Price County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Guide to Price 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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Price County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 26, 1879
County Seat Phillips
Courthouse
Address Phillips County Courthouse
126 Cherry Street
Phillips, WI 54555
Phone: 715.339.3325
Price County Courthouse


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County Information

Price County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1880 1880 1882 1881


County Courthouse

Price County Courthouse
126 Cherry Street
Phillips, WI 54555
Phone: 715.339.3325

Register of Deeds has birth and marriage records from 1880,
death records from 1884 and land records from 1867;
Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1882;
Register in Probate has Records from 1879;
County Clerk has marriage applications [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1879--Price County was created 26 February 1879 from Chippewa and Lincoln Counties.  County seat: Phillips [1]

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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Ashland  • Iron  • Lincoln  • Oneida  • Rusk  • Sawyer  • Taylor  • Vilas

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Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

State Census
  • 1855 - 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 - 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 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. 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, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
Federal Census

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

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

Price County Genealogical Society
165 Wyoming St
Phillips, WI 54555
Website


Price County Historical Society
W7213 Pine St
P.O. Box 156
Fifield, WI 54524-0156
Phone: 715-339-2254
Website


Jump River Valley Historical Society
N4519 Moonshine Alley
Catawba, WI 54515
Phone: 715-474-3453
Email:[1]
Website

Knox Creek Heritage Center
N4517 W Knox Rd
Brantwood, WI 54513
Phone: 715-564-2525

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Price County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content