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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Kenosha County'''  
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Guide to '''Kenosha County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<br>[[Image:WI Kenosha.png|thumb|right|250px]]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kenosha County
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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = January 30
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| seat = [[Kenosha, Wisconsin|Kenosha]]
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| building address = <br>[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/ Kenosha County Courthouse]<br>1010 56th Street<br>Kenosha, WI 53140; <br>Phone. 262.653.2552<br> }}
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== County Information ==
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==== Kenosha 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%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/ Kenosha County Courthouse]<br>1010 56th Street<br>Kenosha, WI 53140; <br>Phone. 262.653.2552<br>  
 
<br>[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/ Kenosha County Courthouse]<br>1010 56th Street<br>Kenosha, WI 53140; <br>Phone. 262.653.2552<br>  
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1900; <br>Register of Deeds has land records; <br>Register in Probate has probate records <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Kenosha County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=137 County Clerk] has marriage records from 1900; <br>[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=522 Register of Deeds] has land records; <br>Register in Probate has probate records <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Kenosha County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/131320?availability=Family%20History%20Library The city of Kenosha and Kenosha County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, porgress, and achievement] Viewable
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1850--Kenosha County was created 30 January 1850&nbsp;from[[Racine County, Wisconsin|Racine]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Kenosha <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1850--Kenosha County was created 30 January 1850&nbsp;from[[Racine County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Racine]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Kenosha <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 Kenosha County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|230px]]
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Lake County, Illinois|Lake County, Illinois]]  
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[[Lake County, Illinois Genealogy|Lake County, Illinois]] {{•}} [[McHenry County, Illinois Genealogy|McHenry County, Illinois]] {{•}} [[Racine County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Racine]] {{•}} [[Walworth County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Walworth]]
*[[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry County, Illinois]]  
 
*[[Racine County, Wisconsin|Racine]]  
 
*[[Walworth County, Wisconsin|Walworth]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/bios/kenosha.txt Miscellaneous Kenosha County Biographies] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=115962 Saint George Cemetery] BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=116344 Sunset Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Kenosha] BillionGraves
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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=3021&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|591106|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=3021 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/cemeteries.htm WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Kenosha+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=Kenosha&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi//kenosha/kenosha.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/kenosha.htm WITombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/kenosha.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://graveyards.com/Wisconsin/Kenosha Graveyards]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23132&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/kenosha.html Kenosha County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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=====State 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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*'''1920''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/census/1920/ 1920 Federal Census, Juneau County] USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1930''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/census/1930/ed030-28/ 1930 Federal Census, Juneau County] USGenWeb Archives
  
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.<br>
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==== Church History and Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/church.htm Kenosha County Churches and Temples] WIGenWeb project
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.<br>
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===== Lutheran  =====
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Salem, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
 
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
  
==== Directories ====
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==== Directories ====
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*[[Kenosha,_Wisconsin#City_Directories| Kenosha, Wisconsin City Directories]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/dir.htm Kenosha County Directories] WIGenWeb project
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County, WI Early History] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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*Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Kenosha County (USGenWeb Archives)
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-d-g.txt Surnames D-G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-h-k.txt Surnames H-K]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-l-o.txt Surnames L-O]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-p-s.txt Surnames P-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== 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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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Military Information] Information about Kenosha County from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. WIGenWeb Project
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from Kenosha 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 Kenosha County. <br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies F and M
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company G <br>
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/1833/kenopens.txt 1883 list ofPensioners or dependents, Kenosha Co., WI] USGenWeb Archives
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu416gmt.txt Kenosha County Army Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
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=====World War II=====
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*Kenosha County Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives)
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli177gmt.txt Surnames Aarts-Burns]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli178gmt.txt Surnames Burtt-Feuker]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli179gmt.txt Surnames Fieldman-Heyden]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli180gmt.txt Surnames Hibbard-Lazar]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli181gmt.txt Surnames Le May-Nauta]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli182gmt.txt Surnames Neau-Quimby]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli183gmt.txt Surnames Radatz-Scyezbe]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli184gmt.txt Surnames Seavert-Thums]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli185gmt.txt Surnames Tijunaitis-Zyskowski]
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Naturalization Records] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== 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  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
*[[Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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'''Kenosha County Historical Society'''<br>6300 3rd Ave<br>Kenosha 53143-5102<br>[http://www.kenoshahistorycenter.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Kenosha County Genealogical Society'''<br>4902 52nd St<br> Kenosha, WI 53142<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/gensoc.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''Kenosha County Historical Society, Kenosha History Center'''<br> 220 51st Place<br> Kenosha, WI 53140<br>Telephone: 262-654-5770<br>[http://www.kenoshahistorycenter.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Western Kenosha Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 232<br>Trevor, WI 53179-0232<br>Telephone: 262-857-7345 <br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/Western-Kenosha-County-Historical-Society-409743809038694/?ref= Facebook]<br><br>
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'''Family History Center'''<br>  Family History Library Holdings<br>Kenosha Wisconsin<br>1444 30th Ave N<br>Kenosha, Wisconsin<br>Telephone: 262-552-7816<br>[http://www.genealoger.com/wisconsin/Counties/kenosha%20county.htm Website]<br>
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Hours: T 9am-12:30pm, 6pm-8:30pm; W, Th 9am-12:30pm<br>Closed: Holidays & last 2 weeks of December<br><br>
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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===== Birth Records  =====
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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 $
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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Birth Records] WIGenWeb Project
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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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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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Marriages] WIGenWeb Project
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===== Divorce Records =====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Divorce =====
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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
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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
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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Death Index] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Kenosha|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/kenosha-county/ Kenosha 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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Latest revision as of 17:14, 3 October 2017

United States
Wisconsin
Kenosha County

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


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Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1850
County Seat Kenosha
Courthouse
Address
Kenosha County Courthouse
1010 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140;
Phone. 262.653.2552



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County Information

Kenosha County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1876 1850 1850 1838 1850

County Courthouse


Kenosha County Courthouse
1010 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140;
Phone. 262.653.2552

County Clerk has marriage records from 1900;
Register of Deeds has land records;
Register in Probate has probate records [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1850--Kenosha County was created 30 January 1850 fromRacine County.  County seat: Kenosha [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

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Lake County, Illinois  • McHenry County, Illinois  • Racine  • Walworth

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
Graveyards
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 the American Lutheran Church, Salem, 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, Kenosha County (USGenWeb Archives)

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Kenosha 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 Kenosha County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies F and M
- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company G
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
World War I
World War II
  • Kenosha County Army Enlistees (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

Kenosha County Historical Society
6300 3rd Ave
Kenosha 53143-5102
Website

Kenosha County Genealogical Society
4902 52nd St
Kenosha, WI 53142
Website

Kenosha County Historical Society, Kenosha History Center
220 51st Place
Kenosha, WI 53140
Telephone: 262-654-5770
Website

Western Kenosha Historical Society
PO Box 232
Trevor, WI 53179-0232
Telephone: 262-857-7345
Facebook

Family History Center
Family History Library Holdings
Kenosha Wisconsin
1444 30th Ave N
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Telephone: 262-552-7816
Website
Hours: T 9am-12:30pm, 6pm-8:30pm; W, Th 9am-12:30pm
Closed: Holidays & last 2 weeks of December

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Kenosha County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).