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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Milwaukee County'''  
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Guide to '''Milwaukee 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]] '''Milwaukee County'''
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== County Information ==
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==== Milwaukee 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" |1835
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1836
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1836
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://county.milwaukee.gov/Milwaukee%20County7699.htm Milwaukee County Courthouse]<br>901 N 9th Street<br>Milwaukee, WI 53233<br>Phone: 414.278.4987 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, and death records, <br>land records from 1835; Register in Probate has probate <br>records from 1838<ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://county.milwaukee.gov/Milwaukee%20County7699.htm Milwaukee County Courthouse]<br>901 N 9th Street<br>Milwaukee, WI 53233<br>Phone: 414.278.4987 <br><br>[http://county.milwaukee.gov/RegisterofDeeds7722.htm Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage, and death records, <br>land records from 1835; <br>[http://county.milwaukee.gov/Courts/ClerkOfCourt.htm Register in Probate] has probate records from 1838<ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1834--Milwaukee County was created 6 September 1834&nbsp;from [[Brown County, Wisconsin|Brown]] and [[Iowa County, Wisconsin|Iowa]] Counties.<br>County seat: Milwaukee <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1834--Milwaukee County was created 6 September 1834&nbsp;from [[Brown County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Brown]] and [[Iowa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Iowa]] Counties.<br>County seat: Milwaukee <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  ====
  
*[[Ozaukee County, Wisconsin|Ozaukee]]  
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[[Ozaukee County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Ozaukee]] {{•}} [[Racine County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Racine]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Washington]] {{•}} [[Waukesha County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waukesha]]
*[[Racine County, Wisconsin|Racine]]  
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*[[Washington County, Wisconsin|Washington]]  
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<center>[[Image:{{WI Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
*[[Waukesha County, Wisconsin|Waukesha]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/milw.htm Biography Records] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[[Milwaukee,_Wisconsin#Cemeteries|Milwaukee Wisonsin Cemeteries]]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/milw.htm USGenWeb Archives] has a list and links to cemetery records.
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkedeaths.php Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library] has links to cemeteries, transcribed obituaries and free online death indexes.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/milwaukee.html Milwaukee County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
===== Catholic Cemeteries  =====
 
===== Catholic Cemeteries  =====
  
A [http://www.cemeteries.org/genealogy.asp database of&nbsp;many Catholic cemeteries] for Milwaukee  
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*A [http://www.cemeteries.org/Genealogy-Search.htm Genealogy Search form] for Catholic cemeteries in Milwaukee is provided by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.<br>
  
can be found at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic cemeteries website.  
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==== Census  ====
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=====Wisconsin State Censuis=====
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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.
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=====Federal Census=====
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*'''1850''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/census/1850/ 1850 Federal Census for Milwaukee County]
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*'''1860''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/census/1860/milwaukee/ward2/ 1860 Federal Census for Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, Ward 2]
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*'''1860''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/census/1860/milwaukee/ward3/ 1860 Federal Census for Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, Ward 3]
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*'''1860''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/census/1860/milwaukee/ward9/ 1860 Federal Census for Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, Ward 9]
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*'''1870''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/census/1870/ 1870 Federal Census for Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, Ward 1]
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/censusindex.php Links to Milwaukee County Census Records by Township]
  
==== Census  ====
 
<blockquote>Wisconsin State Census— The following Winconsin state censuses are digitized, indexed, and available on-line at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]:&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1443825 1855], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1443778 1875], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1443713 1885], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1443712 1895], and [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1443899 1905].&nbsp; <br></blockquote>
 
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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*[[Milwaukee,_Wisconsin#Church_Records|Milwaukee Wisconsin Church Records]]
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Ascension Lutheran Church'''
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:*Records of Ascension Lutheran Church, Milwaukee County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Milwaukee County'''
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:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Milwaukee County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Our Savior's Lutheran Church'''
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:*Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Milwaukee County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
[http://www.fold3.com Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_663/city_directories_milwaukee Milwaukee City Directories 1861-1892] (3 yrs. missing) available online. The collection is part of Fold3.com's "premium content" which requires a subscription to view, or can be viewed for free at a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Center]].<br>  
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[http://www.fold3.com Fold3.com] has [http://www.fold3.com/title_663/city_directories_milwaukee Milwaukee City Directories 1861-1892] (3 yrs. missing) available online. The collection is part of Fold3.com's "premium content" which requires a subscription to view, or can be viewed for free at a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Center]].<br>
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*[[Milwaukee,_Wisconsin#City_Directories|Milwaukee Wisonsin City Directories]]
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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Archives, Libraries, and Museums<br>Biographies<br>Church Records<br>Cemetery Records<br>Court Records<br>Histories<br>Immigration/emigration/migration<br>Maps<br>Newspapers<br>Societies  
 
Archives, Libraries, and Museums<br>Biographies<br>Church Records<br>Cemetery Records<br>Court Records<br>Histories<br>Immigration/emigration/migration<br>Maps<br>Newspapers<br>Societies  
  
