Florence County, Wisconsin Genealogy
Guide to Florence County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Florence County, Wisconsin|
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
|Founded||March 18, 1882|
|County Seat||Florence, Wisconsin|
|Address|| Florence County Courthouse|
501 Lake Avenue
Florence, WI 54121-0410
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 Historical Facts
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 5.1 Bible Records
- 5.2 Biography
- 5.3 Cemeteries
- 5.4 Census
- 5.5 Church History and Records
- 5.6 Court Records
- 5.7 Crime and Criminals
- 5.8 Directories
- 5.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 5.10 Gazetteers
- 5.11 Genealogy
- 5.12 History
- 5.13 Land and Property
- 5.14 Maps
- 5.15 Migration
- 5.16 Military History and Records
- 5.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 5.18 Newspapers
- 5.19 Obituaries
- 5.20 Periodicals
- 5.21 Probate Records
- 5.22 Repositories
- 5.23 Societies
- 5.24 Taxation
- 5.25 Vital Records
- 5.26 Voting Registers
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Florence County, Wisconsin Record Dates
Florence County Clerk
501 Lake Avenue
Florence, WI 54121-0410
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records;
Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records 
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.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / Localities
- Florence County Biographies WIGenWeb Project
- Florence County Cemeteries WIGenWeb Project
- Florence County Tombstone Photograph Pages USGenWeb Archives
- Census Information WIGenWeb Project
- 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.
- 1905 Index for the town of Commonwealth WIGenWeb Project
- 1905 Index for the town of Homestead WIGenWeb Project
Church History and Records
- Florence County Churches WIGenWeb Project
Crime and Criminals
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
- Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Florence County WIGenWeb Project
Military History and Records
Civil War service men from Florence 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 Florence County.
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I
- 1883 List of Pensioners - Veterans or dependents, Florence Co. USGenWeb Archives
World War I
- US Naval Deaths, World War I WIGenWeb Project
Naturalization and Citizenship
- Miscellaneous Naturalization Declarations USGenWeb Archives
Records 1882-1947 are housed at:
Archives Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2539
Facebook: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives Area Research Center
Citizenship Record Request form
- 1800 – 1987 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987 at Ancestry.com — images and index $
- 1848 – 1948 Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948 at FamilySearch — images
Archives, Libraries and Museums
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.
- 1826 - 1926 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1820 - 1907 Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1826 - 1908 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1836 - 1930 Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1973 - 1997 Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1973 - 1997 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997 at Ancestry.com — index/images $
- 1867 - 1907 Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1835 - 1968 Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1820 - 1907 Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1959 - 1997 Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997 at FamilySearch.org — index
- Florence County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Florence County WIGenWeb Project
- Florence County USGenWeb Archives
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Florence County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).