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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
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"Minnesota State Census, 1875." index and images, [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog ''FamilySearch''] entry for Esther Cole, age 12, citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 0,565,718; State Library and Records Service, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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"Minnesota State Census, 1875." index and images, [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog ''FamilySearch''] entry for Esther Cole, age 12, citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 0,565,718; State Library and Records Service, St. Paul, Minnesota.  
  
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Collection Time Period

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.

Record Description

The record is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. The records are arranged by county and community.

Record Content

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These are the key genealogical facts found in the 1875 Minnesota State Census:

  • Name of each individual in the household
  • Individual’s age
  • Individual’s gender
  • Individual’s color
  • Place of birth (state or territory if in the U.S., or country if foreign born)
  • If the individual’s father and mother were foreign born
  • If the individual served in the army during the Civil War

How to Use the Records

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.

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 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 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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).

Record History

State censuses were taken in Minnesota every ten years beginning in 1865 through 1905. Each census includes most individuals living within the counties enumerated.

Why This Record Was Created

The census was compiled to obtain a description and a count of the population of the state of Minnesota.

Record Reliability

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.

Related Web Sites

Minnesota Census Project 

Related Wiki Articles

Minnesota Census

Minnesota Censuses Existing and Lost

Contributions to This Article

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.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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 Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

"Minnesota State Census, 1875." index and images, FamilySearch entry for Esther Cole, age 12, citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 0,565,718; State Library and Records Service, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records.  It may include the author, custodian, publisher, or archive for the original records.

Minnesota. State Census, 1875. State Library and Records Service, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article  Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.