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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Racine County'''  
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}}<br>Guide to '''Racine 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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| seat = [[Racine, Wisconsin|Racine]]
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| building address = Adams County Courthouse<br>730 Wisconsin Avenue<br>Racine, WI 53403<br>Phone: 262.636.3121 <br>[http://www.racineco.com/ Racine County Courthouse] }}
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== County Information ==
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==== Racine 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" |1877
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1839
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1837
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
  
[http://www.racineco.com/ Racine County Courthouse]<br>730 Wisconsin Avenue<br>Racine, WI 53403<br>Phone: 262.636.3121 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth records from 1876, <br>marriage and land records from 1837, death<br>records from 1853 and veterans records from 1918; <br>Family Court has divorce records from 1940; <br>Probate Court has probate records 1846; <br>Clerk Court has court records from 1970 <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Racine Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.racineco.com/ Racine County Courthouse]<br>730 Wisconsin Avenue<br>Racine, WI 53403<br>Phone: 262.636.3121 <br><br>[http://www.goracine.org/rodlanddescription/index.aspx Register of Deeds] has birth records from 1876, <br>marriage and land records from 1837, death<br>records from 1853 and veterans records from 1918; <br>[http://www.racineco.com/fcc/index.aspx Family Court] has divorce records from 1940; <br>[http://clerkofcircuitcourt.racineco.com/courtdivisions/Probate.aspx Probate Court] has probate records 1846; <br>[http://clerkofcircuitcourt.racineco.com/index.aspx Clerk of Court] has court records from 1970 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Racine Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1836--Racine County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|Milwaukee ]]County.&nbsp; County seat: Racine <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1836--Racine County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Milwaukee ]]County.&nbsp; County seat: Racine <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 Racine County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|250px]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin|Kenosha]]  
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[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Kenosha]] {{•}} [[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Milwaukee]] {{•}} [[Walworth County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Walworth]] {{•}} [[Waukesha County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waukesha]]
*[[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|Milwaukee]]  
 
*[[Walworth County, Wisconsin|Walworth]]  
 
*[[Waukesha County, Wisconsin|Waukesha]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/racine/sketches/sketches.html Biographical Sketches] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/biographies/racine.txt Biographical Sketches of Racine County] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=114762 Caledonia Cemetery, Caledonia] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=116504 West Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Mount Pleasant] 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=3043&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|351918|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=3043 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://wigenweb.org/racine/cemeteries/cemeteries.html WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Racine+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=Racine&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/racine.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/racine.htm WITombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/racine.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://graveyards.com/Wisconsin/Racine Graveyards]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23154&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Racine-County-Cemetery-Records.htm Racine County Cemetery Records] Wisconsin Genealogy
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/racine.html Racine County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*'''1836''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wialhn/census/1836-info.html Entire Wisconsin Territory 1836 Census online]
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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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*'''1775''' - [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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*'''1850, 1900''' - [http://usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/racine.htm USGenWeb Archives]  Link to 1850 Census; Links to 1900 Census by District
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*'''1850''' - [http://wigenweb.org/racine/census.html Mortality Schedule from the 1850 Federal Census, City of Racine, District 1 - Partial] 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.<br>
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==== Church History and Records  ====
 
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*[http://wigenweb.org/racine/churches/churches.html Church History and Records] - Churches of Racine County with links. 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>
 
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Racine
 
*Racine
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Racine, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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===== Germans  =====
 
