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Census Records: Overview

Federal, state, and other census records



Group portrait in front of house, family reunion, Chippewa County, approx. 1900Census records identify, record, and quantify some aspect of life in a particular area.  Often they are used for individual people, but there are other kinds of census records available to researchers.  

Federal Population Census

MN Territorial and State Census

Indian Census and Other Lists

Federal Non-population Census

School Census



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Jenny McElroy
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