Wisconsin Genealogy

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US TERRITORY OR
COLONY SETTLED

Part of the Northwest Territory, 1788; part of the Indiana Territory, 1800; part of the Illinois Territory, 1809; part of the Michigan Territory, 1818;
Wisconsin Territory, 1836

STATEHOOD

1848

AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
(OR SIMILAR)

1836–1842 (every two years); 1855–1905 (every 10 years)

FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS

1840 (heads of households only)

PUBLIC-LAND OR
STATE-LAND STATE

Public

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
BEGIN

1907

MARRIAGE RECORDS
BEGIN

1907

CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS

Wisconsin Office of Vital Records
Box 309
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 266-1371

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