Green Lake County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Green Lake County

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


Green Lake County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Green Lake County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded March 5, 1858
County Seat Green Lake
Green Lake Wisconsin Courthouse.jpg
Address Green Lake County Courthouse
PO Box 3188
Green Lake, WI 54941
Phone. 920.294.4005

County Information

Green Lake County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1864 1858 1860 1843 1853

County Courthouse

Green Lake County Courthouse
PO Box 3188
Green Lake, WI 54941
Phone. 920.294.4005

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1876, marriage and land records from 1852 and military discharge records from 1945;
Clerk of Courts has divorce and court records;
Register in Probate has probate records[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1858--Green Lake was created 5 March 1858 from Marquette County.  County seat: Green Lake [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

Columbia  • Dodge  • Fond du Lac  • Marquette  • Waushara  • Winnebago


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.


Territorial Census
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

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Green Lake 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 Lake County.

- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company C
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I
- 13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company G with men from Spring Grove found in Green County and Green Lake County
World War I

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.


Berlin Area Historical Society
PO Box 21
Berlin, WI 54923-0021
Telephone: 920-361-4343

Dartford Historical Society
501 Mill St
Green Lake, WI 54941
Telephone: 920-294-6194

Markesan Historical Society
PO Box 264
Markesan, WI 53946
Telephone: 920-398-3554

Princeton Historical Society
321 Harvard St
Princeton, WI 54968
Telephone: 920-295-6949


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Green Lake County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).