Minnesota State Census, 1895 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This census is for the year 1895.

Record History

State censuses were taken in Minnesota every ten years beginning in 1865 through 1905. The census includes most individuals 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 the information with some caution since it may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.

Record Description

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

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in the Minnesota 1895 State Census are:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Color
  • Place of birth (state or territory if in the U.S., country if foreign born)
  • Length of residence
  • Occupation
  • If a soldier or sailor in the Civil War
  • Whether mother and father foreign born or not
  • Residence or location within a country (The location within a county may not be a town name but a legal land description instead which gives the township number and the range number.)

How to Use the Record

A census can provide you with names and ages of family members, which can be used to calculate birth or marriage dates. It can also provide the name of the county and town where your ancestor lived. People living with the family may be relatives. Relatives may also have lived nearby. The census may identify individuals for whom other records may not exist. 

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Sources of This Collection

"Minnesota State Census, 1895," database, FamilySearch; from Minesota Census Bureau.  "State census, 1895."  Minnesota State Library and Records Service.  FHL microfilm, 59 reels.  Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 A full bibliographic record is available in the Family History Library Catalog.

How to Cite Your Sources

An example of citing these records is: State Library and Records Service, St. Paul, Minnesota. Census page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. Rebecca Smith, female, 28, residence: Pilot Mound township, Fillmore, Minnesota, page 15, line number 33.

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