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Guide to '''Lincoln 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]] '''Lincoln 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 = Lincoln 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 = 1874
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| founded date = March 4
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| seat = [[Merrill, Wisconsin|Merrill]]
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>1110 E Main Street<br>Merrill, WI 54452-2554<br>Phone. 715.536,0312 <br><br> }}
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[[Image:WI Lincoln.png|thumb|right|275px]]
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== County Information ==
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==== Lincoln 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" |1875
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1875
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1883
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
{{Wisconsin-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]&nbsp;&gt; Lincoln County''<br>[http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>1110 E Main Street<br>Merrill, WI 54452-2554<br>Phone. 715.536,0312 <br><br>
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[http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>1110 E Main Street<br>Merrill, WI 54452-2554<br>Phone. 715.536,0312 <br><br>  
 
 
Register of Deeds has marriage and land records;<br>Register in Probate has probate records; <br>Clerk Court has court records<ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Lincoln County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
  
<br><br>[[Image:WI Lincoln.png|thumb|right|475px]]
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[http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/?department=aa384fe82c0c Register of Deeds] has marriage and land records;<br>
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[http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/?department=ce16d13cd071 Register in Probate] has probate records; <br>
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[http://www.co.lincoln.wi.us/departments/?department=d30b1e017c15 Clerk of Courts] has court records<ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Lincoln County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1874--Lincoln County was created 4 March 1874&nbsp;from [[Marathon County, Wisconsin|Marathon]] County.&nbsp;County seat: Merrill <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1874--Lincoln County was created 4 March 1874&nbsp;from [[Marathon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marathon]] County.&nbsp;County seat: Merrill <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  ====
  
*[[Langlade County, Wisconsin|Langlade]]  
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[[Langlade County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Langlade]] {{•}} [[Marathon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marathon]] {{•}} [[Oneida County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Oneida]] {{•}} [[Price County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Price]] {{•}} [[Taylor County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Taylor]]
*[[Marathon County, Wisconsin|Marathon]]  
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*[[Oneida County, Wisconsin|Oneida]]  
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<center>[[Image:{{WI Lincoln County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
*[[Price County, Wisconsin|Price]]  
 
*[[Taylor County, Wisconsin|Taylor]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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=3026&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|429712|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=3026 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/Miscellaneous.htm WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lincoln+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=Lincoln&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/lincoln.html WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/lincoln.htm WITombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23137&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&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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*'''1855''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/1855Census.htm 1855 State Census, Marathon County] NOTE:  At this time, Lincoln County was a part of Marathan County. WIGenWeb Project
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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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*'''1905''' -[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/1905Census.htm 1905 Census for Lincoln County] WIGenWeb Project
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=====Federal Census=====
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*'''1870''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/1870JennyCensus.htm 1870 Census, Jenny, Marathon County] NOTE:  At this time Lincoln County was part of Marathon County. WIGenWeb Project
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*'''1900''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/1900Census.htm 1900 Census for Lincoln County by Township] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Merrill, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
 
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
  
==== Directories ====
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==== Directories ====
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*[[Merrill,_Wisconsin#City_Directories| Merrill, Wisconsin City Directories]]
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== History ====
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==== History ====
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*[[Merrill,_Wisconsin#History| Merrill, Wisconsin History]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/Stories.htm History Stories] WIGenWeb project
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Lincoln County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
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=====Civil War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/civilwar.htm Civil War Veterans] Compiled from the 1895 and 1905 censuses. WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/1890census.htm 1890 census]  Additional names of Civil War Veterans from the  census. WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/1884roster.htm G.A.R. roster of Merrill - as of 1884] WIGenWeb project
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/goldstarww1.htm Wis Gold Star List] Men from Lincoln County who died in service during World War. WIGenWeb project
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=====World War II=====
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=====Korea=====
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=====Vietnam=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/VietNam.htm Viet Nam Casualties] WIGenWeb project
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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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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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
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*[[Merrill,_Wisconsin#Libraries| Merrill, Wisconsin Libraries]]
  
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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==== Societies ====
  
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'''Merrill Historical Society'''<br> 804 E 3rd St<br> Merrill, WI 54452<br>Telephone: 715-536-6606<br>[http://www.merrillhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''T. B. Scott Free Library'''<br>106 West First Street<br>Merrill, WI 54452<br>Telephone: 715-536-7191<br>Fax: 715-536-1705<br>E-mail:[mailto:director@tbscottlibrary.org director@tbscottlibrary.org]<br>[http://tbscottlibrary.org/Genealogy-local-history Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/First100.htm Lincoln County First 100 Births, Marriages and Deaths] WIGenWeb Project
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/BirthsPre1907.htm Pre-1907 Birth Records, Lincoln County, Index] WIGenWeb Project
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/MarriagesPre1907.htm Pre-1907 Marriage Records, Lincoln County, Index] WIGenWeb Project
  
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===== 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 =====
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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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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/DeathsPre1907.htm Pre-1907 Death Records, Lincoln County, Index] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/lincoln-county/ Lincoln 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+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilincol/ Lincoln County, WIGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/lincoln.htm Lincoln County, USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 19:01, 28 December 2016

Guide to Lincoln 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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Lincoln County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 4, 1874
County Seat Merrill
Courthouse
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
1110 E Main Street
Merrill, WI 54452-2554
Phone. 715.536,0312


WI Lincoln.png

County Information

Lincoln County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1875 1875 1880 1867 1883


County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
1110 E Main Street
Merrill, WI 54452-2554
Phone. 715.536,0312

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records;
Register in Probate has probate records;
Clerk of Courts has court records[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1874--Lincoln County was created 4 March 1874 from Marathon County. County seat: Merrill [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

Langlade  • Marathon  • Oneida  • Price  • Taylor

WI LINCOLN.JPG

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
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census
Federal Census

Church History and Records

Lutheran
  • Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Merrill, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War I
  • Wis Gold Star List Men from Lincoln County who died in service during World War. WIGenWeb project
World War II
Korea
Vietnam

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

Merrill Historical Society
804 E 3rd St
Merrill, WI 54452
Telephone: 715-536-6606
Website

T. B. Scott Free Library
106 West First Street
Merrill, WI 54452
Telephone: 715-536-7191
Fax: 715-536-1705
E-mail:director@tbscottlibrary.org
Website

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 758 Lincoln County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content