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==== ''This wiki article describes a collection that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. To access the collection see [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1443825;p=collectionDetails Wisconsin 1855 State Census]'' ====
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==== ''This wiki article describes a collection that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search. To access the collection see [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1443825;p=collectionDetails Wisconsin 1855 State Census]'' ====
  
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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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Wisconsin census were conducted from 1855-1905. This information pertains to censuses taken in the year 1855.   
 
Wisconsin census were conducted from 1855-1905. This information pertains to censuses taken in the year 1855.   
  
== Collection History  ==
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== Record History  ==
  
 
In 1855 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. However, no census was taken in 1865. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.     
 
In 1855 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. However, no census was taken in 1865. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.     
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created  ===
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
  
 
The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes   
 
The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes   
  
=== Collection Reliability  ===
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=== Record Reliability  ===
  
 
Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information 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.   
 
Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information 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.   
  
== Collection Description  ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
 
Population schedules consisted of large sheets with rows and columns. The schedules are arranged by county, then by political subdivision. The arrangement of families on a schedule is normally in the order in which the enumerator visited the households.&nbsp;<br>
 
Population schedules consisted of large sheets with rows and columns. The schedules are arranged by county, then by political subdivision. The arrangement of families on a schedule is normally in the order in which the enumerator visited the households.&nbsp;<br>
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*Number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and foreign born&nbsp;
 
*Number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and foreign born&nbsp;
  
== How To Use The Collection ==
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== How To Use The Record ==
  
 
State census records are a good source to identify residence. Use this information to search for other record types. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist. <br>
 
State census records are a good source to identify residence. Use this information to search for other record types. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist. <br>
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Related Websites ==
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'''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here. '''<br>
 
'''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here. '''<br>
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
  
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Wisconsin_Census Wisconsin Census]  
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Wisconsin_Census Wisconsin Census]  
  
== '''Sources of Information for This Collection '''<br> ==
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== Sources of&nbsp;This Collection <br> ==
  
 
*Wisconsin.&nbsp; 1855 State Census.&nbsp; Digital images of originals housed in the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
 
*Wisconsin.&nbsp; 1855 State Census.&nbsp; Digital images of originals housed in the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
  
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''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes) ''<br>
 
''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes) ''<br>
  
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Revision as of 18:58, 9 December 2009

This wiki article describes a collection that is available for free online at FamilySearch Record Search. To access the collection see Wisconsin 1855 State Census

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Collection Time Period

Wisconsin census were conducted from 1855-1905. This information pertains to censuses taken in the year 1855. 

Record History

In 1855 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. However, no census was taken in 1865. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population.   

Why This Record Was Created

The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes 

Record Reliability

Censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information 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

Population schedules consisted of large sheets with rows and columns. The schedules are arranged by county, then by political subdivision. The arrangement of families on a schedule is normally in the order in which the enumerator visited the households. 

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in Wisconsin state censuses for the year 1855:

  • Name of the head of the family
  • Number of individuals in the household by sex and race
  • Number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and foreign born 

How To Use The Record

State census records are a good source to identify residence. Use this information to search for other record types. The census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Wisconsin Census

Sources of This Collection

  • Wisconsin.  1855 State Census.  Digital images of originals housed in the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.

How To Cite Your Sources

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)

CID1443825 Please do not erase or change the indentification number

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