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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Winnebago County, Wisconsin|Winnebago County]]''
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}}<br>Guide to '''Winnebago 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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{{Click|Image:WI_ORP.png|Wisconsin Online Genealogy Records}}
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| county = Winnebago County
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| founded year = 1840
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| founded date = 6 January
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| seat = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshkosh,_Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI]
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| building address = Winnebago County Courthouse<br>415 Jackson Street<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920.236.4888<br>[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/ Winnebago County Courthouse]}}
  
Guide to '''Winnebago County Wisconsin genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Information ==
  
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[[Image:WI Winnebago.png|thumb|right|275px]]
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==== Winnebago County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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" |1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1837
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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Winnebago County Courthouse<br>415 Jackson Street<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920.236.4888
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
<br>Register of Deeds has birth and land records from 1861, <br>marriage records from 1870 and death records; Register<br>in Probabte has probate records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Winnegago, Wisconsin.</ref>  
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[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/ Winnebago County Courthouse]<br>415 Jackson Street<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920.236.4888
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<br>[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/register-deeds Register of Deeds] has birth and land records from 1861, <br>marriage records from 1870 and death records; <br>
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[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/probate Register in Probate] has probate records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Winnegago, Wisconsin.</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1840--Winnebago County was created 6 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Brown County, Wisconsin|Brown]], [[Calumet County, Wisconsin|Calumet]], [[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin|Fond du Lac]], and[[Marquette County, Wisconsin|Marquette]] Counties.<br>County seat: Oshkosh <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1840--Winnebago County was created 6 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Brown County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Brown]], [[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]], [[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Fond du Lac]], and[[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] Counties.<br>County seat: Oshkosh <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 Winnebago County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|250px]]
  
 
==== 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]] {{•}} [[Green Lake County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Green Lake]] {{•}} [[Outagamie County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Outagamie]] {{•}} [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waupaca]] {{•}} [[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waushara]]
*[[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin|Fond du Lac]]  
 
*[[Green Lake County, Wisconsin|Green Lake]]  
 
*[[Outagamie County, Wisconsin|Outagamie]]  
 
*[[Waupaca County, Wisconsin|Waupaca]]  
 
*[[Waushara County, Wisconsin|Waushara]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/biographies.htm Winnebago County Biographies] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/biographies.htm Biography Resources for Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
BillionGraves:  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemeteries/OmroJunctionCemetery/115694 Omro Junction Cemetery, Omro]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=115695 Omro Union Cemetery, Omro]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158889 Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh]
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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=3062&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|429808|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=3062 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/cemetery.html WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Winnebago+Wisconsin&qt=advanced&dblist=638 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=Winnebago#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/cemeteries.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/winnebago.htm WITombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/winnebago.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23173&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=61&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/winnebago.html Winnebago County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/census.html Census Resources for Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
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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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*'''1840-1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/census.htm Links to Census Records by Township] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/churches.html List of Churches of Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
 
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
 
*Oshkosh
 
*Oshkosh
  
 
===== Lutheran  =====
 
===== Lutheran  =====
 
 
'''Oshkosh'''
 
'''Oshkosh'''
  