Volga Germans had many&nbsp;settlements in Racine county. To find out more about [http://www.webbitt.com/volga/usa-settle-list.html Volga Germans] click here. This site gives resources to help you with your Volga German research, including a [http://www.webbitt.com/volga/mail-list.html mailing list] to help you communicate with others in the same ethnic group. They have indexed and made searchable over 100,000 names. You can search by name or village name and the search leads you to sites where that name or village can be found.  
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Volga Germans had many&nbsp;settlements in nearby Racine county. To find out more about [http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/index.cfm Volga Germans] click here. This site gives resources to help you with your Volga German research. including several  links, two of which do not work, and two of which are in Russian. Family Search has a another collection -  [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2367299 United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012].<br><br>
 
 
 
[http://www.milwaukeehistory.net/research/genealogical-historical-research-collections-2/ The Milwaukee Historical Society] has many useful records that may help you in your German or other nationality research.  
 
[http://www.milwaukeehistory.net/research/genealogical-historical-research-collections-2/ The Milwaukee Historical Society] has many useful records that may help you in your German or other nationality research.  
  
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== History ====
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==== History ====
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*[[Milwaukee,_Wisconsin#History|Milwaukee Wisconsin History]]
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/landpatentA.php Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Milwalukee County] WIGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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*[[Milwaukee,_Wisconsin#City_Maps|Milwaukee Wisonsin City Maps]]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/militaryindex.php Milwaukee County Military Personnel] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee County. <br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies H and I<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies D, H, K and M
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:- [[5th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)|5th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union)]], Company G<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry,|5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies B and C
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:- [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/5th_Regiment,_Wisconsin_Infantry, 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized], Company A
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:- [[6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies B and C
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies A, C, E, G, H, I and K
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized]], Companies A, B, C, and D
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:- [[13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies E and K
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/gar1.php GAR Wolcott Post 1892] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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=====Spanish American War=====
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/saw/ Wisconsin in the Spanish American War] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu428gmt.txt World War I Army Casualties, Milwaukee County] USGen Web Archives
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkeww1A.php Milwaukee County World War I Military Personnel] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/milwmilitary.htm World War II Army Enlistees, Milwaukee County] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkewwii2.php WWII Military Inductees] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkewwii3.php Milwaukee County World War II Awards] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkewwii4.php Milwaukee County World War II Wounded and Missing in Action] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkewwiijews.php Milwaukee County World War II Jewish Military Personnel] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkewwii.php Milwaukee County World War II Casualties] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkekorea.php Milwaukee County Korea War Casualties] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkevietnamA.php  Milwaukee County Vietnam Casualties] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2138589?availability=Family%20History%20Library Wisconsin, Milwaukee naturalization index, 1848-1990] Viewable
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*[http://uwm.edu/libraries/archives/genealogy/naturalization-records/ Archives and Area Research Center, Milwaukee] University of Wisconsin
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/newspapers/milwnews.txt Milwaukee County Newspapers] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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The following obituary indices are available through the Milwaukee Public Library. &nbsp;See [http://mpl.org/genealogy/genealogy/obituaries_death_notices.php Genealogy Obituary Resources] to learn more.
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*Milwaukee Journal Newspaper Index, 1915-1917
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*Milwaukee's German Newspapers: an Index of Death Notices and Related Items
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*Wisconsin Necrology, 1846-1944
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*Index to Deaths Reported in the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, 1921-1996
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*Death Notices/Obits, 1930s (?) - June, 30, 1992: Surname Index
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*Obituaries, Milwaukee Journal/Milwaukee Sentinel, 1958-1988
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*Milwaukee Area Necrology, 1992-1998
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*Milwaukee Sentinel Card Index, 1837 - 1879
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*Milwaukee Sentinel Card Index, 1880-1890
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*Italian Times
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*The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle<br>
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/newspapers/milwnews.txt USGenWeb Archives] has selected Obituaries.  Scroll down on the page to see links to names. There is also a link to [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/obits/friedens.txt Freidens Church Records.]
  
 
==== 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  ====
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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  =====
  
Milwaukee Public Library  
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Milwaukee Public Library <br>
 
 
 
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue<br>Milwaukee, WI 53233<br>(414) 286-3000<br>  
 
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue<br>Milwaukee, WI 53233<br>(414) 286-3000<br>  
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[http://mpl.org/genealogy/genealogy/ Genealogy page]
  
See the library's [http://www.mpl.org/file/hum_genealogy.htm Genealogy page] for online and other collections.
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[http://uwm.edu/libraries/archives/genealogy/collection-guides/ Archives and Area Research Center]<br>
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University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee <br>Golda Meir Library <br>2311 East Hartford Avenue <br>Milwaukee, WI 53211 <br>(414) 229-4785<br>
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[http://uwm.edu/libraries/archives/genealogy/collection-guides/ Website - Genealogy]
  
