There are over 45,000 records in this state census, and each entry was represents an inhabitant the state. While the information for each person varies, Minnesota State Census 1865 typically includes:
Minnesota issued this state census just 7 years after becoming the 32nd state in the United States in order to count the population of the state and apportion representation to the state legislature. This was particularly important in 1865, as the Civil War came to an end and soldiers returned to Minnesota.
In addition to the information in each record, your ancestor’s record can place them in the state at a particular moment in time, a necessary step to continue your genealogical research. You can also use the volume and line number to find your ancestor in the original documents.
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Broaden your search by clicking the “name variants” box in the search bar. This will return a greater number of records with similar names, including possible alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
The information in the Volume and Line number is an important resource if you wish to find the original census documents. Recording this information now will ensure you find the right people in the original documents.
Now that you know your ancestor was in Minnesota in 1865, try finding them in their local newspapers. See the link to Findmypast’s collection of Minnesota newspapers in Useful links on the right hand side of the screen.