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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Sheboygan County'''  
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}}<br>Guide to '''Sheboygan 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Sheboygan County
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = March 11
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| seat = [[Sheboygan, Wisconsin|Sheboygan]]
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| building address = Sheboygan County Courthouse<br>615 N 6th Street<br>Sheboygan, WI 53081<br>Phone: 920.459.3003 <br>[http://www.sheboygancounty.com/ Sheboygan County Website] }}  
  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
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==== Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====  
  
[http://www.co.sheboygan.wi.us Sheboygan County Courthouse]<br>615 N 6th Street<br>Sheboygan, WI 53081<br>Phone: 920.459.3003 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and <br>land records from 1872; County Courth has divorce,<br>court and naturalization records form 1850; Register in <br>Probate had probate records records form 1850 <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 St Croix Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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" | [[#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" |1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1835
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.sheboygancounty.com/ Sheboygan County Courthouse]<br>615 N 6th Street<br>Sheboygan, WI 53081<br>Phone: 920.459.3003 <br><br>
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[http://www.sheboygancounty.com/government/departments-r-z/register-of-deeds Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1872; <br>
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[http://www.sheboygancounty.com/government/departments/clerk-of-circuit-courts Clerk of Circuit Courts] has divorce, court and naturalization records form 1850; <br>
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Register in Probate has probate records records form 1850 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 St Croix Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1836--Sheboygan&nbsp;County was&nbsp;created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from[[Brown County, Wisconsin|Brown]] County.&nbsp;County seat: Sheboygan <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1836--Sheboygan&nbsp;County was&nbsp;created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from[[Brown County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Brown]] County.&nbsp;County seat: Sheboygan <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 Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|230px]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Calumet County, Wisconsin|Calumet]]  
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[[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]] {{•}} [[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Fond du Lac]] {{•}} [[Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Manitowoc]] {{•}} [[Ozaukee County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Ozaukee]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Washington]]
*[[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin|Fond du Lac]]  
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*[[Manitowoc County, Wisconsin|Manitowoc]]  
 
*[[Ozaukee County, Wisconsin|Ozaukee]]  
 
*[[Washington County, Wisconsin|Washington]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/WI/Sheboygan_County Lists of Cemeteries] -- Histopolis
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3051 List of Cemeteries] -- findagrave
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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=3051&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3051 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/sheboygan.html WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sheboygan+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=Sheboygan&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/sheboygan.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23162&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=68&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/Cemeteries/US/WI/Sheboygan_County Cemeteries of Sheboygan County] -- Histopolis 
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=51&countyId=3051 Map of Cemeteries] -- findagrave
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=51&countyId=3051 Map of Cemeteries] -- findagrave
 
Individual cemeteries:
 
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=115016 Farmin Cemetery, Sheboygan Falls] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=130472 Saron Cemetery, Sheboygan Falls] BillionGraves
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== 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.
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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===== Germans  =====
 
===== Germans  =====
  
Volga Germans had many&nbsp;settlements in Sheboygan 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/sheboygan.cfm The Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University] includes information on many colonies where the Volga German immigrants came from, as well as some surnames of immigrants who settled in and around Sheboygan.
 
 
Archives, Libraries, and Museums<br>Biographies<br>Church Records<br>Cemetery Records<br>Court Records<br>Histories<br>Immigration/emigration/migration<br>Maps<br>Newspapers<br>Societies
 
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.SheRandall An illustrated historical atlas of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin] (1875)  
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.SheRandall An illustrated historical atlas of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin] (1875)  
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.SheJoerns Illustrated historical atlas of Sheboygan County] (1902)  
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.SheJoerns Illustrated historical atlas of Sheboygan County] (1902)  
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.SheDono1916 Atlas of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin] (1916)[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.IndexVol1 digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx]
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*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.SheDono1916 Atlas of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin] (1916)
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.SheDono1920 Atlas of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin] (1920)
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.SheDono1920 Atlas of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin] (1920)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== 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 Sheboygan County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wisheboy/SheboyganTownshipColor.jpg Simple Map of Sheboygan County Townships]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wisheboy/SheboyganTownshipColor.jpg Simple Map of Sheboygan County Townships]  
*[http://www.dot.state.wi.us/travel/maps/docs/counties/sheboygan.pdf Download PDF Map of Sheboygan County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Wisconsin DOT, shows roads and townships.
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*[http://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/travel/road/hwy-maps/county-maps/sheboygan.pdf Download PDF Map of Sheboygan County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Wisconsin DOT, shows roads and townships.
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
  
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Civil War service men from Sheboygan 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 Sheboygan County. <br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies B and F
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[9th_Regiment,_Wisconsin_Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized]], Company A
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=====World War I=====
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.ShePartWar Sheboygan's part in the world war] (1919)
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.ShePartWar Sheboygan's part in the world war] (1919)
  
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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  ====
 
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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}}
 
