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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Iron County''''
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Guide to '''Iron 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]] '''Iron 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 = Iron County
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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1893
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| founded date = March 1
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| seat = [[Hurley, Wisconsin|Hurley]]
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| building image =
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| building address = <br>[http://www.co.iron.wi.gov/ Iron County Courthouse]<br>300 Taconite Street<br>Hurley, WI 54534-1546; <br>Phone. 715.561.3375 <br> }}
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[[Image:WI Iron.png|thumb|right|275px]]
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== County Information ==
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==== Iron County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
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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|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" |1886
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1893
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1886
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1893
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== Iron County Courthouse  ==
 
== Iron County Courthouse  ==
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<br>[http://www.co.iron.wi.gov/ Iron County Courthouse]<br>300 Taconite Street<br>Hurley, WI 54534-1546; <br>Phone. 715.561.3375 <br>  
 
<br>[http://www.co.iron.wi.gov/ Iron County Courthouse]<br>300 Taconite Street<br>Hurley, WI 54534-1546; <br>Phone. 715.561.3375 <br>  
  
Register&nbsp;of Deeds has birth, marriage, death <br>and land records from 1893; Clerk Court<br>has divorce and court records; Register <br>in Probate&nbsp;has probate records<ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Iron County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.co.iron.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=243&locid=180 Register&nbsp;of Deeds] has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1893; <br>[http://www.co.iron.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=264&locid=180 Clerk of Courts] has divorce and court records; <br>[http://www.co.iron.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=259&locid=180  Registrar in Probate] has probate records<ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Iron County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1893--Iron County was created 1 March 1893&nbsp;from [[Ashland County, Wisconsin|Ashland ]]County.&nbsp; County seat: Hurley <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1893--Iron County was created 1 March 1893&nbsp;from [[Ashland County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Ashland ]]County.&nbsp; County seat: Hurley <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  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Ashland County, Wisconsin|Ashland]]  
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[[Ashland County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Ashland]] {{•}} [[Gogebic County, Michigan Genealogy|Gogebic County, Michigan]] {{•}} [[Price County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Price]] {{•}} [[Vilas County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Vilas]]
*[[Gogebic County, Michigan|Gogebic County, Michigan]]  
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<center>[[Image:{{WI Iron County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
*[[Price County, Wisconsin|Price]]  
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*[[Vilas County, Wisconsin|Vilas]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/iron/cem.html Iron County Cemeteries] WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/cemeteries/photo-indexes/iron-kimball-stmarys.txt St. Mary's Cemetery, Kimberly Township (Hurley)] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/cemeteries/photo-indexes/iron-kimballtwp-shaareizadek.txt Shaarei Zadek Cemetery, Kimberly Township (Hurley)] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/cemeteries/photo-indexes/iron-knighttwp-hillside.txt Hillside Cemetery, Knight Township] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/iron.html Iron County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== 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.
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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*Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Iron County (USGenWeb Archives)
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/land/iron-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/land/iron-d-g.txt Surnames D-G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/land/iron-h-k.txt Surnames H-K]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/land/iron-l-o.txt Surnames L-O]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/land/iron-p-s.txt Surnames P-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/land/iron-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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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  ====
 
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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]
  
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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'''Iron County Historical Society'''<br>303 Iron Street<br>Hurley 54534-1356 <br> Phone: 715-561-2244<br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/Iron-County-Historical-Society-Museum-157734877617503/ Facebook]<br>
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'''Iron River Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 416<br>Cable 54821-0416<br>
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'''Mercer Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 638<br> Mercer WI 54547<br>Phone: 715 476-3462<br>
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[http://wigenweb.org/iron/hissoc.html '''Libraries and Societies of Iron County''']
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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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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===== 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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*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 =====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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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 =====
  
===== 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<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+Iron|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/iron-county/ Iron 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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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Iron|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://wigenweb.org/iron/ Iron County, WIGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/iron/iron.htm Iron County, USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Guide to Iron 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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Iron County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 1, 1893
County Seat Hurley
Courthouse
Address
Iron County Courthouse
300 Taconite Street
Hurley, WI 54534-1546;
Phone. 715.561.3375


WI Iron.png

County Information

Iron County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1886 1893 1900 1886 1893


Iron County Courthouse


Iron County Courthouse
300 Taconite Street
Hurley, WI 54534-1546;
Phone. 715.561.3375

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1893;
Clerk of Courts has divorce and court records;
Registrar in Probate has probate records[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1893--Iron County was created 1 March 1893 from Ashland County.  County seat: Hurley [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  • Gogebic County, Michigan  • Price  • Vilas

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Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

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.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

  • Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Iron County (USGenWeb Archives)

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

Iron County Historical Society
303 Iron Street
Hurley 54534-1356
Phone: 715-561-2244
Facebook

Iron River Historical Society
P.O. Box 416
Cable 54821-0416

Mercer Area Historical Society
PO Box 638
Mercer WI 54547
Phone: 715 476-3462

Libraries and Societies of Iron County

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 757 Iron County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).