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== Record Description ==
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This Collection will include records from 1820 to 1907.
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
  
The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in Madison. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
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This collection includes indexes to deaths from 1820 to 1907, from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in Madison. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
 
 
=== Citation for this Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation|text = <!--bibdescbegin-->"Wisconsin, Death Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012. <!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The index lists the following information:  
 
The index lists the following information:  
  
 
*Age at Death  
 
*Age at Death  
 
*Estimated Birth Year  
 
*Estimated Birth Year  
*DGS Number
 
 
*Date of Death  
 
*Date of Death  
 
*Certificate Number or page number  
 
*Certificate Number or page number  
*GSU Film Number
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*Image number
*Image number
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*Page Number
 
*Name of Deceased  
 
*Name of Deceased  
 
*Name of Father  
 
*Name of Father  
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*Place of Death  
 
*Place of Death  
 
*Sex  
 
*Sex  
*Page Number
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a parent or date of the event
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1940759 Collection Page].
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to deaths make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*The name of the person at the time of death  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*The place where the death occurred
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*The approximate death date
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*Use the information found in the death index to locate the actual death record.
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*Use the approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.  Also search for immigration, military, land and probate records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Wisconsin Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records from Wisconsin. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Wisconsin, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=368&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Wisconsin%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Adeath FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
[http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/vitalrecords/death.htm Wisconsin Death Records]
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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;Collection Citation:
  
*[[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]
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{{Collection_citation | text="Wisconsin Death Index, 1820-1907." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907." Database. <i>Ancestry</i>. http://www.ancestry.com : 2000. Citing Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Vital Records Division, Madison.
*[[Wisconsin History|Wisconsin History]]
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*[[Wisconsin Vital Records|Wisconsin Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Record Citation}}
  
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
[[Category:Wisconsin|Vital Records]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Wisconsin, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Death Index
Collection years 1820-1907
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes indexes to deaths from 1820 to 1907, from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in Madison. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The index lists the following information:

  • Age at Death
  • Estimated Birth Year
  • Date of Death
  • Certificate Number or page number
  • Image number
  • Page Number
  • Name of Deceased
  • Name of Father
  • Name of Mother
  • Name of Spouse
  • Place of Death
  • Sex

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information found in the death index to locate the actual death record.
  • Use the approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records. Also search for immigration, military, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Wisconsin, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Wisconsin Death Index, 1820-1907." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907." Database. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2000. Citing Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Vital Records Division, Madison.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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