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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Kewaunee County'''  
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Guide to '''Kewaunee 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]] '''Kewaunee County'''
  
<br>[[Image:WI Kewaunee.png|thumb|right|250px]]  
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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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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = April 16
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| seat = [[Kewaunee, Wisconsin|Kewaunee]]
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| building address = <br>[http://www.wisconline.com/counties/kewaunee/ Kewaunee County Courthouse]<br>613 Dodge Street<br>Kewaunee, WI 54216<br>Phone: 920.388.7133 <br>}}
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== County Information ==
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==== Kewaunee 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" |1861
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1859
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1859
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>[http://www.wisconline.com/counties/kewaunee/ Kewaunee County Courthouse]<br>613 Dodge Street<br>Kewaunee, WI 54216<br>Phone: 920.388.7133 <br>  
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<br>[http://www.kewauneeco.org/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=652&locid=192 Kewaunee County Courthouse]<br>613 Dodge Street<br>Kewaunee, WI 54216<br>Phone: 920.388.7133 <br>  
  
Register of Deeds has birth and land records from 1873, <br>marriage and death records from 1874; Register in Probate<br>has probate records from 1867 <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Kewaunee County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.kewauneeco.org/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=670&locid=192 Register of Deeds] has birth and land records from 1873, <br>marriage and death records from 1874; <br>[http://www.kewauneeco.org/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=669&locid=192 Register in Probate] has probate records from 1867 <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Kewaunee County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1852--Kewaunee County was created 16 April 1852&nbsp;from[[Door County, Wisconsin|Door]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Kewaunee <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1852--Kewaunee County was created 16 April 1852&nbsp;from[[Door County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Door]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Kewaunee <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  ====
  
*[[Brown County, Wisconsin|Brown]]  
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[[Brown County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Brown]] {{•}} [[Door County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Door]] {{•}} [[Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Manitowoc]]
*[[Door County, Wisconsin|Door]]  
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<center>[[Image:{{WI Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
*[[Manitowoc County, Wisconsin|Manitowoc]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/kewaunee.html Kewaunee County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3022&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL| 351918|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3022 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/cemeteries/cemeteries.html WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Kewaunee+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Kewaunee&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/kewaunee.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/kewaun.htm WITombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/kewaunee.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://wisconsingravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=31 WVGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23133&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=40&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Wisconsin Cemeteries| Wisconsin Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== 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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*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/744954?availability=Family%20History%20Library Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, census, 1865]
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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''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/197623?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1905 Wisconsin state census index&nbsp;: Kewaunee County]
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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://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/census/ahanapee1860.html 1860 Federal Census, Ahnapee, Kewaunee County] WIGenWeb Project
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*'''1860''' - [http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/census/1860index.html 1860 Census, Kewaunee County, Surnames A-B only] WIGenWeb Project
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*'''1870''' - [http://usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/kewaunee.htm 1870 Federal Census, Kewaunee County, Images] Shows pages to consult for each county subdivision.  Click on ''Census'' to see links to page numbers. USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1890''' - [http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/census/1890veterans.html 1890 Census, Kewaunee County, Veterans Schedule] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/churches.html Kewaunee County Churches] with addresses and telephone numbers. WIGenWeb Project
  
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Court Records&nbsp; ====
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Records 1858-1950 are housed 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]<br>
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[http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/ Name Searchable Index ]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
  
