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{{Wisconsin-stub}}[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]&nbsp;&gt; Door County <br>
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Guide to '''Door 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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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin Genealogy|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Door_County,_Wisconsin|Door 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 = Door County
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| county_map =
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| state = Wisconsin
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| state_map = Wisconsin.png
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| latd =
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = February 11
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| seat = [[Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|Sturgeon Bay]]
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.co.door.wi.gov/ Door County Courthouse]<br>421 Nebraska Street<br>Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2204<br>Phone: 920.746.2200 <br>}}
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[[Image:WI Door.png|thumb|right|275px]]
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== County Information ==
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==== Door County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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|-
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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|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" |1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1856
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1857
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1861
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.door.wi.gov/ Door County Courthouse]<br>421 Nebraska Street<br>Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2204<br>Phone: 920.746.2200 <br>
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[http://www.co.door.wi.gov/ Door County Courthouse]<br>421 Nebraska Street<br>Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2204<br>Phone: 920.746.2200 <br>  
  
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, divorce, and land records from 1850; <br>Clerk Court has divorce records from 1900 and court records from 1860; <br>Register in Probate has probate records from 1863 <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Door County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.co.door.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=48&locid=137 Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage, divorce, and land records from 1850; <br>
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[http://www.co.door.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=32&locid=137 Clerk of Court] has divorce records from 1900 and court records from 1860; <br>
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[http://www.co.door.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=49&locid=137 Register in Probate] has probate records from 1863 <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Door County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
[[Image:WI Door.png|thumb|right|475px|WI Door.png]]
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== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1851--Door County was&nbsp;created 11 February 1851&nbsp;from[[Brown County, Wisconsin|Brown]] County.&nbsp;County seat: Sturgeon Bay <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1851--Door County was&nbsp;created 11 February 1851&nbsp;from[[Brown County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Brown]] County.&nbsp;County seat: Sturgeon Bay <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Washington Island including Detroit Harbor.
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*Liberty Grove (Town of), including villages of Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, and Sister Bay. Also old towns/areas include Rowleys Bay, Appleport, Hedgehog Harbor,&nbsp; North Bay, and North Port.
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*Baileys Harbor, including Peninsula Center
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*Gibraltor (Town of), including villages of Ephraim, Juddville, and Fish Creek. Horseshoe (Eagle) and Chamber Islands.
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*Jacksonport, including West Jacksonport.
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*Egg Harbor, including the village of Egg Harbor and Carlsville.
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*Sevastopol, including villages of Valmy, Institute, and Whitefish Bay.
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*Sturgeon Bay
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*Gardner, including Little Sturgeon Bay
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*Forestville, including Village of Forestville, Carnot, and Maplewood.
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*Nasawaupee, including Idlewild.
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*Union, including Shoemaker Point and Namur.
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*Brussels, including Rosiere and Kohlberg.
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*Clay Banks, including Vignes and Salona.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Kewaunee County, Wisconsin|Kewaunee]]
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*[[Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Kewaunee]]
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<center>[[Image:{{WI Door County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/biography/martin/ Index: History of Door County, Wisconsin, Together With Biographies Of Nearly Seven Hundred Families, Mention Of 4,000 Persons, Published in 1881] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/biography/holand/ History of Door County, Wisconsin: The County Beautiful, by Hjalmar R. Holand, Volumes 1 and 2] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/biography/1881ndex.txt Biographical Index: History of Door County, published in 1881] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/biography/1917vol2.txt Biographical Index: History of Door County, Wisconsin, The County Beautiful, Vol II, published in 1917] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipgs/PGS Peninsula Genealogical Society Website]&nbsp;- Door County Cemeteries indexed and many with photos linked to their stones.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipgs/PGS Peninsula Genealogical Society Website]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipgs/PGS/cemeteriesindexes.htm Door County Cemeteries] indexed and many with photos linked to their stones.
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/cemeteries/ Door County Cemeteries] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/door.html Tombstone Photograph Pages, Door County] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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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.
  
