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Guide to '''Forest 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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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin Genealogy|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Forest_County,_Wisconsin|Forest County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county =  County
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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1885
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| founded date = April 11
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| seat = [[Crandon, Wisconsin|Crandon]]
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| building address = [http://www.co.forest.wi.gov/ Forest County Courthouse]<br>200 E Madison Street<br>Crandon, WI 54520<br>Phone: 715.478.2422 <br>}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
[http://www.co.forest.wi.gov/ Forest County Courthouse]<br>200 E Madison Street<br>Crandon, WI 54520<br>Phone: 715.478.2422 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death <br>and land records from 1885; Clerk Court has <br>divorce and court records; Register in Probate<br>has probate records<ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Forest County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.forest.wi.gov/ Forest County Courthouse]<br>200 E Madison Street<br>Crandon, WI 54520<br>Phone: 715.478.2422 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death <br>and land records from 1885; Clerk Court has <br>divorce and court records; Register in Probate<br>has probate records<ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Forest County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
<br>{{Wisconsin-stub}}[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]&nbsp;&gt; Forest County [[Image:WI Forest.png|thumb|right|475px]]
 
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1885--Forest County was created 11 April 1885&nbsp;from[[Langlade County, Wisconsin|Langlade]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Crandon <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1885--Forest County was created 11 April 1885&nbsp;from[[Langlade County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Langlade]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Crandon <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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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]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Florence County, Wisconsin|Florence]]  
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[[Florence County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Florence]] {{•}} [[Iron County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Iron]] {{•}} [[Langlade County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Langlade]] {{•}} [[Marinette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marinette]] {{•}} [[Oconto County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Oconto]] {{•}} [[Oneida County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Oneida]] {{•}} [[Vilas County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Vilas]]
*[[Iron County, Wisconsin|Iron]]  
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<center>[[Image:{{WI Forest County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
*[[Langlade County, Wisconsin|Langlade]]  
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*[[Marinette County, Wisconsin|Marinette]]  
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*[[Oconto County, Wisconsin|Oconto]]  
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*[[Oneida County, Wisconsin|Oneida]]  
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*[[Vilas County, Wisconsin|Vilas]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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Courtesy of the Crandon Public Library:
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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*[http://www.crandonpl.org/1940-census/ 1940 Census Enumeration District Maps: Wisconsin, Forest County, ED21-1 - ED 21-19]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
The Crandon Public Library in the city of Crandon has made an [http://www.crandonpl.org/?page_id=325 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.<br>
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The Crandon Public Library in the city of Crandon has made an [http://www.crandonpl.org/?page_id=325 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.<br>  
  
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.<br>
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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.<br>  
  
 
Copies of the obituaries are available from the library.  
 
Copies of the obituaries are available from the library.  
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==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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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]
  
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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==== Schools  ====
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[http://content.mpl.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/cpl Crandon High School Yearbooks: ]
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1938, 1943, 1945-1948, 1950-1951, 1953, 1955, 1958-1961, 1963-1964
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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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
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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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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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===== Divorce Records =====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
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===== Death Records =====
  
===== 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<br>
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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  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Forest|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/forest-county/ Forest 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+Forest|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 17:01, 26 March 2015

Guide to Forest 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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Online Records


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

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 MapofUS.org 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

WI FOREST.JPG

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Courtesy of the Crandon Public Library:

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

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.

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Schools

Crandon High School Yearbooks:

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

Societies

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 757 Forest County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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