Waukesha County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Waukesha County Courthouse<br>1320 Pewaukee Road<br>Waukesha, WI 53188<br>Phone: 262.548.7010 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth records from 1860, <br>marriage records from 1846, death records from 1879 <br>and land records; Clerk Court has divorce records<br>from 1847 and court records from 1962; Register in <br>probate has probate records from 1846; County Clerk<br>has marriage applications from 1899 <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p 760 Waukesha County, Wisconsin.</ref>
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== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1846--Waukesha County was created 31 January 1846&nbsp;from &lt;a href="Milwaukee County, Wisconsin"&gt;Milwaukee&lt;/a&gt; County. County seat: Waukesha <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1846--Waukesha County was created 31 January 1846&nbsp;from [[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|Milwaukee]] County. County seat: Waukesha <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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/townships.php"&gt;Towns, Villages and Townships&lt;/a&gt; - Waukesha County Online Genealogy and Family History Library<br>  
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/townships.php Towns, Villages and Townships] - Waukesha County Online Genealogy and Family History Library<br>  
*&lt;a href="http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/waukesha/"&gt;Waukesha County Gazatteer&lt;/a&gt; -&nbsp; Wi Home Town Locator
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*[http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/waukesha/ Waukesha County Gazatteer] -&nbsp; Wi Home Town Locator
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*&lt;a href="Dodge County, Wisconsin"&gt;Dodge&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Dodge County, Wisconsin|Dodge]]
*&lt;a href="Jefferson County, Wisconsin"&gt;Jefferson&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Jefferson County, Wisconsin|Jefferson]]
*&lt;a href="Milwaukee County, Wisconsin"&gt;Milwaukee&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|Milwaukee]]
*&lt;a href="Ozaukee County, Wisconsin"&gt;Ozaukee&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Ozaukee County, Wisconsin|Ozaukee]]
*&lt;a href="Racine County, Wisconsin"&gt;Racine&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Racine County, Wisconsin|Racine]]
*&lt;a href="Walworth County, Wisconsin"&gt;Walworth&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Walworth County, Wisconsin|Walworth]]
*&lt;a href="Washington County, Wisconsin"&gt;Washington&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Washington County, Wisconsin|Washington]]
  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/cemeteries.php#waukesha"&gt;List of Cemeries, Waukesha County Online Genealogy and Family History Library&lt;/a&gt;<br>  
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/cemeteries.php#waukesha List of Cemeries, Waukesha County Online Genealogy and Family History Library]<br>  
*&lt;a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&amp;stater=51&amp;countyId=3059"&gt;Find a Grave, map of Waukesha County Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=51&countyId=3059 Find a Grave, map of Waukesha County Cemeteries]
*&lt;a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScnty=3059"&gt;Find a Grave, list of Waukesha County Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3059 Find a Grave, list of Waukesha County Cemeteries]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
*&lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028871627"&gt;The History of Waukesha County, Wisconsin&lt;/a&gt;. Chicago&nbsp;: Western Historical Company. Containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and Constitution and of the Constitution of the United States (1880). &nbsp; Online at Internet Archives www.archive.org.
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028871627 The History of Waukesha County, Wisconsin]. Chicago&nbsp;: Western Historical Company. Containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and Constitution and of the Constitution of the United States (1880). &nbsp; Online at Internet Archives www.archive.org.
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*&lt;a href="http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/maps/countymap,cfips,133,c,waukesha.cfm"&gt;Overlay of Waukesha County outline over google map.&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp; Wi Home Town Locator.  
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*[http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/maps/countymap,cfips,133,c,waukesha.cfm Overlay of Waukesha County outline over google map.]&nbsp; Wi Home Town Locator.  
*&lt;a href="http://maps.waukeshacounty.gov/imf/imf.jsp?site=waukesha"&gt;Waukesha County Internet Mapping Site&lt;/a&gt;.&nbsp; Shows Townships, Towns, Roads. (Need high speed connection and disable any pop-up blockers.)&nbsp;  
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*[http://maps.waukeshacounty.gov/imf/imf.jsp?site=waukesha Waukesha County Internet Mapping Site].&nbsp; Shows Townships, Towns, Roads. (Need high speed connection and disable any pop-up blockers.)&nbsp;  
*&lt;a href="http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/uploadedFiles/Media/PDF/Parks_and_Land_Use/Planning_and_Zoning/Plat_Book/2009%20Waukesha%20WI%20Plat%20Book%20Legend%20and%20Index.pdf"&gt;Download PDF of&nbsp; Plat Map Index of Waukesha County&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp; Showing Townships (2 pages).
