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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Wisconsin. As you read this outline, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these wisconsin Wiki pages. The major holdings include materials from county courthouses and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. The library is currently acquiring microfilm copies of additional vital, probate, land, military, church, naturalization, and family records from the earliest available years through about 1910.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

FamilySearch Catalog

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in online or microfiche versions. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
WISCONSIN - VITAL RECORDS
WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE - PROBATE RECORDS
WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE - DIRECTORIES

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
WISCONSIN - VITAL RECORDS
WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE - PROBATE RECORDS
WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE - DIRECTORIES

The page titles in the Wisconsin Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.


 

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