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Wisconsin State Vital Records

Wisconsin State Vital Records Office
Wisconsin Division of Health
1 West Wilson
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 266-1371
Records include birth and death records since 1857, marriage records since 1836, and divorce records since 1907.

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Articles

Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, 1832-58

Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, 1832-58

State Historical Society of Wisconsin Archives to Close During January

Michael John Neill Workshop, Walworth County, Wisconsin

Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota Territories, 1832-58

Illinois-Wisconsin Boundary, 1787 and 1818

Wisconsin, 1866

Databases

Wisconsin Land Records

Wisconsin Census, 1820-90

Henry Schoolcraft, Travels in Minnesota and Wisconsin, 1821

British Influence on Wisconsin, 1763-1814

Wisconsin Historical Society, Vol. 30

Clara Lenroot, Long, Long Ago in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Norwegian-American Community, 1915

Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, 1835

Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, 1860

Wisconsin Notable Men

Wisconsin Men of Progress

Wisconsin Handbook, 1856

Wisconsin Railroad Survey, 1857

Isaac Stephenson, Public Life in Wisconsin

Wesson Miller, Wisconsin Methodist Minister

Wisconsin Political Commentary, 1870-1900

William Henry, Northern Wisconsin, 1890

Chrysostom Verwyst, Wisconsin Pioneer Missionary

John Parkinson, Early Wisconsin, 1835-1860

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Directory, 1889-90

Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907

Appleton, Wisconsin Directories, 1884-98

Ashland, Wisconsin Directories, 1888-93

Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907

Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Directories, 1889-93

Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 11

Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 12

Midwest Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 14

Midwst Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 15

Midwest Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 16

Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin Directory, 1931

Midwest Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Vol. 17

Midwest Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Vol. 18

Midwest Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Vol. 19

Midwest Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Vol. 20

Racine, Wisconsin Directories, 1890, 1892

Waukesha, Wisconsin Directories, 1890-92

Midwest Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 25

Wisconsin Marriages, 1835-1900

Marinette County, Wisconsin Census, 1900 (Excluding Grover Precinct)

Green Bay, Wisconsin Directory, 1872-73

University Of Wisconsin, Directory 1888-89

Winnebago County, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Census, 1870

Search Aids

Early Wisconsin, Arkansas, & Mississippi Settlers, 1700s-1800s Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina, 1641-1944 Marriage Index

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Services
Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Resources
Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
State Historical Society Of Wisconsin
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 264-6536, (608) 264-6530, (608) 264-6535
Records include census records from 1790-1920, vital statistics, newspapers, published family histories, printed records, wills, baptisms, passenger lists to 1890, Canadian census records, French-Canadian marriage records, unpublished church and cemetery records, war records, visual and sound archives, maps, and naturalizations. Estate records are located at the University of Wisconsin libraries.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
Wisconsin Genealogical Council, Inc.
Emil Krause
6083 County Trunks
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-9212
Telephone: (715) 435-3683
Publication: Quarterly Wisconsin Genealogical Council Newsletter

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (WSGS)
PO Box 5106
Madison, WI 53705-5106
Telephone: (608) 325-2609
Publication: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter

 

See also: Wisconsin Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Wisconsin Documents

 

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