Wisconsin County History and Listings

Wisconsin County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Wisconsin has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Adams
100 Main St., Friendship, WI 53934
(608) 339-4200
http://www.co.adams.wi.gov
Incorporated: March 11, 1848
Parent county: Portage
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1848, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1853, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1929, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1848, Circuit Court
Notes: The James H. Alberton Library of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point has birth records 1857-1907, death records 1876-1907, marriage records 1854-1907, naturalization records 1853-1949, and probate records 1848-1928.

Ashland
201 W. Main St., Ashland, WI 54806
(715) 682-7000
http://co.ashland.wi.us
Incorporated: March 27, 1860
Parent county: La Pointe
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1905, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1890, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1905, Circuit Court
Notes: Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has birth records 1852-1907, Court records 1873-1904, death records 1877-1907, divorce records 1873-1904, land records 1856-1872, marriage records 1874-1907, and naturalization records 1879-1992.

Bad Ax
Incorporated: March 1851
Parent counties: Crawford, Richland
Notes: See Vernon County. Name changed to Vernon 1865.

Barron
330 E. La Salle Ave., Barron, WI 54812
(715) 537-6200
http://www.barroncountywi.gov
Incorporated: March 1859
Parent county: St. Croix
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1962, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1910, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1963, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Library Learning Center has birth records 1877-1907, Court records 1875-1962, death records 1876-1907, land records 1888-1961, naturalization records 1874-1954, marriage records 1871-1907, and probate records 1882-1909. Formerly Dallas County. Name changed to Barron 1869.

Bayfield
117 E. Fifth St., Washburn, WI 54891
(715) 373-6138
http://www.bayfieldcounty.org
Incorporated: February 1845
Parent county: St. Croix
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1985, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1845, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1985, Circuit Court
Notes: The Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has birth records 1852-1907, Court records 1888-1984, death records 1862-1907, divorce records 1889-1984, and naturalization records 1859-1945. Formerly La Pointe County. Name changed to Bayfield in 1866.

Brown
100 S. Jefferson St., Box 23600, Green Bay, WI 54305
(920) 448-4016
http://www.co.brown.wi.us
Incorporated: Oct. 26, 1818
Parent county: Michigan Territory
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1940, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1903, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1922, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1940 Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has birth records 1746-1907, court records 1823-1939, death records 1834-1907, divorce records 1823-1939, land records 1820-1902, marriage records 1821-1907, naturalization records 1829-1984, and probate records 1821-1921. See Michigan for 1820-1830 census.

Buffalo
407 S. Second St., Box 28, Alma, WI 54610
(608) 685-6213
http://www.buffalocounty.com
Incorporated: July 8, 1853
Parent county: Jackson
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1985, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1893, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1902, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1985, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, William D. McIntyre Library has birth records 1852-1907, Court records 1854-1984, death records 1874-1907, divorce: records 1854-1984, land records 1854-1892, marriage records 1860-1907, naturalization records 1907-1929, and probate records 1854-1901.

Burnett
7410 County Rd. K, Siren, WI 54872
(715) 349-2169
http://www.burnettcounty.com
Incorporated: March 1856
Parent county: Polk, Douglas
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1856, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Chalmer Davee Library
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: start in 1856, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1856, Registrar in Probate
Notes: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Chalmer Davee Library has birth records 1853-1907, death records 1846-1907, marriage records 1869-1907, and naturalization records 1859-1953. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records from early 1900s.

Calumet
206 Court St., Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 849-1458
http://www.co.calumet.wi.us
Incorporated: December 1836
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: 1908 Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1880, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1840, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1868, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1877, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has birth records 1858-1907, death records 1856-1907, marriage records 1850-1907, and naturalization records 1850-1955.

Chippewa
711 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 726-7985
http://www.co.chippewa.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 3, 1845
Parent county: Crawford
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1951, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1901, Registrar in Probate
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, William D. McIntyre Library has birth records 1852-1907, divorce records 1854-1950, land records 1856-1885, marriage records 1869-1907, naturalization records 1871-1923, and probate records 1860-1900. Clerk of Circuit Court has court records 1854-1951.

