Racine County, Wisconsin Genealogy
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.
|Racine County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
|Founded||December 7, 1836|
|Address|| Adams County Courthouse|
730 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Racine County Courthouse
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 Historical Facts
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 5.1 Bible Records
- 5.2 Biography
- 5.3 Cemeteries
- 5.4 Census
- 5.5 Church History and Records
- 5.6 Court Records
- 5.7 Crime and Criminals
- 5.8 Directories
- 5.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 5.10 Gazetteers
- 5.11 Genealogy
- 5.12 History
- 5.13 Land and Property
- 5.14 Maps
- 5.15 Migration
- 5.16 Military History and Records
- 5.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 5.18 Newspapers
- 5.19 Obituaries
- 5.20 Periodicals
- 5.21 Probate Records
- 5.22 Repositories
- 5.23 Societies
- 5.24 Taxation
- 5.25 Vital Records
- 5.26 Voting Registers
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
Racine County, Wisconsin Record Dates
Racine County Courthouse
730 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
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 
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.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / Localities
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.|
- Racine County Cemetery Records Wisconsin Genealogy
- Racine County Tombstone Photograph Pages USGenWeb Archives
- 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.
- 1850, 1900 - USGenWeb Archives Link to 1850 Census; Links to 1900 Census by District
- 1850 - Mortality Schedule from the 1850 Federal Census, City of Racine, District 1 - Partial WIGenWeb project
Church History and Records
- Church History and Records - Churches of Racine County with links. WIGenWeb project
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Records of United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Racine, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Crime and Criminals
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- The Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University includes information about the origins of the Volga Germans who settled in the Racine area.
Land and Property
- Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Racine County (USGenWeb Archives)
- Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin
- Family Maps of Racine County, Wisconsin (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
Military History and Records
- Racine County National Guard - lists from 1838 to 1892. USGenWeb Archives
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
- Racine County Civil War Dead USGenWeb Archives
Spanish American War
- Racine county - Roster USGenWeb Archives
World War I
- Racine County in the World War; Died in Service, 1917-1919 USGenWeb Archives
Naturalization and Citizenship
- Racine County Newspapers Wisconsin Genealogy
- Specific Racine County Obituaries - Scroll down on page to Obits. USGenWeb Archives
- Racine County Obituaries Wisconsin Genealogy
- 1800 – 1987 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987 at Ancestry.com — images and index $
- 1848 – 1948 Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948 at FamilySearch — images
- Racine County Probate Records
Archives, Libraries and Museums
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.
Racine Heritage Association
Burlington Genealogical Society
Burlington Historical Society
Racine County Historical Society
- 1826 - 1926 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1820 - 1907 Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1826 - 1908 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908 at Ancestry.com — index $
- Racine County Births WIGenWeb project
- Racine County Birth Records Wisconsin Genealogy
- 1836 - 1930 Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1973 - 1997 Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1973 - 1997 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997 at Ancestry.com — index/images $
- Racine County Marriages WIGenWeb project
- Racine County Marriage Records Wisconsin Genealogy
- 1867 - 1907 Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1835 - 1968 Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1820 - 1907 Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1959 - 1997 Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997 at FamilySearch.org — index
- Racine County Deaths WIGenWeb project
- Racine County Death Records Wisconsin Genealogy
- Racine County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Racine County Genealogy (Wisconsin Genealogy)
- Racine County Archives USGenWeb Archives
- Racine County WIGenWeb
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Racine Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).