Wisconsin, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Wisconsin Information[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin is a state in the middle northern part of the United States. It is divided into 72 counties and it's capital is Madison. Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as the 30th state on 29 May 1848. It was created from Wisconsin Territory. [1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Wisconsin Research

Links to articles on getting started with Wisconsin research.

Wisconsin Research Tools

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Wisconsin Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Grant CountyLafayette CountyGreen CountyRock CountyWalworth CountyKenosha CountyRacine CountyIowa CountyDane CountyJefferson CountyWaukesha CountyMilwaukee CountyOzaukee CountyWashington CountyDodge CountyColumbia CountySauk CountyRichland CountyCrawford CountyVernon CountyJuneau CountyAdams CountyMarquette CountyGreen Lake CountyFond du Lac CountySheboygan CountyManitowoc CountyCalumet CountyWinnebago CountyWaushara CountyMonroe CountyLa Crosse CountyTrempealeau CountyBuffalo CountyJackson CountyWood CountyPortage CountyWaupaca CountyOutagamie CountyBrown CountyKewaunee CountyDoor CountyOconto CountyShawano CountyMenominee CountyMarathon CountyClark CountyPepin CountyPierce CountySt. Croix CountyDunn CountyEau Claire CountyChippewa CountyPolk CountyBarron CountyRusk CountyTaylor CountyLincoln CountyOneida CountyLanglade CountyMarinette CountyForest CountyFlorence CountyIron CountyVilas CountyPrice CountyBayfield CountySawyer CountyWashburn CountyDouglas CountyBurnett CountyAshland CountyRusk CountyWisconsin-county-map.gif

Counties[edit | edit source]

In Wisconsin vital records the county name often is written as a four-letter abbreviation that may resemble another place name: Adam, Fond, Lacr, Winn, Wood, etc.

Extinct or Renamed Counties:

Wisconsin Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Chippewa River · Lake Michigan · Lake Superior · Menominee River · Mississippi River · St. Croix River · Wisconsin River · Pecatonica Trail · Great Northern Railway (U.S.)

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.