*[[Sheboygan Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
*[[Sheboygan Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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'''Sheboygan County Historical Society'''<br>3110 Erie Ave<br> Sheboygan, WI 53081<br>Telephone: 920-458-4403<br>[http://www.sheboygancounty.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Sheboygan County Genealogical Society''' <br>518 Water St<br> Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085<br><br>
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'''Sheboygan County Historical Research Center'''<br>504 Broadway<br>Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085<br>Telephone: 920-467-4667<br>[http://www.schrc.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin'''<br> Milwaukee, Division of Archives and Special Collections<br>Golda Meir Library, Room W250<br> PO Box 604<br> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee<br> Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604<br>Telephone: 414-229-5402<br>
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[http://uwm.edu/libraries/archives/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Plymouth Genealogical Society'''<br>317 E Main St<br>Plymouth, WI 530673<br><br>
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'''Plymouth Historical Society'''<br> 405 Collins St<br> Plymouth, WI 53073<br>Telephone: 920-892-6228<br>[http://plymouthhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
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'''Random Lake Area Historical Society'''<br>78 Butler Street<br>Random Lake, WI, 53075<br>Telephone: 920-994-4682<br>E-mail:[mailto:jcarman@execpc.com jcarman@execpc.com]<br><br>
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'''Kiel Area Historical Society'''<br>N9654 Anderson Ct.<br>Elkhart Lake, WI 53020<br>Telephone: 920-894-2085<br>E-mail:[mailto:secretary@kielwi.org secretary@kielwi.org]<br><br>
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sheboygan/11.htm Vital Records Indexes] -&nbsp; Rootsweb Freepages
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sheboygan/11.htm Vital Records Indexes] -&nbsp; Rootsweb Freepages
  
===== Birth  =====
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===== Birth Records =====
  
 
In the Wisconsin birth index Sheboygan County births are listed as St Croix.  
 
In the Wisconsin birth index Sheboygan County births are listed as St Croix.  
  
===== Marriage  =====
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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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*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
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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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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Sheboygan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/sheboygan-county/ Sheboygan 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+Sheboygan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wisheboy/ Wis Gen Web Sheboygan County]<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wisheboy/ Wis Gen Web Sheboygan County]<br>  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/sheboygan/she.htm Wis Gen Web Archives Sheboygan County]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/sheboygan/she.htm Wis Gen Web Archives Sheboygan County]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WI/Sheboygan/ Sheboygan County Links]&nbsp; -- linkpendium  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WI/Sheboygan/ Sheboygan County Links]&nbsp; -- linkpendium  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/wi.htm Sheboygan County Links] -- Cyndi's List&nbsp; -- Search for or scroll down to "Sheboygan"  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/wi.htm Sheboygan County Links] -- Cyndi's List&nbsp; -- Search for or scroll down to "Sheboygan"  
*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/roots/live.mv?xc=RootsDocumentbyGEO&xo=dirgeo&gc=USA%7CWI%7CWaukesha&xz=earth Sheboygan County Links]&nbsp; -- Live Roots  
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*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/roots/live.mv?xc=RootsDocumentbyGEO&xo=dirgeo&gc=USA%7CWI%7CSheboygan&xz=earth Sheboygan County Links]&nbsp; -- Live Roots  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/sheboygan/ Sheboygan County Links]&nbsp; -- Genealogy Trails  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/sheboygan/ Sheboygan County Links]&nbsp; -- Genealogy Trails  
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/WI/Sheboygan_County Sheboygan County Links]&nbsp; -- Histopolis&nbsp; -- Nice Cemetery Listing
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/WI/Sheboygan_County Sheboygan County Links]&nbsp; -- Histopolis&nbsp; -- Nice Cemetery Listing
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Latest revision as of 18:21, 3 October 2017

United States
Wisconsin
Sheboygan County

Guide to Sheboygan 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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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sheboygan County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1848
County Seat Sheboygan
Courthouse
Address Sheboygan County Courthouse
615 N 6th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920.459.3003
Sheboygan County Website


County Information

Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1848 1852 1840 1835 1860


County Courthouse

Sheboygan County Courthouse
615 N 6th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920.459.3003

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1872;
Clerk of Circuit Courts has divorce, court and naturalization records form 1850;
Register in Probate has probate records records form 1850 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1836--Sheboygan County was created 7 December 1836 fromBrown County. County seat: Sheboygan [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

Calumet  • Fond du Lac  • Manitowoc  • Ozaukee  • Washington


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 Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

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.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Dutch
Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Sheboygan 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 Sheboygan County.

- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies B and F
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company A
World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Sheboygan Press  -- $ ancestry.com requires subscription
  • Various -- Sheboygan Press Telegram,The Sheboygan Daily Press. Daily Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) , The Sheboygan Mercury -- $ ancestry.com requires subscription

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

Sheboygan County Historical Society
3110 Erie Ave
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Telephone: 920-458-4403
Website

Sheboygan County Genealogical Society
518 Water St
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Sheboygan County Historical Research Center
504 Broadway
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
Telephone: 920-467-4667
Website

Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Division of Archives and Special Collections
Golda Meir Library, Room W250
PO Box 604
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604
Telephone: 414-229-5402
Website

Plymouth Genealogical Society
317 E Main St
Plymouth, WI 530673

Plymouth Historical Society
405 Collins St
Plymouth, WI 53073
Telephone: 920-892-6228
Website

Random Lake Area Historical Society
78 Butler Street
Random Lake, WI, 53075
Telephone: 920-994-4682
E-mail:jcarman@execpc.com

Kiel Area Historical Society
N9654 Anderson Ct.
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
Telephone: 920-894-2085
E-mail:secretary@kielwi.org

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records

In the Wisconsin birth index Sheboygan County births are listed as St Croix.

Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

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