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:*Records of the Lutheran Church, Winnebago County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
:*Records of the Lutheran Church, Winnebago County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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=====Presbyterian=====
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'''First Presbyterian Church, Neenah'''
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/church.htm Church Records] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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'''Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Winnebago County'''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-a-c.txt Surnames A-C] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-d-g.txt Surnames D-G] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-h-k.txt Surnames H-K] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-l-o.txt Surnames L-O] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-p-s.txt Surnames P-S] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
==== Military History and Records  ====
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==== Military History and Records ====
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===== Civil War =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/history/civilwar/civilwar.htm Winnebago County in the Civil War] as taken from the Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 WIGenWeb project
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Civil War service men from Winnebago 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 Winnebago County. <br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies D and E.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies A and B.
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:- [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/5th_Regiment,_Wisconsin_Infantry, 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized], Companies E and K
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C (These men were from the town of Menasha. There is a town of Menasha in both Winnebago and [[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]] Counties.)
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:- [[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company K
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:- [[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/history/wwi.htm Winneconne and Vicinity, Boys in U.S. Service] as listed in the Winneconne Local, October 24, 1918. WIGenWeb project
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=====World War II=====
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'''Winnebago County WWII Enlistees''' - Entry lists date and place of enlistment.
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees01.txt Names ABRAHAM CURTIS J - BYRHOLDT CHESTER H] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees02.txt Names CABELKA EDWARD - FIERKE WILLIAM J] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees03.txt Names FINCH HAROLD E - HOKS GLEN A] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees04.txt Names HOLDREN EDWARD J - LANSING ROBERT J] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees05.txt Names LARSEN ROBERT P - NELSON ROY A] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees06.txt Names NEMITZ EARL W - RICHTER RUDOLPH R] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees07.txt Names RIEDHAUSER RICHARD F - SPORE JACK L] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees08.txt Names SPRAGUE KENNETH R - WAHLGREN HARRY W] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees09.txt Names WAITE EARL V - ZWICKY ROBERT H] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Obituary  ====
 
==== Obituary  ====
  
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=eksel7bab&et=1109011877166&s=32403&e=001VlnpGSY_jz8C_XriqCy5kWEsMZnUSirCoK2IrhqodXY-wHfS3-H2iv9YXoBof_vWCY4skic23qBowgjIMfh5ba8ZX58R1r_H61_Okcw1WLLXVsIgVxGScsJnMlb-uzfot6nKcB00SmI6Lo94D0BUdg== Appleton Public Library Obituary Index] which is located on the Fox River located in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Counties.  
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*[http://db.apl.org/obit/ Appleton Public Library Obituary Index] which is located on the Fox River located in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Counties. A&nbsp;partial index to obituaries and death notices published in Appleton newspapers. Currently, records are available for the following time periods. There are complete records for 1853-71; 1874; 1920-22; 1939-42; 1944; 1948-52; 1958-1960; 1970; 1980; 1981; 1992-94, and January 1, 2001 to December 6, 2011. Some records from 1848; 1875; 1889; 1899; 1923; 1930; 1945; 1954; 1957; 1969; 1971-73; 1981; 1982; 1987; and 1991 have been indexed.<br><br>
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits1.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, A-H] USGenWeb Archives
*A&nbsp;partial index to obituaries and death notices published in Appleton newspapers. Currently, records are available for the following time periods. There are complete records for 1853-71; 1874; 1920-22; 1939-42; 1944; 1948-52; 1958-1960; 1970; 1980; 1981; 1992-94, and January 1, 2001 to December 6, 2011. Some records from 1848; 1875; 1889; 1899; 1923; 1930; 1945; 1954; 1957; 1969; 1971-73; 1981; 1982; 1987; and 1991 have been indexed.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits2.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, I-Q] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits3.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, R-Z] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== 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://home.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 & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/ Area Research Center]<br>
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University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh<br>
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800 Algoma Blvd.<br>
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Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>
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(920) 424-1234
  
