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Genealogy: Census

This guide will help you with the genealogical resources we have here in Murphy Library and direct you to other places and links for further information.

Online Federal Census 1790-1930

You must be using a computer in Wisconsin to use Heritage Quest.

WI Census holdings in Murphy Library

We have the following WI Censuses on microfilm in the basement of the main part of Murphy Library.  Not all counties are documented.  Please call for more information (608) 785-8511.

WI Territorial: 1836-1838-1842-1846-1847

WI State: 1855-1860-1870-1875-1885-1895-1905 (also has index). 1905 was the last WI State census.  It is the most complete and detailed.

We also have U.S. Federal Censuses for WI on microfilm: 1840-1850-1860-1870-1880-1890-1900

La Crosse County was part of Crawford County prior to 1851. The 1890 Federal Census burned.