1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable index 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] 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.<br>
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=====Federal Census=====
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*'''1860''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/wi/door/1860/1860 Census, Door County (partial)] WIGenWeb Project
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*'''1870''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/wi/door/1870/1870 Census, Door County (complete)] WIGenWeb Project
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*'''1970''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/census/1870/ 1870 Census, Door County, with images] USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1880''' - [ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/wi/door/1880/ 1880 Census, Door County (complete)] WIGenWeb Project
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*'''1920''' - [ftp://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/wi/door/1920/ 1920 Census, Door County (complete)] WIGenWeb Project
  
1885 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable index to the 1885 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1443713] 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.<br>
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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==== Court Records&nbsp; ====
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Circuit Court case files, 1895-1987 available at:
  
==== Court 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>[https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives/ Facebook] $
  
 
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
 
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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===== Germans  =====
 
===== Germans  =====
 
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===== Norwegians=====
Norwegians - immigration to Door County, WI. Birth, immigration, marriage, death etc found in the digitized parish registers of Norway [http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_fylke=0&idx_kommune=Alle&idx_kilde=Alle&idx_periode=&idx_textsearch=&js=j www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read]
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_fylke=0&idx_kommune=Alle&idx_kilde=Alle&idx_periode=&idx_textsearch=&js=j Immigration to Door County, WI.] - Birth, immigration, marriage, death etc found in the digitized parish registers of Norway.
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
Door County Land Information Portal&nbsp;[http://map.co.door.wi.us/map/ map.co.door.wi.us/map/][[]] click on map and find past and current land information.<br>
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*[http://map.co.door.wi.us/map/ Door County Land Information Portal] - click on map and find past and current land information.<br>
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*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.IllAtlasDoorCo&isize=M The State of Wisconsin Collection Plat Maps 1899, 1900, 1914, and 1923] - Use "volume" forward feature to go to later years.<br><br>
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*Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Door County (USGenWeb Archives)
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/land/door-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/land/door-d-g.txt Surnames D-G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/land/door-h-k.txt Surnames H-K]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/land/door-l-o.txt Surnames L-O]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/land/door-p-s.txt Surnames P-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/land/door-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z]
  
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==== Maps  ====
  
The State of Wisconsin Collection Plat Maps 1899, 1900, 1914, and 1923.&nbsp;[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=header&id=WI.IllAtlasDoorCo&isize=M digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx] Use "volume" forward feature to go to later years.<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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=====Civil War=====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/civilgsl.htm Door County, Civil War Gold Star List] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/military/1883/doorpens.txt 1883 list of Pensioners or dependents, Door Co., WI] USGenWeb Archives
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/ww1gsl.htm Door County, World War I Gold Star List] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu401gmt.txt Door County Army Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/doorww2.htm Local men & women who served in the armed forces during WWII from Door County, WI.] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/ww2gsl.htm Door County, World War II Gold Star List] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/military/ww2/enlistment/door-ww2enlistees1.txt Door County, Army Enlistees, Surnames Abrahamson-Ludwikoski] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/military/ww2/enlistment/door-ww2enlistees2.txt Door County Army Enlistees, Surnames Maccomber, Zwicky] USGenWeb Archives
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/koreagsl.htm Door County, Korean War Gold Star List] WIGenWeb Project
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/vietnamgsl.htm Door County, Vietnam War Gold Star List] WIGenWeb Project
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=====Operation Iraqui Freedom=====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/oifgs.htm Door County, Operation Iraqui Freedom Gold Star List] WIGenWeb Project
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship&nbsp;  ====
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Declarations of Intention &amp; Naturalizations, 1861-1950 available at:
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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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://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/ Citizenship Request Forms] $
  
 
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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'''Online 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
  
 
==== 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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'''[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]
  
