Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., State Census, 1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.Original data: Massachusetts. 1855–1865 Massachusetts State Census [microform]. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
About Massachusetts, U.S., State Census, 1865
Beginning in 1855, the Massachusetts Legislature authorized a state census every ten years. Only two of those censuses survive: 1855 and 1865. This database contains the 1865 Massachusetts state census. Census day was 1 June, though enumerations took much longer than one day to complete. The forms may include the following details:
- marital status
Names on the census are grouped by household, but no head of household or relationship to a head of household are indicated.