Special Non Population Census Schedules Request Service | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Special Non Population Census Schedules Request Service

Federal Census 1850-1880

Special Non Population Census Schedules Request Service | Wisconsin Historical Society
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These are additional schedules created by the Federal government that provide more information about your ancestors and the world in which they lived.  Learn more about these censuses on the National Archives website.  https://www.archives.gov/research/census/nonpopulation

Schedules we have in our collections on microfilm and can search for WISCONSIN ONLY include:

Agricultural 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Includes owners, agents and managers of property along with information on products and land use.

Mortality 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 A person must have died 12 months before the date the census was taken, with month and cause of death, and length of illness.

Industrial/Manufacturing 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 Includes various types of companies with an annual gross product of $500 or more.

Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes (DDD) (1880 only) Lists individuals categorized at the time as "insane, idiots, deaf-mutes, blind, homeless children, inhabitants in prison, pauper and indigent".

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Staff will spend up to 30 minutes per request.

Payment covers the search time, regardless of whether a search is successful.  Not all residents show up in one of these schedules and the criteria changed with each census.

Research Prices:  $15 per request, each request is limited to 1 schedule and 1 year.

Wisconsin Historical Society members:  10% discount applied during checkout.

Document Delivery time:

Delivery could take up to 21 days.  Longer delivery time expected around holidays.  Contact historydocs@wisconsinhistory.org with questions.

Information needed to start request:

Full Name

Place of residence at time of the census



Ward # if living in a large city, like Milwaukee or Madison.

Which year?

Which special schedule?

Notes (Please indicate any additional information to help us perform a successful search for you, such as names of neighbors appearing in the corresponding population schedule.  This is particularly important to include for searches in cities.)