Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Kewaunee County

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


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County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 16, 1852
County Seat Kewaunee
Courthouse
Address
Kewaunee County Courthouse
613 Dodge Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216
Phone: 920.388.7133



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County Information

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1861 1859 1860 1856 1859

County Courthouse


Kewaunee County Courthouse
613 Dodge Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216
Phone: 920.388.7133

Register of Deeds has birth and land records from 1873,
marriage and death records from 1874;
Register in Probate has probate records from 1867 [1]


Historical Facts

Parent County

1852--Kewaunee County was created 16 April 1852 fromDoor County.  County seat: Kewaunee [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 MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Brown  • Door  • Manitowoc

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

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

Census

State Census
Federal Census

Church History and Records

Court Records 

Records 1858-1950 are housed at:


Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
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Name Searchable Index   

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property 

Tax Rolls, 1852-1985 are housed at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
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Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Kewaunee 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 Kewaunee County.

- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company E
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company E

Naturalization and Citizenship 

Records 1850-1950 are housed at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
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Citizenship Record Request form

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, naturalization records, 1850-1948 Viewable

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums 

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook

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.

Societies

Kewaunee County Historical Society
219 Steele Street
Algoma, WI 54201
Telephone: 920-487-2516
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

Pre-1907 Birth, Death, and Marriage registrations available at:

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

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