Wisconsin Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help       





U.S.—Wisconsin

Explore research in Wisconsin.


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Goal 1: Learn about Wisconsin research and records.


Choices

A. Get started with research for your Wisconsin ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Wisconsin research strategies.
    FS—Basic Wisconsin Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Wisconsin research on Ancestry.
    AC—Wisconsin Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Wisconsin research.
    AC—Wisconsin State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Wisconsin Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Wisconsin Record Selection Table





Goal 2: Learn about Wisconsin archives and libraries.


Choices

A. Learn about Wisconsin archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Wisconsin archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Wisconsin state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Wisconsin.
  4. Explore the Wisconsin Dept of Archives site.
  5. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Wisconsin.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Wisconsin genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Wisconsin research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Wisconsin city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Wisconsin city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Directories
  2. Explore Wisconsin city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Wisconsin city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Wisconsin historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Wisconsin city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 3: Learn about Wisconsin vital records.


Choices

A. Learn about Wisconsin vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Wisconsin vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Wisconsin Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Wisconsin Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Wisconsin vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Wisconsin birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Wisconsin birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Wisconsin Adoptees / Birth Parents Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for Wisconsin vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  8. Explore additional links for Wisconsin birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Wisconsin marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Learn how to find Wisconsin marriage records with FamilySearch.
  2. Explore links for Wisconsin marriage records.
  3. Explore additional links for Wisconsin marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Wisconsin death records.
  5. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Wisconsin obituaries.
  6. Find additional resources for Wisconsin obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore Wisconsin death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  8. Explore additional links for Wisconsin death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Wisconsin census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Wisconsin censuses in this article.
    FS—Wisconsin Census
  2. Learn about Wisconsin census records.
    Census Records for Wisconsin
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Wisconsin state and county census records.
  4. Explore Wisconsin census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Learn about Wisconsin voting registers in this article.
    FS—Wisconsin Voting Registers
  6. Explore additional links for Wisconsin census records on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 4: Learn about Wisconsin church and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Wisconsin church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Wisconsin church records in this article.
    FS—Wisconsin Church Records
  2. Learn about Wisconsin church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wisconsin Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Wisconsin church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Wisconsin cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Wisconsin cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Wisconsin Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Wisconsin cemetery records.
  3. Search for Wisconsin cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Wisconsin cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  6. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  7. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  8. See additional cemetery resources on the Wisconsin Linkpendium site.
  9. Explore additional links for Wisconsin cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 5: Learn about Wisconsin emigration and immigration.


Choices

A. Learn about Wisconsin emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Wisconsin emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Wisconsin migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Wisconsin immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 6: Learn about Wisconsin military records.


Choices

A. Learn about Wisconsin military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Wisconsin military records.
    Wisconsin Military Records
  2. Learn about Wisconsin military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Military Records
  3. Explore Wisconsin military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Wisconsin military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Wisconsin military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Wisconsin military resources on Cyndi's List.



Goal 7: Learn about Wisconsin probate, land, and court records.


Choices

A. Learn about Wisconsin probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Wisconsin probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Wisconsin Probate Records
  2. Learn about Wisconsin land and property records.
    FS—Wisconsin Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Wisconsin land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wisconsin Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Wisconsin probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Wisconsin land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Wisconsin court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Wisconsin court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Court Records
  2. Learn about Wisconsin court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Wisconsin Court Records



Goal 8: Learn about Wisconsin maps and gazetteers.


Choices

A. Learn about Wisconsin maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Wisconsin maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Maps
  2. Learn about Wisconsin maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Wisconsin Maps
  3. Learn about Wisconsin gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Gazetteers

B. Explore Wisconsin maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Wisconsin maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Wisconsin.
  3. Explore historical Wisconsin maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Wisconsin maps.





Goal 9: Learn about Wisconsin newspapers.


Choices

A. Learn about Wisconsin newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Wisconsin newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Newspapers
  2. Learn about Wisconsin newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Wisconsin Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Wisconsin newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Wisconsin historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Wisconsin newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Wisconsin newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Wisconsin newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Wisconsin newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Wisconsin newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Wisconsin newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Wisconsin research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.



Goal 11: Search records from Wisconsin.


Choices

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Wisconsin County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Wisconsin.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Wisconsin Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.



Goal 12: Get help with your Wisconsin research.


Choices

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Wisconsin Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Wisconsin Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Wisconsin.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Wisconsin research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Wisconsin research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Wisconsin research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Wisconsin research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Wisconsin research.

C. Learn about Wisconsin genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Wisconsin in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Societies
  2. Learn about genealogy societies in Wisconsin in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Wisconsin Societies
  3. Explore the Wisconsin Historical Society site.
  4. Explore Wisconsin genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Wisconsin Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Adams    L Ashland    A    L Barron    A    L Bayfield    L Brown    A    L Buffalo    A    L
Burnett    L Calumet    A    L Chippewa    A    L Clark    A    L Columbia    A    L Crawford    A    L
Dane    A    L Dodge    A    L Door    A    L Douglas    L Dunn    A    L Eau Claire    A    L
Florence    L Fon du Lac    A    L Forest    L Grant    A    L Green    A    L Green Lake    A    L
Iowa    A    L Iron    A    L Jackson    A    L Jefferson    A    L Juneau    A    L Kenosha    A    L
Kewaunee    L La Crosse    A    L Lafayette    A    L Langlade    L Lincoln    A    L Manitowoc    A    L
Marathon    A    L Marinette    A    L Marquette    A    L Menominee    L Milwaukee    A    L Monroe    L
Oconto    A    L Oneida    A    L Outagamie    A    L Ozaukee    A    L Pepin    L Pierce    A    L
Polk    L Portage    A    L Price    L Racine    A    L Richland    A    L Rock    A    L
Rusk    A    L Sauk    A    L Sawyer    L Shawano    A    L Sheyboygan    A    L St. Croix    L
Taylor    L Trempealeau    L Vernon    L Vilas    L Walworth    A    L Washburn    L
Washington    A    L Waukesha    A    L Waupaca    A    L Waushara    A    L Winnebago    A    L Wood    A    L


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