Find your ancestors in Minnesota State Census 1865

Uncover new information about your family members who lived in Minnesota, in the western Great Lakes region of the United States, in 1865. Learn new details that place your ancestral families in the state at the close of the Civil War.

What can these records tell me?

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:

  • First and last name
  • Volume
  • Line number
  • Town
  • County
  • Discover more about Minnesota State Census 1865

    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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