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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.
 
  
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.&nbsp;
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
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This collection includes information to the census taken in 1875.
  
Wisconsin censuses were conducted from 1855-1905. This information pertains to the census taken in the year 1875.&nbsp;
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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. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population. 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.  
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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.  
  
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.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1443778/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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Wisconsin state censuses for the year 1875 include:
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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*Name of head of household
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*Number of white males and white females in household
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*Number of colored males and colored females in household
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*Number of individuals who are deaf, dumb, blind or insane
  
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
 
 
[[Wisconsin 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  ==
 
  
 
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Image:Wisconsin 1875 Census.jpg|1875 State Census  
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Key genealogical facts found in Wisconsin state censuses for the year 1875 are:
 
 
 
*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 Records  ==
 
 
 
To begin your search you need to know the following:
 
 
 
*Name
 
*Town and county of residence
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a parent or the place of residence
  
To search by the collection using your ancestor's name fill in the name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list 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 about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778 Collection Page].  
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1443778/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''County'''
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# Select '''Township/City/Town/Village/Ward'''
  
To search the collection by browsing the images follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the county<br>⇒From the "Township/City/Town/Village/Ward" select the county again which takes you to the images<br>
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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.
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
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:
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date and to find a birth and death record.
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*Use the information to find civil and church records.  
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*Use the information to find more family members in additional censuses.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Wisconsin Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*Use the residence can help you find the individual or family in the federal census. The residence can also help you locate local church and land records  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
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*Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Wisconsin, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=368&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Wisconsin%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Acensus FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
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.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
  
*The records are brief so it is easy to confuse indivuals with similar names.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1443778 Wisconsin, 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.}}
*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.
 
*Census may identify persons for whom other records do not exist.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
  
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Wisconsin, State Census, 1875 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
*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 counties.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/wisconsin/ Wisconsin Census Project]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oneida/ Oneida First Christian Party Census]
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/WI/ Wisconsin Census Online Index]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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.
  
*[[Wisconsin]]
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;Collection Citation:
*[[Wisconsin Census]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Collection_citation | text="Wisconsin State Census, 1875." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Department of State. State Historical Society, Madison.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
"Wisconsin State Census, 1875." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 13 April 2011). Jene P Pederson; citing Census Records, FHL microfilm 1,032,694; Wisconson State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
 
  
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Wisconsin, United States
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Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1875
FamilySearch Resources
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes information to the census taken in 1875.

In 1855 the state legislature directed that a census be taken in June of that year and every 10 years thereafter. The completed forms were sent to the Secretary of State. The census covers approximately 90% of the population. The state census of Wisconsin was taken in order to enumerate the population for representation purposes.

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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin State Census, 1875.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Wisconsin state censuses for the year 1875 include:

  • Name of head of household
  • Number of white males and white females in household
  • Number of colored males and colored females in household
  • Number of individuals who are deaf, dumb, blind or insane

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a parent or the place of residence

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 County
  2. Select Township/City/Town/Village/Ward

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.


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

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date and to find a birth and death record.
  • Use the information to find civil and church records.
  • Use the information to find more family members in additional censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Wisconsin, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog


Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


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
"Wisconsin State Census, 1875." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Department of State. State Historical Society, Madison.
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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