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The records cover the years 1825 to 1912.  
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== What is in This Collection?==
 
The collection consists of images of land and probate records from the Outagamie Courthouse in Appleton, Wisconsin. The records include:  
 
The collection consists of images of land and probate records from the Outagamie Courthouse in Appleton, Wisconsin. The records include:  
  
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*Probate Records - Wills (1872-1912)
 
*Probate Records - Wills (1872-1912)
  
=== Record Content  ===
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County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
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The records cover the years 1825 to 1980.
  
The key genealogical facts in the Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records may include the following information:
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Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.
  
[[Image:Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records DGS 4159500 5 (Land Grant).jpg|thumb|right]]
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===To Browse This Collection===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
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Depending on the record type, these records may include:
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*Date and place of event
 
*Name of primary individual  
 
*Name of primary individual  
*Event date
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*Age, gender, occupation and residence
*Event place
 
*Residence
 
*Age  
 
*Gender
 
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth  
 
*Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth  
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
 
*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
*Description and value of property or land  
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*Description and value of property or land
*Occupation
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
 
 
 
*The place where the event occurred
 
*The approximate date the event occurred
 
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
 
 
 
Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 
 
 
For example:
 
 
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
 
Keep in mind:
 
 
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
 
 
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
 
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
 
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/WI_Outagamie.htm Outagamie County Wisconsin Free Public Records]
 
  
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*[[Outagamie County, Wisconsin|Outagamie County, Wisconsin]]
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
*[[Wisconsin Land and Property|Wisconsin Land and Property]]
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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 relative or the date of the event
  
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== Citation for This Collection ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.  Also search for immigration and military 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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*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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Information about creating source citations for &nbsp;FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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== Citing This Collection ==
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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"Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records, 1825-1980," digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (htpps://www.familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records, 1825 - 1980 &gt; Land and Property &gt; Deed Record, 1873 - 1883, Vol. 33 &gt; Image 5 of 524, E. C. Goff, tax deed dated 11 May 1869; citing County Records, Land and Property, Deed Record, 1873-1883, Outagamie County, Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States
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Location of Outagamie County, Wisconsin
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Record Description
Record Type Land and Probate
Collection years 1825-1980
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of images of land and probate records from the Outagamie Courthouse in Appleton, Wisconsin. The records include:

  • Land and Property - Deeds (1825-1901)
  • Probate Records - Wills (1872-1912)

County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.

The records cover the years 1825 to 1980.

Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records, 1825-1980.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Depending on the record type, these records may include:

  • Date and place of event
  • Name of primary individual
  • Age, gender, occupation and residence
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This 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 relative or the date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for immigration and military 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.

I Can’t Find the Person 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.

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, Outagamie County Records, 1825-1980." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Register of Deeds. Outagamie County Courthouse, Appleton.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.


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