Menominee County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Menominee County

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


Menominee County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Menominee County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded May 1, 1961
County Seat Keshena
Menominee Indian Tribal Offices Wisconsin.jpg
Address Menominee County Courthouse
PO Box 279
Keshena, WI 54135
Phone: 715.799.3311

County Information

Menominee County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1961 1961 1970 1961 1961

County Courthouse

Menominee County Courthouse
PO Box 279
Keshena, WI 54135
Phone: 715.799.3311

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records;
Register in Probate has probate records (Note: Shawano and Menominee Counties are served by the same register)[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1961--Menominee County was created 1 May 1961 from Oconto and Shawano Counties. County seat: Keshena [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

Langlade  • Oconto  • Shawano


Bible Records



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
WIGenWeb Archives Billion Graves
Billion Graves
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.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Native Americans




Land and Property



Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records

Online Records


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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Green Bay Area Research Center
Cofrin Library
University of Wisconsin
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
(920) 465-2539

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.



Vital Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records are available 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
Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms $

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Menominee County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).