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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'''Milwaukee County Historical Society'''<br> 910 N. Old World Third Street<br> Milwaukee WI 53203<br>Telephone: 414–273–8288<br> [http://www.milwaukeehistory.net/ website]<br><br>
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'''Milwaukee Metropolitan Historians Assn'''<br>2588 N Prospect Ave<br> Milwaukee, WI 53211<br>Telephone: 414-964-8361<br><br>
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'''Milwaukee County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO.Box 27326<br>Milwaukee 53227-0326<br>[http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society'''<br>6100 W. Mequon Road<br>Mequon, WI  53092-1951<br>[http://my.execpc.com/~dondorf/wsocs.htm website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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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.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkefamilies.php Milwaukee County Family Pages] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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Indices available through [http://mpl.org/genealogy/genealogy/vital_records.php Milwaukee County Library]:
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*Marriage Certificates for Milwaukee County for the years 1822-1876
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*Marriage Records for Milwaukee County for the years 1836-1911
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Visit the library's site linked above to see a complete list of 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.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/mkefamilies.php Milwaukee County Family Pages] Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Divorce Records =====
  
===== Divorce =====
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*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Death  =====
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===== Death Records =====
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*[[Milwaukee, Wisconsin#Vital_Records|Milwaukee Wisconsin Vital Records Milwaukee]]
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**1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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**1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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+Milwaukee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/milwaukee-county/ Milwaukee County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.wisconsin-genealogy.com/Milwaukee-County-Genealogy.htm Milwaukee County Genealogy] (Wisconsin 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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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WI/Milwaukee-County.htm Milwaukee County Genealogy] (Wisconsin Genealogy)  
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*[http://www.milwaukeehistory.net/ Milwaukee County Historical Society]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/milwaukee/milw.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/ Milwaukee County Online Genealogy and Family History Library] with WIGenWeb project
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Guide to Milwaukee 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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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded information needed
County Seat Milwaukee
Courthouse


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County Information

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1835 1836 1840 1836 1838


County Courthouse

Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414.278.4987

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, and death records,
land records from 1835;
Register in Probate has probate records from 1838[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1834--Milwaukee County was created 6 September 1834 from Brown and Iowa Counties.
County seat: Milwaukee [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

Ozaukee  • Racine  • Washington  • Waukesha

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Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Catholic Cemeteries
  • A Genealogy Search form for Catholic cemeteries in Milwaukee is provided by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Census

Wisconsin State Censuis
  • 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

Ascension Lutheran Church

  • Records of Ascension Lutheran Church, Milwaukee County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Milwaukee County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Milwaukee County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

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

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Fold3.com has Milwaukee City Directories 1861-1892 (3 yrs. missing) available online. The collection is part of Fold3.com's "premium content" which requires a subscription to view, or can be viewed for free at a Family History Center.

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
Societies

Volga Germans had many settlements in nearby Racine county. To find out more about Volga Germans click here. This site gives resources to help you with your Volga German research. including several links, two of which do not work, and two of which are in Russian. Family Search has a another collection - United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012.

The Milwaukee Historical Society has many useful records that may help you in your German or other nationality research.

The record types available here are:

  • Civil War Rosters
  • Jail records
  • Marriage record index
  • Manuscripts
  • Newspapers
  • Naturalization
  • School census record
  • Territorial census records
  • Ordination records of church clergy
  • Published histories

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies H and I
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies D, H, K and M
- 5th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies B and C
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company A
- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies B and C
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies A, C, E, G, H, I and K
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Companies A, B, C, and D
- 13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies E and K


Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

The following obituary indices are available through the Milwaukee Public Library.  See Genealogy Obituary Resources to learn more.

  • Milwaukee Journal Newspaper Index, 1915-1917
  • Milwaukee's German Newspapers: an Index of Death Notices and Related Items
  • Wisconsin Necrology, 1846-1944
  • Index to Deaths Reported in the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, 1921-1996
  • Death Notices/Obits, 1930s (?) - June, 30, 1992: Surname Index
  • Obituaries, Milwaukee Journal/Milwaukee Sentinel, 1958-1988
  • Milwaukee Area Necrology, 1992-1998
  • Milwaukee Sentinel Card Index, 1837 - 1879
  • Milwaukee Sentinel Card Index, 1880-1890
  • Italian Times
  • The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

USGenWeb Archives has selected Obituaries. Scroll down on the page to see links to names. There is also a link to Freidens Church Records.

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Milwaukee Public Library
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 286-3000
Genealogy page

Archives and Area Research Center
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Golda Meir Library
2311 East Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-4785
Website - Genealogy

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

Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Old World Third Street
Milwaukee WI 53203
Telephone: 414–273–8288
website

Milwaukee Metropolitan Historians Assn
2588 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Telephone: 414-964-8361

Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
PO.Box 27326
Milwaukee 53227-0326
Website

Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society
6100 W. Mequon Road
Mequon, WI 53092-1951
website

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records

Indices available through Milwaukee County Library:

  • Marriage Certificates for Milwaukee County for the years 1822-1876
  • Marriage Records for Milwaukee County for the years 1836-1911

Visit the library's site linked above to see a complete list of 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 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content