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Guide to Brown County Wisconsin genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin Genealogy|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Brown_County,_Wisconsin|Brown County]]''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=6b052f1617e8 Brown County Courthouse]<br>305 E Walnut Street<br>PO Box 23600<br>Green Bay, WI 54305-3600<br>Phone: 920.448.4016<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth records from 1846, <br>marriage records from 1821, death records from 1834 <br>and land records; Clerk Court has divorce and court<br>records from 1832; Register in Probate has probate<br>records from 1828; see Michigan for&nbsp;1820-1830 census<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brown County, Wisconsin, p.755</ref>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Brown County
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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = October 26
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| seat = [[Green Bay, Wisconsin|Green Bay]]
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| building address = [http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=6b052f1617e8 Brown County Courthouse]<br>305 E Walnut Street<br>PO Box 23600<br>Green Bay, WI 54305-3600<br>Phone: 920.448.4016<br>}}
  
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== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
 
1818--Brown County was&nbsp;created 26 October 1818&nbsp;from Michigan Territory.&nbsp; County seat: Green Bay <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
1818--Brown County was&nbsp;created 26 October 1818&nbsp;from Michigan Territory.&nbsp; County seat: Green Bay <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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[[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]] {{•}}  
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[[Door County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Door]] {{•}} 
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[[Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Kewaunee]] {{•}} 
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[[Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Manitowoc]] {{•}} 
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[[Oconto County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Oconto]] {{•}} 
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[[Outagamie County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Outagamie]] {{•}} 
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[[Shawano County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Shawano]]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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<center>[[Image:{{WI Brown County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
  
*[[Calumet County, Wisconsin|Calumet]]
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==== Record Loss  ====
*[[Door County, Wisconsin|Door]]
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*[[Kewaunee County, Wisconsin|Kewaunee]]
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*[[Manitowoc County, Wisconsin|Manitowoc]]
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*[[Oconto County, Wisconsin|Oconto]]
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*[[Outagamie County, Wisconsin|Outagamie]]
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*[[Shawano County, Wisconsin|Shawano]]
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== Resources  ==
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For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-counties/#courthouse Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
==== Biography ====
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==== Biographies  ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Census Records ====
  
 
*1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free Internet unindexed&nbsp;images to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443825 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
 
*1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free Internet unindexed&nbsp;images to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443825 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
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*1885 Wisconsin State Census&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443713 FamilySearch Record Search]&nbsp; Browse unindexed images.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.<br>
 
*1885 Wisconsin State Census&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443713 FamilySearch Record Search]&nbsp; Browse unindexed images.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.<br>
  
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==== Church Records  ====
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===== Lutheran  =====
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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:*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Green Bay, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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'''1823-1939:''' Circuit Court case files are available at:
  
==== Directories  ====
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'''[http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br> Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br> Phone:(920) 465-2539<br> E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu<br>
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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Facebook: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives &amp; Area Research Center <br>Circuit Court Look-Up Request form available at:&nbsp; http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/requests/
  
===== Germans =====
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*[[Green_Bay,_Wisconsin#City_Directories]]
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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Genealogy ====
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==== History ====
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===== Local Histories =====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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'''1820-1873:''' General Index to Deeds and Mortgages
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'''1820-1902:''' Deeds &nbsp;and Mortgages
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'''1859-1980:''' Tax Rolls &nbsp;available at:
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'''[http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br>Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br> Phone: (920) 465-2539<br> E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu<br>
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Facebook: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives Area Research Center
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Migration  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
  
==== Military History and Records  ====
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Civil War service men from Brown 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 Brown County. <br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company G <br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized]], Company D <br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies F and G
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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'''1829 - 1984:''' Records are housed at:<br>
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'''[http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br> Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br> Phone: (920) 465-2539<br> E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
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Facebook:&nbsp; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives &amp; Area Research Center
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[http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/ Name Searchable Index ]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>[http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/requests/ Citizenship Record Request]&nbsp;
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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'''1821-1976:''' Records available at:
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'''[http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br> Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br> Phone:(920) 465-2539<br> E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
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<br> Facebook:&nbsp; University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives &amp; Area Research Center
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[http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/ Name Searchable Index]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/requests/ Probate&nbsp;Record Request form]&nbsp;<br>
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==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Green Bay Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
*[[Green Bay Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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[http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=6b052f1617e8 Brown County Courthouse]<br>305 E Walnut Street<br>PO Box 23600<br>Green Bay, WI 54305-3600<br>Phone: 920.448.4016<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth records from 1846, <br>marriage records from 1821, death records from 1834 <br>and land records; Clerk Court has divorce and court<br>records from 1832; Register in Probate has probate<br>records from 1828; see Michigan for&nbsp;1820-1830 census<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brown County, Wisconsin, p.755</ref>
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'''[http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br>Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay <br>2420 Nicolet Dr. <br>Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 <br>Phone: (920) 465-2539 <br>E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu <br>Website: www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/ <br>Facebook: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives &amp; Area Research Center <br>Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms available at:&nbsp; http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/requests/<br>&nbsp;
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===== Birth Records =====
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*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1826 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Marriage  =====
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===== Divorce Records =====
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1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Divorce =====
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===== Death =====
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*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
==== Voting Registers ====
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==== Voter Registration ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/brown-county/ Brown County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Brown|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Brown County Wisconsin genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Brown County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 26, 1818
County Seat Green Bay
Courthouse
Address Brown County Courthouse
305 E Walnut Street
PO Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Phone: 920.448.4016
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Contents

Historical Facts

1818--Brown County was created 26 October 1818 from Michigan Territory.  County seat: Green Bay [1]

Populated Places

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.

Neighboring Counties

Calumet  • Door  • Kewaunee  • Manitowoc  • Oconto  • Outagamie  • Shawano

WI BROWN.JPG

Record Loss

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

  • 1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free Internet unindexed images to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census  FamilySearch Record Search  Browse unindexed images.  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.

Church Records

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

Court Records

1823-1939: Circuit Court case files are available at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu

Facebook: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives & Area Research Center
Circuit Court Look-Up Request form available at:  http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/requests/

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Land and Property

1820-1873: General Index to Deeds and Mortgages

1820-1902: Deeds  and Mortgages

1859-1980: Tax Rolls  available at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu

Facebook: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives Area Research Center

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Brown 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 Brown County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company G
- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company H
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company D
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company H
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies F and G
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

1829 - 1984: Records are housed at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu


Facebook:  University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives & Area Research Center

Name Searchable Index   
Citizenship Record Request 

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

1821-1976: Records available at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu


Facebook:  University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives & Area Research Center

Name Searchable Index 
Probate Record Request form 

Public Records

Repositories

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

Courthouse
Archives


Libraries
Museums
Societies
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.

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Brown County Courthouse
305 E Walnut Street
PO Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Phone: 920.448.4016

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1846,
marriage records from 1821, death records from 1834
and land records; Clerk Court has divorce and court
records from 1832; Register in Probate has probate
records from 1828; see Michigan for 1820-1830 census[2]

Pre-1907 Birth, Death, and Marriage registrations available at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Website: www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/
Facebook: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives & Area Research Center
Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms available at:  http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/requests/
 

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records

1965 - 1984 Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984 at FamilySearch.org — index

Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brown County, Wisconsin, p.755

 

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