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*[http://www.waukeshacounty.gov/uploadedFiles/Media/PDF/Parks_and_Land_Use/Planning_and_Zoning/Plat_Book/2009%20Waukesha%20WI%20Plat%20Book%20Legend%20and%20Index.pdf Download PDF of&nbsp; Plat Map Index of Waukesha County]&nbsp; Showing Townships (2 pages).
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*&lt;a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6677"&gt;Waukesha County Daily Freeman&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp; ($ need ancestry.com subscription)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6677 Waukesha County Daily Freeman]&nbsp; ($ need ancestry.com subscription)
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers"&gt;Introduction to LDS Family History Centers&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Kettle Moraine Wisconsin Family History Center"&gt;Kettle Moraine Wisconsin Family History Center&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Kettle Moraine Wisconsin Family History Center]]
*&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Milwaukee Wisconsin Family History Center"&gt;Milwaukee Wisconsin Family History Center&lt;/a&gt;
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*[[Milwaukee Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Waukesha|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*&lt;a href="http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/"&gt;Waukesha County Online Genealogy and Family History Library&lt;/a&gt;<br>  
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/ Waukesha County Online Genealogy and Family History Library]<br>  
*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/waukesha.htm"&gt;US GenWeb Archives, Waukesha County&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/waukesha.htm US GenWeb Archives, Waukesha County]
*&lt;a href="http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WI/Waukesha/"&gt;Linkpendium Waukesha County&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WI/Waukesha/ Linkpendium Waukesha County]
*&lt;a href="http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/"&gt;WI GenWeb Waukesha County&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/ WI GenWeb Waukesha County]
*&lt;a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwcgs/"&gt;Waukesha County Genealogical Society&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwcgs/ Waukesha County Genealogical Society]
*&lt;a href="http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Wisconsin/Waukesha/Default.aspx"&gt;ancestry.com&nbsp; Waukesha County Search&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp; ($ need ancestry.com subscription)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Wisconsin/Waukesha/Default.aspx ancestry.com&nbsp; Waukesha County Search]&nbsp; ($ need ancestry.com subscription)  
*&lt;a href="http://www.cyndislist.com/wi.htm"&gt;Cyndi's List Wisconsin Page&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (scroll down or search down to "Waukesha")  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/wi.htm Cyndi's List Wisconsin Page]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (scroll down or search down to "Waukesha")  
*&lt;a href="http://www.genealogytoday.com/roots/live.mv?xc=RootsDocumentbyGEO&amp;xo=dirgeo&amp;gc=USA%7CWI%7CWaukesha&amp;xz=earth"&gt;Live Roots - Waukesha County Page&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.genealogytoday.com/roots/live.mv?xc=RootsDocumentbyGEO&xo=dirgeo&gc=USA%7CWI%7CWaukesha&xz=earth Live Roots - Waukesha County Page]
*&lt;a href="http://genealogytrails.com/wis/waukesha/"&gt;Wis Genealogy Trails - Waukesha County Page&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/waukesha/ Wis Genealogy Trails - Waukesha County Page]
  
 
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Contents

Historical Facts

Parent County

1846--Waukesha County was created 31 January 1846 from Milwaukee County. County seat: Waukesha [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Vital records were not required until 1907. Before that time some civil records are available according to the dates below:

Births are available circa 1860 - present
Death records are available circa 1872 - present
Marriage records are available circa 1846-present

Records prior to the 1846 may be found in Milwaukee County

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Newspaper clipping from Waukesha Daily Paper; dated 6 January 1952; entitled: 1840 Date of First Death Recorded in Merton Town. Was the second in a series of articles tracing the history of Merton. Taken from a paper presenting to the Waukesha county historical society by William Kuntz. This is only a snipit of the article.
"In 1840 the first death occurred in the town of Merton. It was that of Martin Molster, who died in January of that year. Tragedy stalked the shores of Lake Keesus where two young men were drowned while bathing in the lake. They had been employed in a maple sugar camp nearby. "

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

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Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

  • The History of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Chicago : Western Historical Company. Containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and Constitution and of the Constitution of the United States (1880).   Online at Internet Archives www.archive.org.

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

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Web Sites

References

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