state census, 1875]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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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.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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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.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family.  
 
*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family.  
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
 
*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.  
*Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.  
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*Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
*If they are subject to military service, they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
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*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.  
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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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.  
 
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.  
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.  
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*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
 
 
'''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.  
 
*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)]].
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/minnesota/ Minnesota Census Project]&nbsp;<br>
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Minnesota Census]]
 
*[[Minnesota Censuses Existing and Lost|Minnesota Censuses Existing and Lost]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
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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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.
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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;Collection Citation:
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{{Collection_citation | text="Minnesota State Census, 1875." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Census Bureau. State Library and Records Service, St. Paul.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Image_Citation}}<br>
  
"Minnesota State Census, 1875," database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKNC-ZBL: accessed 4 April 2012), Esther Cole in household of John Dunn (Carver, Carver, Minnesota). .
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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Minnesota, United States
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Collection years 1875
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What is in the 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.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection 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

How Do I Search the 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 appropriate County
  2. Select the appropriate Township/City/Town/Village/Ward which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search 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.

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

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.

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 the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family.
  • Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
  • Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records such as a passenger list which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.

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.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • 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.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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