Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Wisconsin, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Library
Collection years 1850-2007
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What Is in the Collection?

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

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?

Depending on the record type, they may include:

  • 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

Sample Image

How Do I Search the 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 name of a parent or date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Volume, and Year 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.


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What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who 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. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Wisconsin, United States Genealogy.
  • For Shawano County, search in this FamilySearch Library Catalog
  • For Oconto County, search in this FamilySearch Library Catalog

Known Issues With This Collection

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Wisconsin, Shawano and Oconto Counties, Indexes and Records, 1850-2007." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Family History Library, Clinton.
Image Citation:
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