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Guide to '''Douglas County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military rec
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Douglas County
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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = February 9
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| seat = [[Superior, Wisconsin|Superior]]
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| building address = [http://www.douglascountywi.org/ Douglas County Courthouse]<br>1313 Belknap Street<br>Superior, WI 54880-2769 <br>Phone: 715.395.1341 <br> }}
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== County Information ==
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==== Douglas County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1861
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1854
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.douglascountywi.org/ Douglas County Courthouse]<br>1313 Belknap Street<br>Superior, WI 54880-2769 <br>Phone: 715.395.1341 <br>
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[http://www.douglascountywi.org/ Douglas County Courthouse]<br>1313 Belknap Street<br>Superior, WI 54880-2769 <br>Phone: 715.395.1341 <br>  
 
 
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records from 1878<br>and land records; Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records<br>from 1878 <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Douglas County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
  
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[http://www.douglascountywi.org/index.aspx?nid=379 Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage and death records from 1878 and land records;<br>
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[http://www.douglascountywi.org/index.aspx?nid=170 Clerk of Courts] has divorce, probate and court records<br>from 1878 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Douglas County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1854--Douglas County was created 9 February 1854&nbsp;from La Pointe County.&nbsp;&nbsp;County seat:&nbsp;Superior <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1854--Douglas County was created 9 February 1854&nbsp;from La Pointe County.&nbsp;&nbsp;County seat:&nbsp;Superior <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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[[Image:{{WI Douglas County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bayfield County, Wisconsin|Bayfield]]  
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[[Bayfield County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Bayfield]] {{•}} [[Burnett County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Burnett]] {{•}} [[Carlton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carlton County, Minnesota]] {{•}} [[Pine County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pine County, Minnesota]] {{•}} [[St. Louis County, Minnesota Genealogy|St. Louis County, Minnesota]] {{•}} [[Sawyer County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Sawyer]] {{•}} [[Washburn County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Washburn]]
*[[Burnett County, Wisconsin|Burnett]]  
 
*[[Carlton County, Minnesota|Carlton County, Minnesota]]  
 
*[[Pine County, Minnesota|Pine County, Minnesota]]  
 
*[[St. Louis County, Minnesota|St. Louis County, Minnesota]]  
 
*[[Sawyer County, Wisconsin|Sawyer]]  
 
*[[Washburn County, Wisconsin|Washburn]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3007&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|555115|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3007 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://wigenweb.org/douglas/cemeteries.htm WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Douglas+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Douglas&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/douglas.html WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/douglas.htm WITombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/douglas.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23118&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=23&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
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*'''1855''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 1855 Wisconsin State Census] This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
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*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 1865 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
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*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
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=====Federal Census=====
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*'''1870''' -  [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/census/1870/ Index of Douglas County, 1870 Federal Census] USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1880''' -  [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/census/1880/ed215/ Index of Douglas County, 1880 Federal Census] USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1930''' -  [ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/wi/douglas/1930/ Index of Douglas County, 1930 Federal Census] WIGenWeb Project
  
