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About This Project
The 1865 Wisconsin state census was a head-of-household census. The names of the heads of households were recorded, along with the number, race, and sex of people in each household and the number of people in the household who were foreign born. Only fragments of the census still exist today.
Skill Level: Intermediate
- This project is recommended for volunteers who are familiar with the indexing process and comfortable using various system features.
Characteristics and Description
- This census was handwritten, often on preprinted forms.
- Each batch contains one image.
- Most documents are census forms.
- Each census page usually includes up to 36 records.
- Many images show two census pages.
- The completed index will be freely accessible online to the general public when the collection is published. The digital images will be accessible to active FamilySearch account holders once an authentication system is put in place on Record Search. Until authentication is available, the images will not be accessible.
How to Help with This Project
- If you have not already done so, you must register as an indexing volunteer. To register and download and install the indexing program, click here for the indexing home page. Click Get Started, and follow the instructions on the page.
- After you register, click the Begin Indexing link on the indexing home page, and sign in to the indexing program with your user name and password. Then click the Download Batch button, and select this project name from the list. To see the project name on the list, you may need to select Show all projects at the top of the Download Batch window.