Wisconsin Genealogy Resources
Records at the county level are the responsibility of the following offices: birth, marriage, death, and land - register deeds; court - clerk of courts; probate - county probate court.
There is an abundance of county histories for the state of Wisconsin. Some are written for individual counties or several counties together, and others for sections of the state, such as John G. Gregory, Southwestern Wisconsin: A History of Old Crawford County, 4 vols. Chicago: S.J. Clark Pub. Co., 1932.
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society has published every-name indexes to a large number of these county and regional histories. Most, if not all, of the older histories are microfilmed and included in County Histories of the Old Northwest, Series 1: Wisconsin. New Haven, CT: Research Publications, n.d. This microfilm is available on interlibrary loan through the Wisconsin Historical Society. The films also include county directories, atlases, plat books, city histories, and biographical compendiums.
For additional information:
Counties. GenWeb Wisconsin county pages.
- A Few Good Men of Wisconsin: Including
Biographical Sketches and Early County Histories.
Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins, 1995.
- Gregory, John Goadby. West Central Wisconsin: A History.
Indianapolis, Indiana: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1933.
- History of Northern Wisconsin. Iron Mountain,
Michigan: R.W. Secord Press, 1988.
- History of Northern Wisconsin:
Containing an Account of its Settlement, Growth, Development
Resources; an Extensive Sketch of its Counties, Cities, Towns
and Villages, Their Improvement, Industries, Manufactories;
Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early
Settlers; Views of County Seats, etc. Chicago, Illinois:
Western Historical, 1881.
Linkpendium Wisconsin County Links
List of Wisconsin City, County and Community Web Sites
List of all Wisconsin Counties
Moll, Allan, Mrs. Index to History of Northern Wisconsin
Illustrated: Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1881.
Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 1981.
National Association of Counties: Wisconsin
County Recorder Directory: Wisconsin
Roadside America: Wisconsin
- State and
Local Government on the Net
- U.S. County Lookups
- Wisconsin Community Guide. Big Bend, Wisconsin:
Lots of Land, 1998.
County Histories -- Wisconsin Historical Society. This page
provides free access to more than 80 standard histories of
Wisconsin counties. Most of these volumes are several hundred
pages long and include detailed accounts of individual cities,
townships and villages, as well as biographical sketches of
prominent residents. Most were published between 1850 and 1920.
Wisconsin County Level Resources at Rootsweb
Wisconsin Counties and Resources(This area is under construction.)
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