Clark
517 Court St., Neillsville, WI 54456
(715) 743-5148
http://www.co.clark.wi.us/ClarkCounty
Incorporated: July 6, 1853
Parent county: Jackson
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: start in 1855, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1919, Registrar in Probate
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, William D. McIntyre Library has birth records 1852-1907, death records 1879-1907, marriage records 1858-1907, naturalization records 1907-1927, and probate records 1873-1918. Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce records from late 1800s.

Columbia
400 DeWitt St., Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-2191
http://www.co.columbia.wi.us/ColumbiaCounty
Incorporated: Feb. 3, 1845
Parent county: Portage
Birth records: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1849, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1937, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1856, Registrar in Probate
Court: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: Wisconsin State Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society has Land records 1826-1936. State Archives has naturalization records 1845-1955.

Crawford
220 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
(608) 326-0201
http://crawfordcountywi.org
Incorporated: Oct. 26, 1818
Parent county: Michigan Territory
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1848 Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: ca. 1700 Registrar of Deeds
Probate: start in ca. 1850, kept by County Clerk
Court: 1848 Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Southwest Wisconsin room, Karrmann Library has birth records 1858-1907, death records 1876-1907, marriage records 1862-1907, and naturalization records 1824-1950. Crawford County was part of Michigan Territory until 1836, when Wisconsin territory was formed.

Dallas
Incorporated: March 1859
Parent county: St. Croix
Notes: Name changed to Barron in 1869.

Dane
215 S. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-4121
http://www.countyofdane.com
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent counties: Crawford, Iowa, Milwaukee
Birth records: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1839, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1929, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1979, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1848, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1977, Circuit Court
Notes: The Wisconsin State Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society has court records 1839-1976, divorce records 1839-1928, land records 1835-1978, military discharge records 1918-1994, and naturalization records 1841-1954.

Dodge
127 E. Oak St., Juneau, WI 53039
(920) 386-3600
http://www.co.dodge.wi.us
Incorporated: December 1836
Parent counties: Brown, Milwaukee
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1934, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1981, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1854, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1934, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Forest R. Polk Library has birth records 1852-1907, death records 1872-1907, marriage records 1854-1907, land records 1877-1980, and naturalization records 1844-1954.

Door
421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-2200
http://www.co.door.wi.gov
Incorporated: February 1851
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1979, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1854, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1954, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1979, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has court records 1895-1978, divorce records 1895-1978, naturalization records 1850-1955, and probate records 1945-1953.

Douglas
1313 Belknap St., Superior, WI 54880
(715) 395-1586
http://www.douglascountywi.org
Incorporated: Feb. 9, 1854
Parent county: La Pointe
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1878, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1854, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1878, Probate Department
Court: 1878, Circuit Court
Notes: Superior Public Library has birth records 1861-1907, death records 1877-1907, and marriage records 1854-1907.

Dunn
800 Wilson Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 232-1677
http://dunncountywi.govoffice2.com
Incorporated: February 1854
Parent county: Chippewa
Birth records: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1930, Circuit Court
Death: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1854, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1945, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1930, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Library Learning Center has court and divorce records 1850-1920, probate records ca. 1868-1944.

Eau Claire
721 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 839-4801
http://www.co.eau-claire.wi.us
Incorporated: October 1856
Parent county: Chippewa
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1973, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1954, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1971, Clerk of Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, William D. McIntyre Library has birth records 1852-1907, Court records 1857-1970, death records 1876-1907, divorce records 1857-1972, land records 1856-1889, marriage records 1864-1907, naturalization records 1857-1928, and probate records 1856-1953.

Florence
501 Lake Ave., Florence, WI 54121
(715) 584-3201
http://www.florencewisconsin.com
Incorporated: March 1882
Parent counties: Marinette, Oconto
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1882, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1882 Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1882, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1882, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has birth, death, and marriage records 1882-1907, and naturalization records 1882-1947.

