Green County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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


Green County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Green County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded December 8, 1836
County Seat Monroe
Green County Wisconsin Courthouse.jpg
Address Green County Courthouse
1016 16th Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566-2098
Phone. 608.328.9430

County Information

Green County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1862 1838 1840 1836 1850

County Courthouse

Green County Courthouse
1016 16th Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566-2098
Phone. 608.328.9430

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1907,
marrage records from 1846, death records from 1878
and land records;
Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce and Court records
County Judge
has probate records [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1836--Green County was created 8 December 1836 from Iowa County. County seat: Monroe [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dane  • Iowa  • Lafayette  • Rock  • Stephenson County, Illinois  • Winnebago County, Illinois


Bible Records



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


State Census
  • 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.
Federal Census

Church History and Records

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property

  • Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Green County (USGenWeb Archives)



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Green 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 Green County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company K
- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company I
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company I
- 5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company H
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies F and K
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company B
- 13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company E and Company G with men from Spring Grove, found in Green County and Green Lake County
World War I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship




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.


Green County Genealogical Society
PO Box 313
Monroe, WI 53566

Green County Historical Society
1503 – 6th St
Monroe, WI 53566

Green County Genealogical Society Inc
925 16th Ave
Monroe, WI 53566
Telephone: 608-921-1537

Albany Historical Society
PO Box 464
Albany, WI 53502
Telephone: 608-862-3423

Brodhead Historical Society
PO Box 33
Brodhead, WI 53520
Telephone: 608-897-2635

Monticello Area Historical Society
W3903 Gilbertson Rd
Monticello, WI 53570
Telephone: 608-938-4442

New Glarus Historical Society
PO Box 745
New Glarus, WI 53574


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



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