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Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, and death records,
land records from 1835; Register in Probate has probate
records from 1838
Places / Localities
A database of many Catholic cemeteries for Milwaukee
can be found at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic cemeteries website.
Wisconsin State Census— The following Winconsin state censuses are digitized, indexed, and available on-line at FamilySearch.org: 1855, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905.
Church History and Records
Crime and Criminals
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
Archives, Libraries, and Museums
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
- School census record
- Territorial census records
- Ordination records of church clergy
- Published histories
Land and Property
Military History and Records
Naturalization and Citizenship
Archives, Libraries and Museums
Milwaukee Public Library
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
See the library's Genealogy page for online and other collections.
Family History Centers
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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