Fond du Lac
160 S. Macy St., Fond du Lac, WI 54936
(920) 929-3000
http://www.fdlco.wi.gov
Incorporated: December 1836
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1973, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1907, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1981, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1975, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1973, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Forest R. Polk Library has birth records 1852-1907, court records 1848-1972, death records 1871-1907, divorce records 1848-1972, land records 1850-1980, marriage records 1844-1907, naturalization records 1844-1974, and probate records 1848-1974.

Forest
200 E. Madison St., Crandon, WI 54520
(715) 478-2422
http://www.co.forest.wi.gov
Incorporated: April 11, 1885
Parent counties: Langlade, Oconto
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1906, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1885, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1906, Circuit Court
Notes: The Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has birth records 1852-1907, Court records 1885-1905, death records 1887-1907, divorce records 1885-1905, marriage records 1885-1907, and naturalization records 1885-1955.

Gates
Incorporated: May 1901
Parent county: Chippewa
Notes: See Rusk County. Name changed to Rusk in 1905.

Grant
111 S. Jefferson, Lancaster, WI 53813
(608) 723-2675
http://www.co.grant.wi.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 1836
Parent county: Iowa
Birth records: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1842, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1921, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1903, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1840, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1921, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Plattville Southwest Wisconsin Room, Karrmann Library has court and divorce records 1838-1920 and land records 1837-1902.

Green
1016 16th Ave., Monroe, WI 53566
(608) 328-9430
http://www.co.green.wi.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 8, 1836
Parent county: Territorial county
Birth records: 1862, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1838, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1911, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1874, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1921, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1890, County Judge
Court: 1911, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Plattville, Southwest Wisconsin Room, Karrmann Library has court and divorce records 1838-1910, land records 1836-1920, and naturalization records 1837-1945.

Green Lake
492 Hill St., Green Lake, WI 54941
(920) 294-4005
http://www.co.green-lake.wi.us
Incorporated: March 1856
Parent county: Marquette
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in ca. 1900, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1995, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1856, Registrar in Probate
Court: ca. 1900, Clerk of Courts
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Forest R. Polk Library has birth records 1852-1907, death records 1876-1907, land records 1843-1994, marriage records 1863-1907, naturalization records 1858-1949.

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Iowa
222 N. Iowa St., Dodgeville, WI 53533
(608) 935-0399
http://www.iowacounty.org
Incorporated: October 1839
Parent county: Territorial county
Birth records: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1836, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1991, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1975, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1991, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Plattville, Southwest Wisconsin Room, Karrmann Library has court records 1837-1990, divorce records 1823-1990, land records 1835-1907, naturalization records 1835-1906, and probate records 1837-1974.

Iron
300 Taconite St., Hurley, WI 54534
(715) 561-3375
http://www.co.iron.wi.gov
Incorporated: March 1893
Parent counties: Ashland, Oneida
Birth records: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1930, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1893, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1929, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1930, Circuit Court
Notes: The Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has naturalization records 1893-1954.

Jackson
307 Main St., Black River Falls, WI 54615
(715) 284-0278
http://www.wicounties.org/counties/desc/33
Incorporated: February 1853
Parent county: La Crosse
Birth records: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1926, Clerk of Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: start in 1947, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1901, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1926, Clerk of Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Murphy Library Resource Center has land records 1854-1946, naturalization records 1853-1963, and probate records 1869-1900.

Jefferson
320 S. Main St., Jefferson, WI 53549
(920) 674-7368,
http://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Milwaukee
Birth records: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1844, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1965, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1901, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1912, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1955, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Harold Andersen Library has court records 1843-1954, divorce records 1851-1964, land records 1838-1900, naturalization records 1842-1950, probate records 1844-1911.

Juneau
220 E. State St., Mauston, WI 53948
(608) 847-9300
http://www.co.juneau.wi.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 1, 1857
Parent county: Adams
Birth records: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1844, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1995, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1842, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1889, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1995, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, James H. Albertson Library has court and divorce records to 1994, naturalization records 1849-1957, and probate records 1857-1888.

