Dane County, Wisconsin Genealogy
Guide to Dane County Wisconsin genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Dane County, Wisconsin|
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
|Founded||December 7, 1836|
|Address|| Dane County Courthouse|
210 Martin Luther King Blvd
Madison, WI 53709
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Historical Facts
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Bible Records
- 4.2 Biography
- 4.3 Cemeteries
- 4.4 Census
- 4.5 Church History and Records
- 4.6 Court Records
- 4.7 Crime and Criminals
- 4.8 Directories
- 4.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 4.10 Gazetteers
- 4.11 Genealogy
- 4.12 History
- 4.13 Land and Property
- 4.14 Maps
- 4.15 Migration
- 4.16 Military History and Records
- 4.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 4.18 Newspapers
- 4.19 Obituaries
- 4.20 Periodicals
- 4.21 Probate Records
- 4.22 Repositories
- 4.23 Societies
- 4.24 Taxation
- 4.25 Vital Records
- 4.26 Voting Registers
- 5 Web Sites
- 6 References
Dane County Courthouse
210 Martin Luther King Blvd
Madison, WI 53709
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, land and military records;
Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records 
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.
For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses
Places / Localities
- Dane County, Wisconsin Cemetery records (interment.net)
- Dane County cemeteries (graveyards.com)
- Dane County cemetery list (findagrave.com)
1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed searchable images to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
1885 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed searchable images to the 1885 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
Church History and Records
- Records of Black Earth Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
- Records of the American Lutheran Church, De Forest, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
First Lutheran Church, Stoughton
- Records of the First Lutheran Church, Stoughton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Horeb
- Records of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Horeb, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Madison Norwegian Lutheran Church
- Records of Madison Norwegian Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
- Records of Roxbury Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton
- Records of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Zion Lutheran Church, Madison
- Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Madison, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Crime and Criminals
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
- Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin
- Family Maps of Dane County, Wisconsin (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
Military History and Records
Civil War service men from Dane 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 Dane County.
- - 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company G
- - 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company F
- - 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies A, B, D, F, H, L and M
- - 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company G (Men were listed in the Roster as being from the city of Albion, which could have been from the counties of Dane, Trempealeau or Jackson.)
- - 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies A and D
- - 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies E, H and K
Naturalization and Citizenship
- Waunakee Tribune (1896-2006) - available electronically online from the Waunakee Public Library; papers hosted by NewspaperArchive.com.
Archives, Libraries and Museums
Dane County's Administrative offices are located in the joint City-County Building at 210 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., directly south of the State Capitol.
This building houses the Register of Deeds office for the county. It is in this office that both deeds and vital records are filed.
Nearest public parking is approximately 2 blocks east in the city garage.
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.
A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
- Dane County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Dane County Genealogy (Wisconsin Genealogy)
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Dane County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid
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