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Guide to Brown County Wisconsin genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Brown County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 26, 1818
County Seat Green Bay
Courthouse
Address Brown County Courthouse
305 E Walnut Street
PO Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Phone: 920.448.4016


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County Information

Brown County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1814 1823 1820 1820 1824

Historical Facts

1818--Brown County was created 26 October 1818 from Michigan Territory.  County seat: Green Bay [1]

Populated Places

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.

Neighboring Counties

Calumet  • Door  • Kewaunee  • Manitowoc  • Oconto  • Outagamie  • Shawano

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Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

State Census
  • 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census Search indexed census.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 Wisconsin State Census Index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
Federal Census

Church Records

Lutheran
  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Green Bay, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

1823-1939: Circuit Court case files are available at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives & Area Research Center
Circuit Court Look-Up Request form $
Facebook Page

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

Land and Property

1820-1873: General Index to Deeds and Mortgages

1820-1902: Deeds  and Mortgages

1859-1980: Tax Rolls  available at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook Page

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Brown County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Brown County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company G
- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company H
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company D
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company H
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies F and G

World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Brown County WWII Army Enlistees from USGenWeb Archives:

Naturalization and Citizenship

1829 - 1984: Records are housed at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook
Name Searchable Index   
Citizenship Records 

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Online Records


1821-1976: Records available at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone:(920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook

Name Searchable Index 
Probate Record Request form 

Public Records

Repositories

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

Courthouse
Archives


Libraries
Museums
Societies

Brown County Historical Society
1008 South Monroe Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 437-1840
Website

Neville Public Museum
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303-2760
Phone: (920) 448-4460
Email: [1]
Website

The Neville Public Museum welcomes visitors to use the collections by appointment. The Neville Public Museum staff provides all possible assistance to users of the Neville’s collections. Requests for an appointment are made by email, mail, or telephone and may be limited by staff time, availability, and the nature of the request. A fee may also be charged.

White Pillars Museum, home of the De Pere Historical Society
403 North Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920) 336-3877
Email:[2]
Website

Green Bay Catholic Diocese Archives
P.O. Box 23825
Green Bay, WI 54305-3825
Phone: (920) 272-8187
Website

Bay Area Genealogical Society
PO Box 283
Green Bay, WI 54305-0283
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Brown County Clerk
305 E Walnut Street
PO Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Phone: 920-448-4016

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1846,
marriage records from 1821, death records from 1834
and land records

Clerk Court has divorce and court
records from 1832;

Register in Probate has probate
records from 1828; see Michigan for 1820-1830 census[2]

Pre-1907 Birth, Death, and Marriage registrations available at:

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook
Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms $

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records

1965 - 1984 Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984 at FamilySearch.org — index

Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brown County, Wisconsin, p.755