Wisconsin Deaths and Burials (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 Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1835-1968
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1835 to 1968. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records contain the following:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and palce
  • Age at death
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Marital Status

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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
  • Their birth date or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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 information found in the death or burial record to search for an obituary.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, baptism, marriage, court, and land records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members in the 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 of 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 reletives 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.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names.

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 Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
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