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Dane County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Madison
Courthouse
Address Dane County Courthouse
210 Martin Luther King Blvd
Madison, WI 53709
Phone. 608.266.4121

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Contents

County Courthouse

Dane County Courthouse
210 Martin Luther King Blvd
Madison, WI 53709
Phone. 608.266.4121
Clerk of Courts


Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, land and military records;
Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1836--Dane County was created 7 December 1836 from Crawford, Iowa and Milwaukee Counties.
County seat: Madison [1]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Columbia  • Dodge  • Green  • Iowa  • Jefferson  • Rock  • Sauk

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Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census Search indexed census.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 Wisconsin State Census Index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church History and Records

Lutheran

Black Earth

  • Records of Black Earth Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

De Forest

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

First Lutheran Church, Stoughton

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Horeb

  • Records of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Horeb, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Madison Norwegian Lutheran Church

  • Records of Madison Norwegian Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Roxbury

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

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton

  • Records of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Zion Lutheran Church, Madison

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

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Dane 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 Dane County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company G
- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company F
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies A, B, D, F, H, L and M
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company G (Men were listed in the Roster as being from the city of Albion, which could have been from the counties of Dane, Trempealeau or Jackson.)
- 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies A and D
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies E, H and K
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company F
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies A, B, D, F, and G
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies B, E and H

Naturalization and Citizenship

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Wisconsin, Dane County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse

Dane County's Administrative offices are located in the joint City-County Building at 210 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., directly south of the State Capitol.

This building houses the Register of Deeds office for the county. It is in this office that both deeds and vital records are filed.

Nearest public parking is approximately 2 blocks east in the city garage.

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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Societies

Dane County Area Genealogical Society
PO Box 5652
Madison, WI 53705-0652
Website

Dane County Historical Society
Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711
608-224-3605
Website

Cottage Grove Area Historical Society
Post Office Box 46
116 W. Reynolds St.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Dane County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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