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Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records, 1850-2007
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Oconto and Shawano, Wisconsin, 
United States
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Location of Oconto and Shawano County, Wisconsin
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Record Description
Record Type Library
Collection years 1850-2007
FamilySearch Resources
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Family History Library, Clinton


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of miscellaneous records which cover the years 1850 to 2007 from the Shawano Wisconsin Family History Center. The collection includes the following:

  • Partial obituary index of original obituaries (1850-2007)
  • Land plat books (1898-1905)
  • Index to the 1910 US Census for Shawano County

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records, 1850-2007.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

County

  • Name of primary individual
  • Date and place of event
  • Age, gender, occupation and residence
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of relatives or friends
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents: When written; when recorded

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date to find 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

Known Issues With This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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Image Citation:
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