Douglas County, Wisconsin Genealogy
Guide to Douglas County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military rec
|Douglas County, Wisconsin|
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1854|
|Address|| Douglas County Courthouse|
1313 Belknap Street
Superior, WI 54880-2769
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 Historical Facts
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 5.1 Bible Records
- 5.2 Biography
- 5.3 Cemeteries
- 5.4 Census
- 5.5 Church History and Records
- 5.6 Court Records
- 5.7 Crime and Criminals
- 5.8 Directories
- 5.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 5.10 Gazetteers
- 5.11 Genealogy
- 5.12 History
- 5.13 Land and Property
- 5.14 Maps
- 5.15 Migration
- 5.16 Military History and Records
- 5.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 5.18 Newspapers
- 5.19 Obituaries
- 5.20 Periodicals
- 5.21 Probate Records
- 5.22 Repositories
- 5.23 Societies
- 5.24 Taxation
- 5.25 Vital Records
- 5.26 Voting Registers
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
Douglas County, Wisconsin Record Dates
Douglas County Courthouse
1313 Belknap Street
Superior, WI 54880-2769
1854--Douglas County was created 9 February 1854 from La Pointe County. County seat: Superior 
For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / Localities
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.|
- 1855 - 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
- 1865 - 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
- 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
- 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. Search indexed census. Identifies by name of head of household. Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
- 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
- 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
- 1870 - Index of Douglas County, 1870 Federal Census USGenWeb Archives
- 1880 - Index of Douglas County, 1880 Federal Census USGenWeb Archives
- 1930 - Index of Douglas County, 1930 Federal Census WIGenWeb Project
Church History and Records
- Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Superior, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Crime and Criminals
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- History of the Douglas County Area with links. WIGenWeb Project
Land and Property
- Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Douglas County - USGenWeb Archives
Military History and Records
Civil War service men from Douglas 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 Douglas County.
- - 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company E
- 1883 list of Pensioners or dependents, Douglas Co. USGenWeb Archives
World War I
- Wisconsin Gold Star List, Douglas County WIGenWeb Project
- Douglas County WI Archives Military Records, Army Casualties, WWI - Rosters USGenWeb Archives
World War II
- World War II Casualties Databases. Acess Genealogy
- Army Enlistees, Douglas County - USGenWeb Archives
- Names: AAKEBERG ARTHUR J - BRAUN EDWARD A
- Names: BREDAHL HANS - DUNBAR GIFFORD G
- Names: DUNIGAN CHARLOTTE C - GUSTAFSON STANLEY E
- Names: GVORA JOHN G - JOHNSON WILLIAM M
- Names: JOHNSTAD HAROLD S - LINDQUIST THEODORE J
- Names: LINN VERNON V - NAJT CHARLES
- Names: NARWOOD AXEL W - POLLOCK ROBERT M
- Names: POTOSKY JOE G - SMILANICH ELI
- Names: SMITH BENJAMIN W - VERVILLE GLENN G
Naturalization and Citizenship
- Obituaries for the Douglas County area WIGenWeb Project
- 1800 – 1987 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987 at Ancestry.com — images and index $
- 1848 – 1948 Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948 at FamilySearch — images
Archives, Libraries and Museums
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.
Gordon-Wascott Historical Society and Museum
Old-Brule Heritage Society, Inc
Solon Springs Historical Society
Twin Ports Genealogical Society
- 1826 - 1926 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1820 - 1907 Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1826 - 1908 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1836 - 1930 Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1973 - 1997 Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1973 - 1997 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997 at Ancestry.com — index/images $
- 1867 - 1907 Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1835 - 1968 Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1820 - 1907 Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1959 - 1997 Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997 at FamilySearch.org — index
- Douglas County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Douglas County WIGenWeb Project
- Douglas County USGenWeb Archives
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Douglas County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).