Frequently Asked Questions

Where could I find schedules for 19th century Censuses of Agriculture for Minnesota?

Answer:

The census contains a wealth of information pertaining to individual farmers’ businesses and an array of data concerning an individual farmer’s operation and production, including the value and acreage of the farm and whether it was owned or rented. It also provides details about the number of livestock owned, production of grain and other crops, and use of machinery.

You can find schedules for 19th century Censuses of Agriculture at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul. Here are the records in the Historical Society for the microfilm reels.

1. Library: MN Historical Society
Location: MICROFILM CENSUS MINNESOTA
Title: U.S. Census Office nonpopulation census schedule [microform] : Minnesota, 1860-1880.
Publisher: 1860-1880.
Contents-Note: Reel 1-10. Agriculture schedules - reel 11-12. Manufacturing schedules - reel 13-14. Mortality schedules - reel 15. Social statistics schedules.
Summary: Unpublished inventory in the Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Minnesota Historical Society.
Reproduction: Microfilm. St. Paul, Minn. : Minnesota Historical Society, 1977. 17 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. A Minnesota Historical Society microfilm publication.
Series: A Minnesota Historical Society microfilm publication.

2. Library: MN Historical Society
Location: SEE STATE ARCHIVES NOTEBOOKS
Author: Census Records. Federal Census, Minnesota.
Title: Nonpopulation Schedules from Federal Census of Minnesota, 1860-1900.
Description: 17 rolls microfilm; originals, 15.0 cu. ft. (36 v. and 1 folder).
Restrictions: Originals closed to researcher use.
Summary: Agriculture, manufacturing, mortality, and social statistics censuses (Minnesota Historical Society microfilm).

 

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