Wisconsin Census Records

Statewide Records that exist for Wisconsin are 18201830 (as Michigan Territory), 1840 (as Wisconsin Territory),18501860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940. There are Industry andAgriculture Schedules 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Mortality Schedules for the years 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880.

Territorial and State Censuses

  • Years taken 1836, 1838, 1842, 1846, 1847, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
  • Local census enumerations were taken between 1848 and 1959, ordered for qualification as a municipality by the state. Copies were required to be kept by the county register of deeds and the village or city clerk. Some of these censuses have been found in circuit court files.

Searchable Wisconsin Census Databases and other Helpful Links

Further Reading

  • Genealogical Research: An Introduction to the Resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986).
  • Michigan Censuses, 1710–1830, Under the French, British and Americans (Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1982).
  • Michigan Voyageurs, From the Notary Book of Samuel Abbott, Mackinac Island, 1807–1817 (Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1982).
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