Kenosha
1010 Fifty-sixth St., Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 653-2552
http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/index.html
Incorporated: January 1850
Parent county: Racine
Birth records: start in 1876, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1850, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1972, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University Library and Area Research Center has court records 1850-1971, land records 1838-1872, and naturalization records 1850-1983.

Kewaunee
613 Dodge St., Kewaunee, WI 54216
(920) 388-7133
http://www.kewauneeco.org
Incorporated: April 1852
Parent county: Manitowoc
Death records: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1867, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1943, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has birth records 1861-1873 and marriage records 1857-1874. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has court records 1858-1942 and naturalization records 1850-1950.

La Crosse
333 Vine St., La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-9573
http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us
Incorporated: March 1851
Parent county: Unorganized territory
Birth records: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1851, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1859, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1982, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1859, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Murphy Library Resource Center has land records 1851-1886, naturalization records 1846-1991, and probate records 1851-1981.

La Pointe
Incorporated: February 1845
Parent county: St. Croix
Notes: See Bayfield County. Name changed to Bayfield in 1866.

Lafayette
626 Main St., Darlington, WI 53530
(608) 776-4850
http://www.co.lafayette.wi.gov
Incorporated: January 1847
Parent county: Iowa
Birth records: 1854, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1847, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1920, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1928, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1853, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1920, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Plattville, Southwest Wisconsin Room, Karrman Library has court and divorce records 1846-1919, land records 1835-1927, and naturalization records 1847-1945.

Langlade
800 Clermont St., Antigo, WI 54409
(715) 627-6209
http://www.co.langlade.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1879
Parent counties: Oconto, Lincoln
Birth records: 1882, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in ca. 1880, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1868, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1890, Registrar in Probate
Court: ca. 1880, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, James H. Albertson Library has naturalization records 1881-1957. Formerly New County. Name changed to Langlade in 1880.

Lincoln
1110 E. Main St., Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-0312
http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us
Incorporated: March 1874
Parent county: Marathon
Birth records: 1875, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1875, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1926, Circuit Court
Death: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1925, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1926, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, James H. Albertson Library has court and divorce records 1880-1925, naturalization records 1872-1958, and probate records 1886-1924.

Manitowoc
1010 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 683-4007
http://www.co.manitowoc.wi.us
Incorporated: Dec. 1838
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1944, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1960, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1944, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has birth records 1858-1907, Court records 1848-1943, divorce records 1849-1943, marriage records 1859-1907, naturalization records 1848-1955, and probate records 1864-1959. Registrar of Deeds has Land records from early 1800s.

Marathon
500 Forest St., Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 261-1000
http://www.co.marathon.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1850
Parent county: Portage
Birth records: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1945, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1868, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1982, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1976, Clerk of Courts
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, James H. Albertson Library has court records 1853-1975, divorce records 1853-1944, naturalization records 1851-1991, and probate records ca. 1851-1981.

Marinette
1926 Hall Ave., Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 732-7532
http://www.marinettecounty.com
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1879
Parent county: Oconto
Birth records: 1874, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1878, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1940, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1917, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1940, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has court and Divorce records 1879-1939, naturalization records 1879-1980, and probate records 1879-1916.

Marquette
77 West Park St., Montello, WI 53949
(608) 297-3100
http://co.marquette.wi.us
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1967, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1941, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1922, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1967, Circuit Court
Naturalization: 1868-1936, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Forest R. Polk Library has birth records 1852-1907, Court records 1876-1966, death records 1876-1907, divorce records 1876-1966, land records 1892-1940, marriage records 1863-1907, naturalization records 1848-1949, and probate records 1860-1921.

Menominee
W3269 Courthouse Lane, Keshena, WI 54135
(715) 799-3311
http://www.menominee-nsn.gov
Incorporated: May 2, 1961
Parent county: Menominee Indian Reservation
Birth records: 1961, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1961, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1961, Circuit Court
Death: 1961, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1961, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1961, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1961, kept by Circuit Court

Milwaukee
901 N. Ninth St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4069
http://www.milwaukeecounty.org
Incorporated: Sept. 1834
Parent county: Territorial county
Birth records: 1823, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1830, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1946, Circuit Court
Death: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1835, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1989, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1946, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Urban Archives, Golda Meir Library has court and divorce records 1834-1945 and probate records 1815-1988. Milwaukee Historical Society has naturalization records 1836-1941.

