Dodge County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Dodge County

Guide to Dodge County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Dodge County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Dodge County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Juneau
Dodge County Wisconsin Administration Building.jpg
Address Dodge County Courthouse
127 E Oak Street;
Juneau, WI 53039;
Phone. 920.386.3600

County Information

Dodge County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1843 1840 1877 1844

County Courthouse

Dodge County Courthouse
127 E Oak Street;
Juneau, WI 53039;
Phone. 920.386.3600

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1877;
Clerk of Courts has divorce and court records;
Register in Probate has probate records from 1854 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1836--Dodge County was created 7 December 1836 from Brown and Milwaukee Counties.County seat: Juneau [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

A fire in 1877 destroyed birth, marriage, and death records from before that date, though the indexes still refer to the records.

Places / Localities


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Columbia  • Dane  • Fond du Lac  • Green Lake  •  Jefferson Washington  • Waukesha


Bible Records



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.


State Census
Federal Census

Church History and Records

  • Church records, 1880-1930 First United Methodist Church in Hartford, Wisconsin. Text in English and German. Contains officials, members, statistics 1880-1899, baptisms, marriages, and deaths 1893-1930. Records also include congregations in Horicon, Clyman and Juneau in Dodge County.

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property



Military History and Records

Spanish American War
Civil War

Civil War service men from Dodge County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Dodge County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies B, C, D, K and M
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company K
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company D;
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Companies C, D, F and H
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company D
- 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company D  (These men were from the town of Hartford. There is a town of Hartford in both Dodge and Washington Counties.)
- 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies B, E, and K
World War 1
World War II
  • Dodge County Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives)

Naturalization and Citizenship



  • USGenWeb Archives has 21 obituaries listed. Scroll down to the Obituary Heading for the list.


Probate Records

Online Records


See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Dodge County Historical Society
105 Park Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Telephone: 920-887-1266

Dodge/ Jefferson County Genealogical Society
PO Box 91
Watertown, WI 53094


Vital Records

Birth Records

The library also has a hard copy index: Index to Wisconsin Delayed and Affidavit Birth Registrations prior to 1 October 1907; 977.5, V22i. Delayed births are arranged by county, then date of registration. Affidavit delayed births are arranged by county, then date of birth.

Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Dodge County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).