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Federal and Wisconsin Census Records

Federal and Wisconsin Census Records

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Area Research Center has Federal Census Schedules for Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties for the following years: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1920. The ARC has Wisconsin State Census Schedules for Jefferson, Rock, and Walworth Counties for the following years: 1855, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905. An index for the 1890 Wisconsin Special Census of Veterans is in Special Collections, while the index for the 1905 Wisconsin State Census is on microfilm. Below is a detailed list of the census microfilm. Use this link to view census forms.

Federal Census Records

Year Counties
1850 Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Portage, Richland, Racine, Rock, St. Croix, Sheboygan, Sauk, Walworth
1860 Dodge, Jefferson, Jackson, Rock, Walworth
1870 Jefferson, Rock, Walworth
1880 Jefferson, Rock, Vernon, Walworth, Washington
1900 Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Racine, Rock, Vernon, Walworth
1920 Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Rusk, Sauk, Vernon, Walworth

Wisconsin State Census Records

Year Counties
1855 All Wisconsin counties
1875 All Wisconsin counties
1885 All Wisconsin counties (Includes Soldiers and Sailors Schedules )
1895 All Wisconsin counties (Includes Soliers and Sailors Schedules)
1905 Jefferson, Juneau, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, Walworth

Census Indexes

Year Census Index Call Number
1890 Wisconsin Special Census of Veterans Spec Coll F 580 W572 1990
1905 Wisconsin State Census Index and Jefferson, Rock and Walworth counties Microform /Pamphlet Room
1850 Federal Census Index CD-Rom ARC staff desk
1860 Federal Census Index CD-Rom ARC staff desk
1870 Federal Census Index CD-Rom ARC staff desk
1880 Federal Census Index CD-Rom ARC staff desk

Books of Interest

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census, Margo J. Anderson, Editor, Ref HA 37 .U55 E53 2000
The Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census is a comprehensive, one-volume work that provides concise and accurate answers to questions about census taking in the United States, past and present. It describes the concepts, politics, and history of the decennial census while also offering clear, accessible information on current census methods and results.

Location

Andersen Library
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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