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Guide to Walworth 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

Walworth County Courthouse
100 W Walworth; PO Box 1001;
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: 262.741.4241 

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1845,
marriage and land records from 1839, death
records from 1872, bururial records from 1969,
divorce and court records from 1850 and probate 
records from 1800’s [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1836--Walworth County was created 7 December 1836 from Milwaukee County.  County seat: Elkhorn [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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Boone County, Illinois  • Jefferson  • Kenosha  • McHenry County, Illinois  • Racine  • Rock  • Waukesha



Bible Records




Church History and Records


Heart Prairie Lutheran Church

  • Records of Heart Prairie Lutheran Church, Walworth County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Spring Prairie

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

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property

Local Histories



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Walworth 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 Walworth County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company K
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies G and L
- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company F
- 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K
- 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- 13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies C and 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 Walworth, Wisconsin
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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