1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable index to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443825 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.
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
1885 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable index to the 1885 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443713 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.
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===== Lutheran  =====
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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:*Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Superior, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/douglas/history.htm History of the Douglas County Area] with links. WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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*Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Douglas County -  USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/land/doug-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/land/doug-d-g.txt Surnames D-G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/land/doug-h-k.txt Surnames H-K]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/land/doug-l-o.txt Surnames L-O]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/land/doug-p-s.txt Surnames P-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/land/doug-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from Douglas 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 Douglas County. <br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company E <br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/1883/dougpens.txt 1883 list of Pensioners or dependents, Douglas Co.] USGenWeb Archives
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=====World War I=====
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/wisconsin/wisconsin-gold-star-list-douglas-county.htm Wisconsin Gold Star List, Douglas County] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu402gmt.txt Douglas County WI Archives Military Records, Army Casualties, WWI - Rosters] USGenWeb Archives
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=====World War II=====
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/world-war-2-casualties.htm World War II Casualties] Databases. Acess Genealogy
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*Army Enlistees, Douglas County - USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees01.txt Names: AAKEBERG ARTHUR J - BRAUN EDWARD A]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees02.txt Names: BREDAHL HANS - DUNBAR GIFFORD G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees03.txt Names: DUNIGAN CHARLOTTE C - GUSTAFSON STANLEY E]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees04.txt Names: GVORA JOHN G - JOHNSON WILLIAM M]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees05.txt Names: JOHNSTAD HAROLD S - LINDQUIST THEODORE J]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees06.txt Names: LINN VERNON V - NAJT CHARLES]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees07.txt Names: NARWOOD AXEL W - POLLOCK ROBERT M]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees08.txt Names: POTOSKY JOE G - SMILANICH ELI]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas/military/ww2/enlistments/douglas-ww2enlistees09.txt Names: SMITH BENJAMIN W - VERVILLE GLENN G]
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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*[http://wigenweb.org/douglas/obits.htm Obituaries for the Douglas County area] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images and index $
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*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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'''Douglas County Historical Society'''<br>1011 John Ave<br>Superior, Wisconsin 54880<br>Telephone: 715-392-8449<br>[http://douglashistory.org/ Website]<br>[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/localhistory/directory/viewsociety.asp?id=129 Website]<br><br>
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'''Gordon-Wascott Historical Society and Museum'''<br>9672E Hwy Y<br>Gordon, WI 54838<br>Telephone: 715-376-4249<br>E-mail:[mailto:deadskunk@centurytel.net deadskunk@centurytel.net] <br><br>
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'''Old-Brule Heritage Society, Inc'''<br>PO Box 24<br>Maple, WI 5485<br>[http://www.oldbrule.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Solon Springs Historical Society'''<br>10732 S Rocky Hill Rd<br>Solon Springs, WI 54873<br>Telephone: 715-378-4296<br><br>
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'''Twin Ports Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 16895<br>Duluth, MI 55816-0895<br>[https://sites.google.com/site/duluthfamilyhistory/home Website]<br>
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1826 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
===== Divorce  =====
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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Death Records =====
  
===== Death =====
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*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Douglas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/douglas-county/ Douglas County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Douglas|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://wigenweb.org/douglas/ Douglas County WIGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/douglas.htm Douglas County USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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United States
Wisconsin
Douglas County

Guide to Douglas County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military rec


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Douglas County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 9, 1854
County Seat Superior
Courthouse
Address Douglas County Courthouse
1313 Belknap Street
Superior, WI 54880-2769
Phone: 715.395.1341


WI Douglas.png

County Information

Douglas County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1861 1854 1860 1854 1856

County Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse
1313 Belknap Street
Superior, WI 54880-2769
Phone: 715.395.1341

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records from 1878 and land records;
Clerk of Courts has divorce, probate and court records
from 1878 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1854--Douglas County was created 9 February 1854 from La Pointe County.  County seat: Superior [2]

Boundary Changes

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.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

WI DOUGLAS.JPG

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bayfield  • Burnett  • Carlton County, Minnesota  • Pine County, Minnesota  • St. Louis County, Minnesota  • Sawyer  • Washburn

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census
  • 1855 - 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 - 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. Search indexed census.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
Federal Census

Church History and Records

Lutheran
  • Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Superior, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

  • Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Douglas County - USGenWeb Archives

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Douglas 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 Douglas County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company E


World War I
World War II
  • Army Enlistees, Douglas County - USGenWeb Archives

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
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.

Societies

Douglas County Historical Society
1011 John Ave
Superior, Wisconsin 54880
Telephone: 715-392-8449
Website
Website

Gordon-Wascott Historical Society and Museum
9672E Hwy Y
Gordon, WI 54838
Telephone: 715-376-4249
E-mail:deadskunk@centurytel.net

Old-Brule Heritage Society, Inc
PO Box 24
Maple, WI 5485
Website

Solon Springs Historical Society
10732 S Rocky Hill Rd
Solon Springs, WI 54873
Telephone: 715-378-4296

Twin Ports Genealogical Society
PO Box 16895
Duluth, MI 55816-0895
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Douglas County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).