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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
== Collection Time Period  ==
  
 
Wisconsin census were conducted from 1855-1905. This information pertains to censuses taken in the year 1855.&nbsp;  
 
Wisconsin census were conducted from 1855-1905. This information pertains to censuses taken in the year 1855.&nbsp;  
 
== 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.&nbsp;The census covers approximately 90% of the population.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes&nbsp;
 
 
=== 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.&nbsp;
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== 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>  
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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>
  
 
=== Record&nbsp;Content  ===
 
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== How To Use The Record  ==
 
== 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>  
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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>
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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.
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The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.
  
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
  
'''This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here. '''<br>  
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'''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&nbsp;This Collection <br> ==
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== Sources of&nbsp;This Collection <br> ==
  
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Wisconsin 1855 State Census," database, FamilySearch; (http://familysearch.org), from Wisconsin Department of State. Digital images of originals housed in the Wisconsin State Historical Society at Madison. FHL microfilm,&nbsp;4 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Wisconsin 1855 State Census," database, FamilySearch; (http://familysearch.org), from Wisconsin Department of State. Digital images of originals housed in the Wisconsin State Historical Society at Madison. FHL microfilm,&nbsp;4 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
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''An example of citing these records is: Wisconsin. Department of State. Wisconsin&nbsp;State Census, 1855. Census page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. Otto Smith, Two Rivers, Manitowoc,&nbsp;Wisconsin, image number 00023.''  
 
''An example of citing these records is: Wisconsin. Department of State. Wisconsin&nbsp;State Census, 1855. Census page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. Otto Smith, Two Rivers, Manitowoc,&nbsp;Wisconsin, image number 00023.''  
  
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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 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.

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.

Related Web Sites

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," database, FamilySearch; (http://familysearch.org), from Wisconsin Department of State. Digital images of originals housed in the Wisconsin State Historical Society at Madison. FHL microfilm, 4 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

How To Cite Your Sources

An example of citing these records is: Wisconsin. Department of State. Wisconsin State Census, 1855. Census page. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. Otto Smith, Two Rivers, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, image number 00023.

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections