Find your ancestors in Minnesota State Census 1885

Was your ancestor residing in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, during 1885? Search the state census from May 1885 and discover your ancestor’s ethnicity and birth place. You will also find where in Minnesota your ancestor was residing in 1885.

What can these records tell me?

Each record includes a transcript of the original census record. The amount of information found in each record can differ but most will include:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Ethnicity
  • Race
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Town
  • County
  • Page

    Below the transcript you will find the names of others who appear on the same page within the index. Using this list you may find the names of other ancestors or people important to your family history.
  • Discover more about Minnesota State Census 1885

    The Minnesota State Census of 1885 was recorded on May 1, 1885. Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes because of the state’s large number of lakes. It is the home to 11,842 lakes in total. Minnesota is the 12th largest state in area and contains some of the oldest rocks on earth. The state census is an excellent resource for genealogists because you can track your ancestors’ residence during the years between the federal census records.