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{{Wisconsin-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]&nbsp;&gt; Brown County''<br>
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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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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin Genealogy|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Brown_County,_Wisconsin|Brown County]]''
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{{Click|Image:WI_ORP.png|Wisconsin Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Brown County
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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = October 26
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| seat = [[Green Bay, Wisconsin|Green Bay]]
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| building address = [http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=6b052f1617e8 Brown County Courthouse]<br>305 E Walnut Street<br>PO Box 23600<br>Green Bay, WI 54305-3600<br>Phone: 920.448.4016<br>}}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:WI Brown.png|thumb|right|275px]]
  
[http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=6b052f1617e8 Brown County Courthouse]<br>305 E Walnut Street<br>PO Box 23600<br>Green Bay, WI 54305-3600<br>Phone: 920.448.4016<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth records from 1846, <br>marriage records from 1821, death records from 1834 <br>and land records; Clerk Court has divorce and court<br>records from 1832; Register in Probate has probate<br>records from 1828; see Michigan for&nbsp;1820-1830 census<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brown County, Wisconsin, p.755</ref>  
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=== County Information ===
 
[[Image:WI Brown.png|thumb|right|475px]]
 
  
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Brown County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
  
==== Parent County  ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1814
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1823
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1820
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
 
1818--Brown County was&nbsp;created 26 October 1818&nbsp;from Michigan Territory.&nbsp; County seat: Green Bay <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
1818--Brown County was&nbsp;created 26 October 1818&nbsp;from Michigan Territory.&nbsp; County seat: Green Bay <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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[[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]] {{•}}  
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[[Door County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Door]] {{•}} 
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[[Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Kewaunee]] {{•}} 
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[[Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Manitowoc]] {{•}} 
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[[Oconto County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Oconto]] {{•}} 
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[[Outagamie County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Outagamie]] {{•}} 
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[[Shawano County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Shawano]]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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<center>[[Image:{{WI Brown County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
  
*[[Calumet County, Wisconsin|Calumet]]
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==== Record Loss  ====
*[[Door County, Wisconsin|Door]]
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*[[Kewaunee County, Wisconsin|Kewaunee]]
 
*[[Manitowoc County, Wisconsin|Manitowoc]]
 
*[[Oconto County, Wisconsin|Oconto]]
 
*[[Outagamie County, Wisconsin|Outagamie]]
 
*[[Shawano County, Wisconsin|Shawano]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
==== Biography ====
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==== Biographies  ====
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==== Business Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibrown/cemetery.htm Brown County Cemetery List] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/brown.html Brown County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
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==== Census Records  ====
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=====State Census=====
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*'''1855''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 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.
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*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 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.
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*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
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=====Federal Census=====
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*'''1860''' -  [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/census/1860/ Brown County Census Index] USGenWeb Archives
  
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==== Church Records ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibrown/churches.htm List of Brown County Churches] WIGenWeb Project
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===== Lutheran  =====
  
*1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free Internet unindexed&nbsp;images to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443825 FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site.] This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
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:*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Green Bay, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
*1885 Wisconsin State Census&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443713 FamilySearch Record Search]&nbsp; Browse unindexed images.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.<br>
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==== Court Records  ====
  
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'''1823-1939:''' Circuit Court case files are available at:
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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'''[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br> Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br> Phone:(920) 465-2539<br> E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu<br>
  
==== Court Records  ====
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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives &amp; Area Research Center <br>[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/files/pdf/Circuitcourtcaselookup.pdf Circuit Court Look-Up Request form] $
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<br> [https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives/ Facebook Page]
  
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Directories ====
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*[[Green_Bay,_Wisconsin#City_Directories| Green Bay Wisconsin City Directories]]
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
===== Germans =====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
==== History ====
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==== Histories ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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'''1820-1873:''' General Index to Deeds and Mortgages
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'''1820-1902:''' Deeds &nbsp;and Mortgages
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'''1859-1980:''' Tax Rolls &nbsp;available at:
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'''[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br>Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br> Phone: (920) 465-2539<br> E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu<br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives/ Facebook Page]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Migration ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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==== Military Records ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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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. <br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company G <br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized]], Company D <br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies F and G<br><br>
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=====World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu391gmt.txt Brown County Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Military History and Records  ====
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=====World War II, 1941-1945=====
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Brown County WWII Army Enlistees from USGenWeb Archives:
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli18gmt.txt Surnames: Aanonsen-Boyea]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli19gmt.txt Surnames: Bradley-DeWitt]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli20gmt.txt Surnames: Deacon-Gawrylewski]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli21gmt.txt Surnames: Gegare-Hoskens]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli22gmt.txt Surnames: Houle-Klysen]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli23gmt.txt Surnames: Knapowski-Lytie]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli24gmt.txt Surnames: MacDonald-Nyswonger]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli25gmt.txt Surnames: O'Connor-Ritter]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli26gmt.txt Surnames: Robb-Srenaski]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli27gmt.txt Surnames: St. Laurent-Vanroy]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli28gmt.txt Surnames: Venus-Zuehlke]
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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'''1829 - 1984:''' Records are housed at:<br>
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'''[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br> Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br> Phone: (920) 465-2539<br> E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu <br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives/ Facebook]<br>
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[http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/ Name Searchable Index ]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/genealogy/citizenshipRecords.asp Citizenship Records]&nbsp;
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibrown/obits.htm Brown County Obituaries] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/brown.htm Brown County, USGenWeb Archives] Scroll Down to Obituaries
  