Monroe
202 S. K St., Sparta, WI 54656
(608) 269-8705
http://www.co.monroe.wi.us
Incorporated: March 1854
Parent county: La Crosse
Birth records: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1938, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1851, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1902, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1938, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Murphy Library Research Center has court and divorce records 1855-1937, naturalization records 1854-1946, and probate records 1867-1901.

New
Incorporated: Feb. 1879
Parent counties: Oconto, Lincoln
Notes: See Lauglade County. Name changed to Langlade in 1880.

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Oconto
301 Washington St., Oconto, WI 54153
(920) 834-6800
http://www.co.oconto.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1851
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1974, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1851, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1924, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1974, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has court and divorce records 1857-1973, naturalization records 1857-1952, and probate records 1857-1923.

Oneida
1 S. Oneida Ave., Rhinelander, WI 54501
(715) 369-6143
http://www.co.oneida.wi.gov
Incorporated: April 1885
Parent county: Lincoln
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1984, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1984, Circuit Court
Court: 1984, Circuit Court
Notes: The Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has birth records 1852-1907, court, divorce, and probate records ca. 1900-1983, death records 1889-1907, naturalization records 1887-1954, and marriage records 1887-1907. Registrar of Deeds has land records from late 1800s.

Outagamie
410 S. Walnut St., Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 832-5079
http://www.co.outagamie.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1851
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1980, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1959, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1980, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has court and divorce records 1852-1979, naturalization records 1852-1963, and probate records 1853-1958.

Ozaukee
121 W. Main St., Port Washington, WI 53074
(262) 284-8111
http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us
Incorporated: March 1853
Parent county: Washington
Birth records: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1974, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1849, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1890, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1901, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1974, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Urban Archives, Golda Meir Library has land records 1835-1889, naturalization records 1842-1906, and probate records 1849-1900.

Pepin
740 Seventh Ave. W., Durand, WI 54736
(715) 672-8857
http://www.co.pepin.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1858
Parent county: Dunn
Birth records: 1863, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in na, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1901, Registrar in Probate
Court: na, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Library Learning Center has naturalization records 1858-1919, probate records 1856-1900.

Pierce
414 W. Main St., Ellsworth, WI 54011
(715) 273-3531
http://www.co.pierce.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1853
Parent county: St. Croix
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1892, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1931, Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1979, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1931, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Chalmer Davee Library has court and divorce records ca. 1866-1930, marriage records 1867-1891, naturalization records 1850-1963, and probate records ca. 1875-1978.

Polk
100 Polk County Plaza, Balsam Lake, WI 54810
(715) 485-9226
http://www.co.polk.wi.us
Incorporated: March 14, 1853
Parent county: St. Croix
Birth records: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: na, Clerk of Court
Death: 1865, Registrar of Deeds
Land: start in 1853, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Court: na, Clerk of Court
Probate: 1942, Registrar in Probate
Notes: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Chalmer Davee Library has naturalization records 1855-1954 and probate records 1855-1941.

Portage
1516 Church St., Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 346-1351
http://www.co.portage.wi.us
Incorporated: Dec. 1836
Parent county: Territorial county
Divorce: start in 1927, kept by Circuit Court
Court: 1927, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, Registrar of Deeds
Birth records: 1898, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1897, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1898, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1911, Registrar in Probate
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, James H. Albertson Library has birth records 1876-1897, Court records 1844-1926, death records 1877-1878, 1886, 1888-1897, divorce records 1844-1926, marriage records 1844-1896, naturalization records 1844-1956, and probate records 1837-1910.

Price
126 Cherry St., Phillips, WI 54555
(715) 339-4115
http://www.wicounties.org/counties/desc/9
Incorporated: March 3, 1879
Parent county: Chippewa, Lincoln
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1937, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1900, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1937, Circuit Court
Notes: Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has birth records 1852-1907, court records 1880-1936, death records 1881-1907, divorce records 1882-1936, marriage records 1881-1907, naturalization records 1882-1954, and probate records 1881-1899.