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
  
Peninsula Genealogical Society - The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipgs/PGS PGS Website] is striving to be a Door County Research Guide, including Cemetery indexes linked with photos of stones as an ongoing project, Pre-1907 Marriage and Death indexes, Obituary index, Bios, and family histories, and where to go to find other sources.  
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'''Door County Historical Society'''<br>Box, 71<br>2041 Michigan Street<br>Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235<br>Telephone: 920-421-2332<br><br>
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'''Door County Historical Society'''<br>4994 Ripp Rd<br>Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235<br> Telephone 920-743-4945<br>
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[http://www.doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Peninsula Genealogical Society'''<br>477 No. 6th Ave<br>Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235<br>E-mail:[mailto:pengensoc@yahoo.com pengensoc@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipgs/PGS/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Door County Historical Society'''<br>120 N Madison Ave<br>Sturgeon Bay 54235-3416<br><br>
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'''Sevastopol Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 501<br>Sturgeon Bay  WI 54235<br>[http://www.townofsevastopol.com/sevastopol-historical-society Website]<br><br>
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'''Sister Bay Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 34<br>Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234<br>Telephone: 920-854-7680<br>[http://sisterbayhistory.org/image-galleries/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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===== &nbsp;&nbsp;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>[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/genealogy/vitalRecords.asp Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms] $
  
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1826 - 1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/baptismal/ Door County Church Baptismal Records] WIGenWeb Archives
  
===== Death  =====
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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
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*'''Pre-1927''' [http://wigenweb.org/door/vitals/ Door County Marriage Index through 1927] WIGenWeb Project
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*'''1973 - 1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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===== Divorce Records  =====
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*'''1861 - 1886''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/door/divorce/cases.txt Early Door County Divorces] USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1965 - 1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== '''''Death Records''''' =====
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*'''1857 - 1933''' [http://wigenweb.org/door/death/ Door County, Wisconsin Death Index - 1857 - 1933] WIGenWeb Project
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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<br>
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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
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Door|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/door-county/ Door 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+]
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipgs/PGS Peninsula Genealogical Society]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Door|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipgs/PGS Peninsula Genealogical Society]
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*[http://doorcountylibrary.org/genealogy Door County Library / Genealogy&nbsp;]
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*[http://wigenweb.org/door/ Door County WIGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/door.htm Door County USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Facts
Founded February 11, 1851
County Seat Sturgeon Bay
Courthouse
Address Door County Courthouse
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2204
Phone: 920.746.2200


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County Information

Door County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1852 1856 1860 1857 1861

County Courthouse

Door County Courthouse
421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-2204
Phone: 920.746.2200

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, divorce, and land records from 1850;
Clerk of Court has divorce records from 1900 and court records from 1860;
Register in Probate has probate records from 1863 [1]


Historical Facts

Parent County

1851--Door County was created 11 February 1851 fromBrown County. County seat: Sturgeon Bay [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

  • Washington Island including Detroit Harbor.
  • Liberty Grove (Town of), including villages of Gills Rock, Ellison Bay, and Sister Bay. Also old towns/areas include Rowleys Bay, Appleport, Hedgehog Harbor,  North Bay, and North Port.
  • Baileys Harbor, including Peninsula Center
  • Gibraltor (Town of), including villages of Ephraim, Juddville, and Fish Creek. Horseshoe (Eagle) and Chamber Islands.
  • Jacksonport, including West Jacksonport.
  • Egg Harbor, including the village of Egg Harbor and Carlsville.
  • Sevastopol, including villages of Valmy, Institute, and Whitefish Bay.
  • Sturgeon Bay
  • Gardner, including Little Sturgeon Bay
  • Forestville, including Village of Forestville, Carnot, and Maplewood.
  • Nasawaupee, including Idlewild.
  • Union, including Shoemaker Point and Namur.
  • Brussels, including Rosiere and Kohlberg.
  • Clay Banks, including Vignes and Salona.

Neighboring Counties

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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

Lutheran
  • Records of Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records 

Circuit Court case files, 1895-1987 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 $

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans
Norwegians

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Operation Iraqui Freedom

Naturalization and Citizenship 

Declarations of Intention & Naturalizations, 1861-1950 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
Citizenship Request Forms $

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums 

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

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

Door County Historical Society
Box, 71
2041 Michigan Street
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
Telephone: 920-421-2332

Door County Historical Society
4994 Ripp Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Telephone 920-743-4945
Website

Peninsula Genealogical Society
477 No. 6th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
E-mail:pengensoc@yahoo.com
Website

Door County Historical Society
120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay 54235-3416

Sevastopol Historical Society
PO Box 501
Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Website

Sister Bay Historical Society
PO Box 34
Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234
Telephone: 920-854-7680
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

  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
Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Door County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content