===== Germans  =====
  
Volga Germans had many&nbsp;settlements in Racine county. To find out more about [http://www.webbitt.com/volga/usa-settle-list.html#wi Volga Germans] click here. This site gives resources to help you with your Volga German research, including a [http://www.webbitt.com/volga/mail-list.html mailing list] to help you communicate with others in the same ethnic group. They have indexed and made searchable over 100,000 names. You can search by name or village name and the search leads you to sites where that name or village can be found.  
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:*[http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/immigration/united_states/wisconsin/racine.cfm The Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University] includes information about the origins of the Volga Germans who settled in the Racine area.
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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*Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Racine County (USGenWeb Archives)
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/land/raci-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/land/raci-d-g.txt Surnames D-G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/land/raci-h-k.txt Surnames H-K]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/land/raci-l-o.txt Surnames L-O]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/land/raci-p-s.txt Surnames P-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/land/raci-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Racine County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/military/natlgrd.txt Racine County National Guard] - lists from 1838 to 1892. USGenWeb Archives
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from Racine 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 Racine County. <br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company G <br>
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:- [[5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]
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:- [[8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/military/rccwdths.txt Racine County Civil War Dead] USGenWeb Archives
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=====Spanish American War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/military/spamwar.txt Racine county - Roster] USGenWeb Archives
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/military/wwdeaths.txt Racine County in the World War; Died in Service, 1917-1919] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Racine-County-Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm Racine County Newspapers] Wisconsin Genealogy
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/racine.htm Specific Racine County Obituaries] - Scroll down on page to Obits. USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Racine-County-Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm Racine County Obituaries] Wisconsin Genealogy
  
 
==== 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
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Racine-County-Probate-Records.htm Racine County Probate Records]
  
 
==== 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  =====
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
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'''Racine Heritage Association'''<br>701 S Main St<br>Racine 53403-1211<br>[http://www.racineheritagemuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Burlington Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 593<br> Burlington, WI 53105-0593<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiburlgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External website]<br><br>
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'''Burlington Historical Society'''<br> 232 N Perkins Blvd<br>Burlington, WI 53105<br>Telephone: 262-767-2884<br>[http://www.burlingtonhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Racine County Historical Society'''<br> 701 S Main St<br>Racine, WI 53403-1211<br>Telephone: 262-636-3926<br>[http://www.racinehistory.com/ Website]<br><br>
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==== 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 $
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*[http://wigenweb.org/racine/births.html Racine County Births] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Racine-County-Birth-Records.htm Racine County Birth Records] Wisconsin Genealogy
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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://wigenweb.org/racine/marriages.html Racine County Marriages] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Racine-County-Marriage-Records.htm Racine County Marriage Records] Wisconsin Genealogy
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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
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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://wigenweb.org/racine/deaths.html Racine County Deaths] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Racine-County-Death-Records.htm Racine County Death Records] Wisconsin Genealogy
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Racine|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/racine-county/ Racine County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://wisconsin-genealogy.com/Racine-County-Genealogy.htm Racine County Genealogy] (Wisconsin Genealogy)<br>
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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+Racine|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Racine-County.htm Racine County Genealogy] (Wisconsin Genealogy)<br>  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/racine/racine.htm Racine County Archives] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://wigenweb.org/racine/ Racine County] WIGenWeb
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Wisconsin|Wisconsin}}  
 
{{Wisconsin|Wisconsin}}  
  
[[Category:Racine_County,_Wisconsin]] [[Category:Wisconsin_counties]]
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Latest revision as of 18:17, 3 October 2017

United States
Wisconsin
Racine County

Guide to Racine 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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Racine County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Racine County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Racine
Courthouse
Address Adams County Courthouse
730 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: 262.636.3121
Racine County Courthouse


County Information

Racine County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1839 1840 1837 1849


County Courthouse

Racine County Courthouse
730 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: 262.636.3121

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1876,
marriage and land records from 1837, death
records from 1853 and veterans records from 1918;
Family Court has divorce records from 1940;
Probate Court has probate records 1846;
Clerk of Court has court records from 1970 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1836--Racine County was created 7 December 1836 from Milwaukee County.  County seat: Racine [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

Kenosha  • Milwaukee  • Walworth  • Waukesha

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.
  • 1775 - 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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Racine
Lutheran
  • Records of United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Racine, 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, Racine County (USGenWeb Archives)

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Racine 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 Racine County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company G
- 5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company E
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
Spanish American War
World War I

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

Racine Heritage Association
701 S Main St
Racine 53403-1211
Website

Burlington Genealogical Society
PO Box 593
Burlington, WI 53105-0593
website

Burlington Historical Society
232 N Perkins Blvd
Burlington, WI 53105
Telephone: 262-767-2884
Website

Racine County Historical Society
701 S Main St
Racine, WI 53403-1211
Telephone: 262-636-3926
Website

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 759 Racine Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).