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Winnebago County

Guide to Winnebago 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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Winnebago County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Winnebago County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 6 January, 1840
County Seat Oshkosh, WI
Courthouse
Address Winnebago County Courthouse
415 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920.236.4888
Winnebago County Courthouse


County Information

Winnebago County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1876 1848 1840 1837 1838

County Courthouse

Winnebago County Courthouse
415 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920.236.4888


Register of Deeds has birth and land records from 1861,
marriage records from 1870 and death records;
Register in Probate has probate records [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1840--Winnebago County was created 6 January 1840 from Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, andMarquette Counties.
County seat: Oshkosh [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

Calumet  • Fond du Lac  • Green Lake  • Outagamie  • Waupaca  • Waushara

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
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Oshkosh
Lutheran

Oshkosh

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Oshkosh, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Winnebago County

  • Records of the Lutheran Church, Winnebago County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, Neenah

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Winnebago County

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Winnebago 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 Winnebago County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies D and E.
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies A and B.
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Companies E and K
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
- 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C (These men were from the town of Menasha. There is a town of Menasha in both Winnebago and Calumet Counties.)
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
World War I
World War II

Winnebago County WWII Enlistees - Entry lists date and place of enlistment.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituary

  • Appleton Public Library Obituary Index which is located on the Fox River located in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Counties. A partial index to obituaries and death notices published in Appleton newspapers. Currently, records are available for the following time periods. 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.

  • Winnebago County Obituaries, A-H USGenWeb Archives
  • Winnebago County Obituaries, I-Q USGenWeb Archives
  • Winnebago County Obituaries, R-Z USGenWeb Archives

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Area Research Center
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-1234

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

Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society
234 Church Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Telephone: 920-426-4081
Website

Hmong Cultural and Historical Society
502 Waugoo Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Telephone: 920-426-4953
Facebook

Menasha Historical Society
233 Sunset Dr
Menasha, WI 54952
Telehone: 920-722-8969
Website

Neenah Historical Society
PO Box 343
Neenah, WI 54957-0343
Telephone: 920-729-0244
Website

Omro Area Historical Society
PO Box 133
Omro, WI 54963
Telephone: 920-685-6123
Website

Winchester Area Historical Society
PO Box 84
Larsen, WI 54947
Telephone: 920-836-3363
Facebook

Winnebagoland Genealogical Society
106 Washington Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901-4985
Website

Winneconne Historical Society
PO Box 262
Winneconne, WI 54986
Telephone:920-582-7887
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Winnegago, Wisconsin.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).