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Contents

Historical Facts

Parent County

1834--Milwaukee County was created 6 September 1834 from Brown and Iowa Counties.
County seat: Milwaukee [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Wisconsin State Census— The following Winconsin state censuses are digitized, indexed, and available on-line at FamilySearch.org1855, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Fold3.com ($) has Milwaukee City Directories 1861-1892 (3 yrs. missing) available online. The collection is part of Fold3.com's "premium content" which requires a subscription to view, or can be viewed for free at a Family History Center.

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
Societies

Volga Germans had many settlements in Racine county. To find out more about Volga Germans click here. This site gives resources to help you with your Volga German research, including a mailing list to help you communicate with others in the same ethnic group. They have indexed and made searchable over 100,000 names. You can search by name or village name and the search leads you to sites where that name or village can be found.

The Milwaukee Historical Society has many useful records that may help you in your German or other nationality research.

The record types available here are:

  • Civil War Rosters *Jail records *Marriage record index *Manuscripts *Newspapers *Naturalization *School census record *Territorial census records *Ordination records of church clergy *Published histories

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Milwaukee Public Library

814 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 286-3000

See the library's Genealogy page for online and other collections.

County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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