|Listed below is the microfilm federal census available at Central Library with
over 250 reels. Also, Central Library's Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room has
mortality schedule indexes for various states besides Wisconsin as well as
other state census indexes.
Census years 1790-1840 list names of heads of household in every state. Census
years 1850-1930 list the name of every person in a household. Only fragments
of the 1890 census are available because it was destroyed by fire. Starting
with the 1880, it shows the relationship of each family member to the head
County, Town, and Township Index to the 1850 Federal Census Schedules by
J. Carlyle Parker.
to Federal Census of Wisconsin [microform].
Full Force and Virtue: North Carolina Emancipation Records, 1713-1860 by
William L. Byrd III.
Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale
and William Dollarhide.
of Color: Black Genealogical Records and Abstracts From Missouri Sources by
View of the United States Embracing its territory, population--white,
free colored, and slave--moral and social condition, industry, property,
and revenue; the detailed statistics of cities, towns and counties;
being a compendium of the seventh census, to which are added the results
of every previous census, beginning with 1790, in comparative tables,
with explanatory and illustrative notes, based upon the schedules and
other official sources of information by J.D.B. De Bow, superintendent
of the United States Census.
States Census Key 1850, 1860, 1870 compiled by Leonard H. Smith,
It is best to use Ancestry for
the 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedules because Milwaukee Public Library does
not have these particular schedules. Remember--most schedules will not
provide the names of slaves because they were listed only by their race
and age. Only the slave owner names are listed on these schedules.
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This section lists books that provide addresses to which you can write to obtain
birth, death, marriage, and divorce records and certificates in different
Ancestry Family Historian's Address Book: A Comprehensive List of Local,
State, and Federal Agencies and Institutions and Ethnic and Genealogical
Organizations by Juliana Szucs Smith.
State and Province Vital Records Guide by Michael Burgess, Mary
A. Burgess, Daryl F. Mallett.
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