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Online Records

County, Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded April 11, 1885
County Seat Crandon
Address Forest County Courthouse
200 E Madison Street
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715.478.2422
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County Courthouse

Forest County Courthouse
200 E Madison Street
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 715.478.2422

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death
and land records from 1885; Clerk Court has
divorce and court records; Register in Probate
has probate records[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1885--Forest County was created 11 April 1885 fromLanglade County.  County seat: Crandon [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 website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Florence  • Iron  • Langlade  • Marinette  • Oconto  • Oneida  • Vilas



Bible Records




Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property


Courtesy of the Crandon Public Library:


Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship



The Crandon Public Library in the city of Crandon has made an obituary database on its website. This index was begun by local and library volunteers and converted to an online database by the library. The index currently covers the years from 1909 – 1923, 2001 – 2003, and 2005. This is an ongoing project. There are nearly 1,800 records in the index. The data fields include last name, first name, age, newspaper, and date of publication. Click on the column header to sort the records.

Enter a surname in the search box to bring up a list of individuals with that name. You may request a copy of the obituary from the library for a small fee. As noted on the website, you may also request a copy of an obituary for someone who died in years not included in the index, if you have an approximate date of death.

Copies of the obituaries are available from the library.


Probate Records

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


Crandon High School Yearbooks:

1938, 1943, 1945-1948, 1950-1951, 1953, 1955, 1958-1961, 1963-1964


Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society
103 W. Jackson Street
P.O.Box 432
Phone:(715) 478-5900
Crandon, Wisconsin 54520

Forest History Association of Wisconsin
403 McIndoe St
Wausau, WI 54403-4746
Phone: 715-848-6143


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Forest County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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