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Outagamie County

Guide to Outagamie 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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Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded information needed
County Seat Appleton
Courthouse


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County Information

Outagamie County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1856 1852 1860 1851 1853

County Courthouse

Outagamie County Courthouse
410 S Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: 920.832.5077

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death records from 1852;
Clerk of Circuit Courts has divorce; court records from 1855;
Register in Probate has probate records from 1855[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1851--Outagamie County was created 17 February 1851 fromBrown and Winnebago Counties.
County seat: Appleton [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  • Calumet  • Shawano  • Waupaca  • Winnebago

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 Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
WITombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

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.

Church History and Records

Court Records 

Circuit, County, and Municipal Court case files from 1852-1981 are held 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
Facebook
Circuit Court Case Lookup form $

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Outgamie County (USGenWeb Archives)

Surnames A-C
Surnames D-G
Surnames H-K
Surnames L-O
Surnames P-S
Surnames T-Z

Tax Rolls from 1855-1980 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
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Outagamie 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 Outagamie County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies G and M
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company I
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company E
World War I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship 

Declarations of Intention and Naturalization records from 1852-1963 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
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook
Online Index Search form

Newspapers

Obituaries

  • Appleton Public Library Obituary Index - Partial index to obituaries and death notices published in Appleton newspapers. There are complete records for 1853-71; 1874; 1920-22; 1939-42; 1944; 1948-52; 1958-1960; 1970; 1980; 1981; 1992-94, and January 1, 2001 to December 6, 2011. Some records from 1848; 1875; 1889; 1899; 1923; 1930; 1945; 1954; 1957; 1969; 1971-73; 1981; 1982; 1987; and 1991 have been indexed.
  • Outgamie County Obituaries USGenWeb Archives

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Case files from 1853-1958 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
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook
Online Search form

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at: Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records (FamilySearch Historical 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

Outagamie County Historical Society
330 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
Telephone: 920-735-9370
Website

UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Telephone: 920 465-2539
E-mail:archives@uwgb.edu
website

Fox Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 1592
Appleton, WI 54913
Website

Seymour Community Historical Society
P. O. Box 237
133 Depot St
Seymour, WI 54165
Telephone: 920-833-9835
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

 Pre-1907 birth, marriage, and death registrations are available on microfilm 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
Facebook
Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms $

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Wiki Pages

Websites

References

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