Racine
730 Wisconsin Ave., Racine, WI 53403
(262) 636-3121
http://www.racineco.com
Incorporated: Dec. 1836
Parent county: Milwaukee
Birth records: 1877, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1839, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1956, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1837, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1907, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1954, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University Archives and Area Research Center has court records 1837-1953, divorce records 1846-1955, naturalization records 1837-1975, and probate records 1849-ca. 1906.

Richland
181 W. Seminary St., Richland Center, WI 53581
(608) 647-2197
http://www.co.richland.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1842
Parent county: Iowa
Birth records: 1875, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1864, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1921, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1854, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1921, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Plattville, Southwest Wisconsin Room, Karrmann Library has court and divorce records 1869-1920 and naturalization records 1860-1946.

Rock
51 S. Main St., Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 757-5660
http://www.co.rock.wi.us
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1836
Parent county: Milwaukee
Birth records: 1849, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1849, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1937, Circuit Court
Death: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1901, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1939, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1937, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Harold Andersen Library has court and divorce records ca. 1842-1936, land records 1839-1900, and naturalization records 1839-1983. Rock County Historical Society has probate records 1853-1938.

Rusk
311 Miner Ave. E., Ladysmith, WI 54848
(715) 532-2100
http://www.ruskcounty.org
Incorporated: May 1901
Parent county: Chippewa
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1918, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1868, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1901, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1918, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, William D. McIntyre Library, Suite 132 N has birth records 1852-1907, Court and divorce records 1901-1917, death and marriage records 1901-1907, and naturalization records 1885-1954. Formerly Gates County. Name changed to Rusk June 19, 1905.

Sauk
505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI 53913
(608) 356-5581
http://www.co.sauk.wi.us
Incorporated: Jan. 1840
Parent county: Territorial county
Birth records: 1864, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1926, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1843, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1914, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1926, Circuit Court
Notes: State Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society has court and divorce records 1848-1925, naturalization records 1844-1955, and probate records 1847-1913.

Sawyer
10610 Main St., Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 634-4866
http://www.sawyercountygov.org
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent counties: Ashland, Chippewa
Birth records: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1977, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1874, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1883, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1977, Circuit Court
Notes: Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has court and divorce records 1876-1976 and naturalization records 1883-1954.

Shawano
311 N. Main St., Shawano, WI 54166
(715) 526-9150
http://www.co.shawano.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1853
Parent counties: Oconto, Outagamie
Birth records: 1862, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1848, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1943, Circuit Court
Death: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1853, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1890, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1943, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Cofrin Library has court and divorce records 1860-1942 and naturalization records 1858-1949.

Sheboygan
508 New York Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 459-3003
http://www.co.sheboygan.wi.us
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1836
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1963, District Court Clerk
Death: 1854, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1881, Registrar of Deeds
Court: start in 1963, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Urban Archives, Golda Meir Library has court and divorce records 1846-1962, land records 1838-1880, naturalization records 1851-1982, and probate records 1882-1928.

St. Croix
1101 Carmichael Rd., Hudson, WI 54016
(715) 386-4610
http://www.co.saint-croix.wi.us
Incorporated: Jan. 1840
Parent county: Territorial county
Birth records: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1929, Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1854, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: na, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1929, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Chalmer Davee Library has court and divorce records ca. 1840-1928 and naturalization records 1850-1954.

Taylor
224 S. Second St., Medford, WI 54451
(715) 748-1400
http://www.co.taylor.wi.us
Incorporated: March 1848
Parent counties: Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Chippewa
Birth records: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1935, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1908, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1900, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1947, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1926, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, William D. McIntyre Library has birth records 1852-1907, Court records 1877-1925, death records 1877-1907, divorce records 1877-1925, 1931-1934, marriage records 1875-1907, naturalization records 1877-1927, and probate records 1878-1946. Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce records 1926-1930.

