Waukesha County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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Vital records were not required until 1907. Before that time some civil records are available according to the dates below:
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Births are available circa 1860 - present<br>Death records are available circa 1872 - present<br>Marriage records are available circa 1846-present
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Records prior to the 1846 may be found in Milwaukee County
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Bible Records ====
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==== Biography ====  
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/cemeteries.php#waukesha List of Cemeries, Waukesha County Online Genealogy and Family History Library]<br>  
 
*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/cemeteries.php#waukesha List of Cemeries, Waukesha County Online Genealogy and Family History Library]<br>  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=51&countyId=3059 Find a Grave, map of Waukesha County Cemeries]  
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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]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3059 Find a Grave, list of Waukesha County Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3059 Find a Grave, list of Waukesha County Cemeteries]
  
==== Census ====  
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==== Census ====
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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==== Church History and Records ====
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Crime and Criminals ====
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==== Crime and Criminals ====
  
==== Directories ====  
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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.<br>"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. "
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==== Directories ====
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
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===== Germans  =====
 
===== Germans  =====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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==== History ====  
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==== History ====
  
 
*[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.
 
*[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 ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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).
 
*[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 ====  
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==== Military History and Records ====
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==== Military History and Records ====
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6677 Waukesha County Daily Freeman]&nbsp; ($ need ancestry.com subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6677 Waukesha County Daily Freeman]&nbsp; ($ need ancestry.com subscription)
  
==== Obituaries ====
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==== Periodicals ====  
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==== Probate Records ====
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==== Repositories ====
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
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===== County Courthouse =====
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
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===== Family History Centers =====
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===== County Courthouse =====
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Milwaukee Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
*[[Milwaukee Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
==== Societies ====  
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==== Societies ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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===== Birth =====
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===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
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===== Divorce =====
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===== Death =====  
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===== Death =====
  
==== Voting Registers ====a
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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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

Germans

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

==== Voting Registers ====a

Web Sites

References

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