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Guide to Waupaca County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Waupaca County Courthouse
811 Hardin Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715.258.6200

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1852;
Clerk Circuit has divorce records form 1907 and court records from 1880;
Clerk Circuit Court has probate records from 1857 [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1851--Waupaca County was created 17 February 1851 fromBrown andWinnebago Counties.
County seat: Waupaca [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Marathon  • Outagamie  • Portage  • Shawano  • Waushara  • Winnebago



Bible Records




Church History and Records



  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Iola, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Trinity Lutheran Church, Dupont

  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Dupont, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Waupaca County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Waupaca County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company M
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company B
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records


See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers
  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Waupaca County, Wisconsin
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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