Lincoln County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Lincoln County

Guide to Lincoln County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 4, 1874
County Seat Merrill
Courthouse
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
1110 E Main Street
Merrill, WI 54452-2554
Phone. 715.536,0312


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County Information

Lincoln County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1875 1875 1880 1867 1883

County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
1110 E Main Street
Merrill, WI 54452-2554
Phone. 715.536,0312

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records;
Register in Probate has probate records;
Clerk of Courts has court records[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1874--Lincoln County was created 4 March 1874 from Marathon County. County seat: Merrill [2]

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.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Langlade  • Marathon  • Oneida  • Price  • Taylor

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census
Federal Census

Church History and Records

Lutheran
  • Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Merrill, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War I
  • Wis Gold Star List Men from Lincoln County who died in service during World War. WIGenWeb project
World War II
Korea
Vietnam

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
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.

Societies

Merrill Historical Society
804 E 3rd St
Merrill, WI 54452
Telephone: 715-536-6606
Website

T. B. Scott Free Library
106 West First Street
Merrill, WI 54452
Telephone: 715-536-7191
Fax: 715-536-1705
E-mail:director@tbscottlibrary.org
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Lincoln County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).