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Our Wisconsin genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Wisconsin, including:

  • Wisconsin Historical Society
    One of the top five genealogy libraries and archives in the U.S., not just for Wisconsin, but for all of North America, including Canada. Includes books, newspapers, county/circuit court records, military records, state prison files, corporation records, plat maps and other land records
  • University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh Archives and Area Research Center (ARC)
    Houses many local public records and manuscripts
  • Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (WSGS)
    Genealogical and historical records related to Wisconsin families and their forebears
  • Milwaukee County Historical Society
    Civil War and church records, obituaries and biographical newspaper clippings, naturalization indexes, census records, court and probate records, and coroners’ inquests
  • Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin archives: Douglas County courthouse, Douglas County Historical Society, Superior Public Library, Area Research Center-Superior (part of Wisconsin Historical Society network of area research centers), University of Wisconsin-Superior, area churches and cemeteries
  • Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society
    Records of about 25% of the 8,500 cemeteries in Wisconsin

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Wisconsin include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1850s
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1907 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
  • State and Territorial Censuses were recorded from 1834 to 1905
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1800s to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Wisconsin have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1800
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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