Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy
Guide to Waupaca County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Waupaca County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
|Founded||17 February, 1851|
|County Seat||Waupaca, WI|
|Address|| Waupaca County Courthouse|
811 Hardin Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Waupaca County Courthouse
- 1 County Information
- 2 Historical Facts
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Bible Records
- 4.2 Biography
- 4.3 Cemeteries
- 4.4 Census
- 4.5 Church History and Records
- 4.6 Court Records
- 4.7 Crime and Criminals
- 4.8 Directories
- 4.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 4.10 Gazetteers
- 4.11 Genealogy
- 4.12 History
- 4.13 Land and Property
- 4.14 Maps
- 4.15 Migration
- 4.16 Military History and Records
- 4.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 4.18 Newspapers
- 4.19 Obituaries
- 4.20 Periodicals
- 4.21 Probate Records
- 4.22 Repositories
- 4.23 Societies
- 4.24 Taxation
- 4.25 Vital Records
- 4.26 Voting Registers
- 5 Websites
- 6 References
Waupaca County, Wisconsin Record Dates
Waupaca County Courthouse
811 Hardin Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1852;
Clerk of Circuit Courts has divorce records from 1907 and court records from 1880;
Register in Probate has probate records from 1857 
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
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.|
- Waupaca County Headstone Photo Index Waupaca County History and Genealogy Website. Use this index to find photos in specific cemeteries in the Tombstone Photograph Pages below. (WIGenWeb Project)
- Waupaca County Tombstone Photograph Pages Note: The above site is an alphabetical index. This site, arranged by cemetery, shows the actual photographs of the tombstones. USGenWeb Archives
- Waupaca County Census Transcriptions Both State and Federal. WIGenWeb Project
- 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.
- 1920 - 1920 Federal Census for Waupaca County, ED 125 (Caledonia Town) USGenWeb Archives
- 1920 - 1920 Federal Census for Waupaca County, ED 134 (Wyoming Town) USGenWeb Archives
- 1920 - 1920 Federal Census for Waupaca County, ED 147 (Ogdensburg Town) USGenWeb Archives
Church History and Records
- Waupaca County Churches WIGenWeb Project
- Records of the American Lutheran Church, Iola, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Trinity Lutheran Church, Dupont
- Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Dupont, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Crime and Criminals
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
- Waupaca County Land Records WIGenWeb Project
Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Waucapa County
Military History and Records
- Waupaca County, Wisconsin - Military Information Many links. WIGenWeb Project
Civil War service men from Waupaca 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 Waupaca County.
- - 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company M
- - 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- - 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company B
- - 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I
World War II
Army Enlistees from Waupaca County, Wisconsin
Naturalization and Citizenship
- Waupaca County, Wisconsin - Immigration & Naturalization Helpful links. WIGenWeb Project
Waupaca County, Wisconsin - Obituary & Death Notices (WIGenWeb Project)
- 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.
Waupaca Area Genealogical Society
Waupaca County Historical Society
Waupaca Historical Society
Clintonville Area Historical Society
Friends Of Scandinavia History (FOSH)
Iola Historical Society
Marion Area Historical Society
New London Heritage Historical Society
Rural Historical Society
- 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
- Waupaca County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Waupaca County Website Index WIGenWeb Project
- Waupaca County Archives USGenWeb Archives
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Waupaca County, Wisconsin
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).