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Oshkosh Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
*[[Oshkosh Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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'''Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society'''<br> 234 Church Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Telephone: 920-426-4081<br>[http://www.winnebagocountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Hmong Cultural and Historical Society'''<br>502 Waugoo Ave<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Telephone: 920-426-4953<br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hmong-Cultural-And-Historical-Society/419961928200876 Facebook]<br><br>
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'''Menasha Historical Society'''<br>233 Sunset Dr<br>Menasha, WI 54952<br>Telehone: 920-722-8969<br>[http://menashahistorical.webs.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Neenah Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 343<br>Neenah, WI 54957-0343<br>Telephone: 920-729-0244<br>[http://www.focol.org/neenahhistorical/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Omro Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 133<br>Omro, WI 54963 <br>Telephone: 920-685-6123<br>[http://omrohistoricalsociety.weebly.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Winchester Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 84<br>Larsen, WI 54947<br>Telephone: 920-836-3363<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winchester-Area-Historical-Society/454765691351537 Facebook]<br><br>
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'''Winnebagoland Genealogical Society'''<br>106 Washington Ave<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901-4985<br>[http://winnebagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/ Website]<br>
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'''Winneconne Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 262<br>Winneconne, WI 54986<br>Telephone:920-582-7887<br>[http://www.winneconnehistory.org/ Website]<br>
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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<br>
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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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===== 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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*1885-1917 [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/vitals.htm Winnebago County Marriage Announcements] USGenWeb Archives
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*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
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*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/winnebago-county/ Winnebago 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+Winnebago|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/ Area Research Center] University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/contents.html Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/winne.htm Winnebago County Archives] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 23 August 2017

United States
Wisconsin
Winnebago County

Guide to Winnebago 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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Winnebago County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Winnebago County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 6 January, 1840
County Seat Oshkosh, WI
Courthouse
Address Winnebago County Courthouse
415 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920.236.4888
Winnebago County Courthouse


County Information

Winnebago County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1876 1848 1840 1837 1838

County Courthouse

Winnebago County Courthouse
415 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920.236.4888


Register of Deeds has birth and land records from 1861,
marriage records from 1870 and death records;
Register in Probate has probate records [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1840--Winnebago County was created 6 January 1840 from Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, andMarquette Counties.
County seat: Oshkosh [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

WI WINNEBAGO.JPG

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Calumet  • Fond du Lac  • Green Lake  • Outagamie  • Waupaca  • Waushara

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

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

Census

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

Church History and Records

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Oshkosh
Lutheran

Oshkosh

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Oshkosh, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Winnebago County

  • Records of the Lutheran Church, Winnebago County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, Neenah

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Winnebago County

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Winnebago 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 Winnebago County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies D and E.
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies A and B.
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Companies E and K
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
- 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C (These men were from the town of Menasha. There is a town of Menasha in both Winnebago and Calumet Counties.)
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
World War I
World War II

Winnebago County WWII Enlistees - Entry lists date and place of enlistment.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituary

  • Appleton Public Library Obituary Index which is located on the Fox River located in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Counties. A partial index to obituaries and death notices published in Appleton newspapers. Currently, records are available for the following time periods. There are complete records for 1853-71; 1874; 1920-22; 1939-42; 1944; 1948-52; 1958-1960; 1970; 1980; 1981; 1992-94, and January 1, 2001 to December 6, 2011. Some records from 1848; 1875; 1889; 1899; 1923; 1930; 1945; 1954; 1957; 1969; 1971-73; 1981; 1982; 1987; and 1991 have been indexed.

  • Winnebago County Obituaries, A-H USGenWeb Archives
  • Winnebago County Obituaries, I-Q USGenWeb Archives
  • Winnebago County Obituaries, R-Z USGenWeb Archives

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Area Research Center
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-1234

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

Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society
234 Church Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Telephone: 920-426-4081
Website

Hmong Cultural and Historical Society
502 Waugoo Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Telephone: 920-426-4953
Facebook

Menasha Historical Society
233 Sunset Dr
Menasha, WI 54952
Telehone: 920-722-8969
Website

Neenah Historical Society
PO Box 343
Neenah, WI 54957-0343
Telephone: 920-729-0244
Website

Omro Area Historical Society
PO Box 133
Omro, WI 54963
Telephone: 920-685-6123
Website

Winchester Area Historical Society
PO Box 84
Larsen, WI 54947
Telephone: 920-836-3363
Facebook

Winnebagoland Genealogical Society
106 Washington Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901-4985
Website

Winneconne Historical Society
PO Box 262
Winneconne, WI 54986
Telephone:920-582-7887
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., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Winnegago, Wisconsin.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).