==== Periodicals ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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'''Online Records'''
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — images and index $
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*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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'''1821-1976:''' Records available at:
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'''[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/genealogy/probateRecords.asp Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br> Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br> Phone:(920) 465-2539<br> E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu
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<br> [https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives/ Facebook]
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[http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/ Name Searchable Index]&nbsp;<br>[http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/index.php/index/search?passed=true&collection=Probate%20Records&county=BROWN Probate&nbsp;Record Request form]&nbsp;<br>
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==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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===== Archives =====
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'''Brown County Historical Society'''<br>1008 South Monroe Avenue<br>Green Bay, WI  54301<br>Telephone: 920-437-1840<br>[http://www.browncohistoricalsoc.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
===== County Courthouse =====
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'''Neville Public Museum'''<br>210 Museum Place<br>Green Bay, WI 54303-2760<br>Telephone: 920-448-4460<br>E-mail: [mailto:BC_Museum_Collections@co.brown.wi.us BC_Museum_Collections@co.brown.wi.us]<br>[http://www.nevillepublicmuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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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.
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'''White Pillars Museum, home of the De Pere Historical Society'''<br>403 North Broadway<br>De Pere, WI 54115<br>Telephone: 920-336-3877<br>E-mail:[mailto:Info@DePereHistoricalSociety.org Info@DePereHistoricalSociety.org]<br>[http://deperehistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Green Bay Catholic Diocese Archives'''<br>PO Box 23825<br>Green Bay, WI 54305-3825<br>
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Telephone: 920-272-8187<br>[http://www.newcatholics.org/pg/resourcesArchives.tpl Website]<br><br>
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'''Bay Area Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 283<br>Green Bay, WI 54305-0283<br>
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[http://www.bayareagenealogicalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Green Bay Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
*[[Green Bay Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
==== Societies ====
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==== School Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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[http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=e4cd9418781e Brown County Clerk]<br>305 E Walnut Street<br>PO Box 23600<br>Green Bay, WI 54305-3600<br>Phone: 920-448-4016<br><br>
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[http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=e7fb85d94ba9 Register of Deeds] has birth records from 1846, <br>marriage records from 1821, death records from 1834 <br>and land records<br><br>
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[http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=6b052f1617e8 Clerk Court] has divorce and court<br>records from 1832; <br><br>
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[http://www.co.brown.wi.us/departments/?department=b419aa11d77d Register in Probate] has probate<br>records from 1828; see Michigan for&nbsp;1820-1830 census<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brown County, Wisconsin, p.755</ref> <br>
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Pre-1907 Birth, Death, and Marriage registrations available at:
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'''[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/ Archives and Area Research Center]'''<br>Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay <br>2420 Nicolet Dr. <br>Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 <br>Phone: (920) 465-2539 <br>E-mail: archives@uwgb.edu <br>[https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives/ Facebook] <br>[http://www.uwgb.edu/search/?q=Look-up+request+form&submit=Search Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms] $
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===== Birth Records =====
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*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1826 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/vitals/marriage/marriage.txt Brown County Marriages from the 1800's] USGenWeb Archives
  
===== Marriage  =====
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===== Divorce Records =====
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1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Divorce =====
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===== Death Records =====
  
===== Death =====
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*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/brown/vitals/deaths/death01.txt Selected Brown County, Wisconsin Deaths] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Voting Registers ====
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==== Voter Registration ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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==== Web Sites  ====
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/brown-county/ Brown County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibrown/ Brown County, GenWeb project]
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Brown|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 17:57, 10 September 2016

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 - 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 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
Telephone: 920-437-1840
Website

Neville Public Museum
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303-2760
Telephone: 920-448-4460
E-mail: BC_Museum_Collections@co.brown.wi.us
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
Telephone: 920-336-3877
E-mail:Info@DePereHistoricalSociety.org
Website

Green Bay Catholic Diocese Archives
PO Box 23825
Green Bay, WI 54305-3825
Telephone: 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