 
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
 
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== History ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1463168?availability=Family%20History%20Library Early history of Kewaunee County]
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*[http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/history.html Kewaunee County History] WIGenWeb project
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==== Land and Property&nbsp; ====
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Tax Rolls, 1852-1985 are housed 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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1301436?availability=Family%20History%20Library Kewaunee County, Wisconsin land ownership map, 1895]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/land/1912platmap.txt 1912 Kewaunee County Plat  Map] USGenWeb Archives
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*Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Kewaunee County (USGenWeb Archives)
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/land/kewa-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/land/kewa-d-g.txt Surnames D-G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/land/kewa-h-k.txt Surnames H-K]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/land/kewa-l-o.txt Surnames L-O]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/land/kewa-p-s.txt Surnames P-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/land/kewa-t-z.txt Surnames ^-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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==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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Civil War service men from Kewaunee 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 Kewaunee County. <br>
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:- [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/5th_Regiment,_Wisconsin_Infantry, 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized], Company E
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:- [[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company E
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*[http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/civilwar.html Kewaunee County - Those Who Died in the Civil War] WIGenWeb Project
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship&nbsp; ====
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Records 1850-1950 are housed 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://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/index.php/index/search?passed=true&collection=Citizenship%20Records&county=KEWAUNEE Citizenship Record Request form] <br>
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/956336?availability=Family%20History%20Library  Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, naturalization records], 1850-1948 Viewable
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/newspaper/newspapers.html Newspapers in Luxemburg, Kewaunee and Algoma], WIGenWeb project
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*[http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/index.php/index/search?passed=true&collection=Citizenship%20Records&county=KEWAUNEE  Index of Kewaunee County History] from Algoma Record Herald (1873-1950) & Luxemburg News (1909-1950), WIGenWeb project
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*[http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/newspaper/newspaperarticles.html Newspaper Articles] WIGenWeb project
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/obits/herald.html Obituary Indices from the ''Algoma Record Herald''.] Includes alphabetical indices for 1873-1922, 1923-1949, 1950-1960, 1961-1970. WIGenWeb Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/obits/70sobits.txt 1971-1979 Obituary Index for ''Algoma Record Herald''] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/obits/80sobits.txt 1980-1989 Obituary Index fir ''Algoma Record Herald''] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/obits/obits2139.txt 1921-1939 Obituary Index for ''Kewaunee Enterprise'' newspaper] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/obits/kewennew.txt Obituary Index for''Kewaunee Enterprise'' newspaper] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/kewaunee.htm Selected Obits from Kewaunee County.] Scroll down to ''Obits.'' USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== 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  ====
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'''Kewaunee County Historical Society'''<br> 219 Steele Street<br> Algoma, WI 54201<br>Telephone: 920-487-2516<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikchs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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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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===== Birth Records  =====
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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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===== Death Records  =====
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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
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===== Divorce Records =====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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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 $
  
===== Divorce =====
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===== Marriage Records =====
  
===== Death  =====
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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 $
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Kewaunee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/kewaunee-county/ Kewaunee 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+Kewaunee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://wigenweb.org/kewaunee/ Kewaunee County, WIGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/kewaunee/kewaunee.htm Kewaunee County, USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 18:12, 28 December 2016

Guide to Kewaunee 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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County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 16, 1852
County Seat Kewaunee
Courthouse
Address
Kewaunee County Courthouse
613 Dodge Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216
Phone: 920.388.7133



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County Information

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1861 1859 1860 1856 1859

County Courthouse


Kewaunee County Courthouse
613 Dodge Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216
Phone: 920.388.7133

Register of Deeds has birth and land records from 1873,
marriage and death records from 1874;
Register in Probate has probate records from 1867 [1]


Historical Facts

Parent County

1852--Kewaunee County was created 16 April 1852 fromDoor County.  County seat: Kewaunee [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

Brown  • Door  • Manitowoc

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Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
Interment
WVGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census
Federal Census

Church History and Records

Court Records 

Records 1858-1950 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
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Name Searchable Index   

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property 

Tax Rolls, 1852-1985 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
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Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Kewaunee 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 Kewaunee County.

- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company E
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company E

Naturalization and Citizenship 

Records 1850-1950 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
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Citizenship Record Request form

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, naturalization records, 1850-1948 Viewable

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
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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

Kewaunee County Historical Society
219 Steele Street
Algoma, WI 54201
Telephone: 920-487-2516
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

Pre-1907 Birth, Death, and Marriage registrations available at:

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Kewaunee County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content