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State Resources — Wisconsin

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State Office has scattered birth and death records earlier than 1857. Records before October 1, 1907, are very incomplete. It has marriage records since April 1836. Records before October 1, 1907, are very incomplete and cannot be searched without a county of marriage. Divorce records after October 1, 1907 are also available. A stamped, self-addressed business size (#10) envelope should be included with the request. 

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

On the Internet: Wisconsin Vital Records.
Call (608) 266-1371 for information on record lookup fees. This will be a recorded message.
Write to:
Vital Records
1 West Wilson Street Rm. 158
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have census records from 1790-1920, vital statistics, newspapers, published family histories, printed records, wills, baptisms, passenger lists to 1890, Canadian census records, French-Canadian marriage records, unpublished church and cemetery records, war records, visual and sound archives, maps, and naturalizations. Estate records are located at the University of Wisconsin libraries.

Write to:
State Historical Society Of Wisconsin
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 264-6400

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Wisconsin Genealogical Council, Inc.
Emil Krause
6083 County Trunks
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Telephone: (715) 435-3683
  Publication: Quarterly Wisconsin Genealogical Council Newsletter


Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (WSGS)
P.O. Box 5106
Madison, WI 53705-0106
Web site:

  Publication: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter
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