Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Historical Facts
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Bible Records
- 4.2 Biography
- 4.3 Cemeteries
- 4.4 Census
- 4.5 Church History and Records
- 4.6 Court Records
- 4.7 Crime and Criminals
- 4.8 Directories
- 4.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 4.10 Gazetteers
- 4.11 Genealogy
- 4.12 History
- 4.13 Land and Property
- 4.14 Maps
- 4.15 Migration
- 4.16 Military History and Records
- 4.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 4.18 Newspapers
- 4.19 Obituaries
- 4.20 Periodicals
- 4.21 Probate Records
- 4.22 Repositories
- 4.23 Societies
- 4.24 Taxation
- 4.25 Vital Records
- 4.26 Voting Registers
- 5 Web Sites
- 6 References
Register of Deeds has births, marriage and deed records from 1850,
land and military records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate
and court records
Places / Localities
The Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website has a list of cemeteries by township (with transcriptions), a master list of surnames in cemeteries, and obituaries.
1850 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free searchable images to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
1860 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org1865 WIsconsin State Census - Only partial records are available.
1870 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1875 Wisconsin State Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1880 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1885 Wisconsin State Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1890 U.S. Federal Census - Records were destroyed by fire and are not avaiable for Manitowoc County.
1895 Wisconsin State Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1900 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1905 Wisconsin State Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1910 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1920 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
1930 U.S. Federal Census - Indexed records can be found on Familysearch.org
Church History and Records
Catholic church records for Manitowoc County churches can be found at the Green Bay Diocese Archives.
Crime and Criminals
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Archives, Libraries, and Museums
The Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website contains town, village, church, and school histories. A history of Manitowoc County is recorded from 1674-1911. Several photos of early Manitowoc County businesses are available. The main page of the Manitowoc Public Library under "History Links" also provides business and family photo collections for view.
Land and Property
Plat maps for Manitowoc County are available for 1872, 1893, and 1920. These maps can be found at the Manitowoc Public Library.
The Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website contains a current Manitowoc County Map, 1878 County Map, Plat Maps for 1872, 1878 and 1893, and a variety of other maps.
Military History and Records
Naturalization and Citizenship
Many Manitowoc County newspapers can be found at the Manitowoc Public Library. Further newspapers can be found at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison.
The Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Genealogy website includes links to newspaper indexes, news items from old newspapers, biographies, and newspaper articles on marriages and births.
Probate records for Manitowoc County are located at the courthouse in the city of Manitowoc. An card file index is also available.
Archives, Libraries and Museums
Manitowoc Public Library 707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Main Phone #: (920) 686-3000
See the library's Genealogy page for online and other collections.
Family History Centers
Tax rolls for Manitowoc County are located at the Green Bay Area Research Center.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).