Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Public Library Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Public Library Records, 1848-1980
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Library
Collection years 1848-1980
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of images to card files from the Fond du Lac Public Library. The records cover the years 1848 to 1980 and include the following:

  • Cemetery file (1900-1980)
  • Marriage application file (1899-1930)
  • Divorce file (1848-1950)

County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed. Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Public Library Records, 1848-1980.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name and age of groom
  • Groom's residence and occupation
  • Names of groom's parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Name and age of bride
  • Bride's current residence
  • Name of bride's parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Date and place of marriage


  • Names of divorcing couple
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names and/or number of children involved
  • Date divorce was granted
  • Volume and page number where recorded


  • Name of deceased person
  • Date of burial
  • Location of grave

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date or location of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Surname Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the names of the parents to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for immigration, military, land and probate records
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Wisconsin.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Public Library Records, 1848-1980." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Fond du Lac Public Library, Fond du Lac.
Image Citation:
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