Minnesota State Census, 1885 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index AND browsable images for the population schedule listing the inhabitants of the State of Minnesota in 1885.

This Minnesota State Census can be searched by:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Life Event (residence place, birth)
  • Relationship (any member of the household)

You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


What can I learn from this Minnesota Census?
  • Any Person’s name who usually lived in this home
  • Person’s age
  • Person’s gender
  • Person’s color
  • Person’s place of birth (U.S. state or territory) or foreign country
  • Person’s length of residence
  • Person’s occupation
  • Whether this person’s father was foreign-born or not
  • Whether this person’s mother was foreign-born or not
  • Nativity of each person’s father
  • If this person served in the military (soldier or sailor) during the Civil War


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