Trempealeau
36245 Main St., Whitehall, WI 54773
(715) 538-2311
http://www.tremplocounty.com
Incorporated: Jan. 1854
Parent county: La Crosse
Birth records: 1845, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1917, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1847, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1853, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1917, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Murphy Library Resource Center has court and divorce records 1860-1916 and naturalization records 1857-1954.

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Vernon
400 Court House Sq., Viroqua, WI 54665
(608) 637-5556
http://www.co.vernon.wi.gov
Incorporated: March 1851
Parent county: Crawford
Birth records: 1863, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1935, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1878, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1851, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1850, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1935, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-La Cross, Murphy Library Resource Center has court and divorce records 1859-1934 and naturalization records 1853-1947. Formerly Bad Ax County. Name changed to Vernon in 1862.

Vilas
330 Court St., Eagle River, WI 54521
(715) 479-3660
http://www.co.vilas.wi.us
Incorporated: April 1893
Parent county: Oneida
Birth records: 1889, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1893, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1939, Circuit Court
Death: 1889, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1893, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1894, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1939, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has court and divorce records 1893-1938 and naturalization records 1876-1949.

Walworth
100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 741-4241
http://www.co.walworth.wi.us
Incorporated: Dec. 1838
Parent county: Milwaukee
Birth records: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1839, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1963, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1839, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1993, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1963, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Harold Andersen Library has court records 1839-1962, divorce records 1839-1962, naturalization records 1838-1955, and probate records 1848-1992.

Washburn
10 Fourth Ave., Shell Lake, WI 54871
(715) 468-4600
http://www.co.washburn.wi.us
Incorporated: March 1883
Parent county: Burnett
Birth records: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1977, Circuit Court
Death: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1883, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1883, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1883, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center, History Center and Archives has court and Divorce records 1883-1976 and naturalization records 1878-1954.

Washington
432 E. Washington St., West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 335-4305
http://www.co.washington.wi.us
Incorporated: Dec. 1836
Parent county: Territorial county
Birth records: 1859, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1846, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1986, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1935, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1986, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Urban Archives, Golda Meir Library has court and divorce records 1845-1985 and naturalization records 1845-1963.

Waukesha
515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 548-7010
http://www.waukeshacounty.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 1846
Parent county: Milwaukee
Birth records: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1846, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: na, Circuit Court
Death: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Registrar in Probate
Court: unknown start, kept by Clerk of Courts
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Urban Archives, Golda Meir Library has land records 1839-1885 and naturalization records 1847-1955.

Waupaca
811 Harding St., Waupaca, WI 54981
(715) 258-6200
http://public3.co.waupaca.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1851
Parent counties: Brown, Winnebago
Birth records: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1928, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1848, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1851, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1931, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1928, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, James H. Albertsen Library has court and divorce records 1854-1927, naturalization records 1853-1948, and probate records 1860-1930.
Waushara

209 S. St. Marie St., Wautoma, WI 54982
(920) 787-0442
http://www.co.waushara.wi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1851
Parent county: Marquette
Birth records: 1859, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1947, kept by Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1852, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1940, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1947, Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, James H. Albertsen Library has court and divorce records 1857-1946, naturalization records 1852-1949, and probate records 1853-1939.

Winnebago
415 Jackson St., Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 236-4888
http://www.co.winnebago.wi.us
Incorporated: Jan. 1840
Parent county: Territorial county
Birth records: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: 1970, Circuit Court
Death: 1876, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1871, Registrar in Probate
Court: start in 1970, kept by Circuit Court
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Forest R. Polk Library has court and divorce records 1848-1969, naturalization records 1844-1963, and probate records 1838-1870. Attached to Brown and Fond du Lac Counties prior to organization Jan, 1, 1848.

Wood
400 Market St., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
(715) 421-8808
http://www.co.wood.wi.us
Incorporated: March 1856
Parent county: Portage
Birth records: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Marriage: 1844, Registrar of Deeds
Divorce: start in 1875, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1875, Registrar in Probate
Court: 1875, Clerk of Courts
Notes: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, James H. Albertsen Library has naturalization records 1858-1991.

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