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}}<br>Guide to '''Shawano 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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| building address = Shawano County Courthouse<br>311 N Main Street<br>Shawano, WI 54166<br>Phone: 715.526.9150<br>[http://www.co.shawano.wi.us/ Shawano County Website] }}
  
 
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.co.shawano.wi.us/ Shawano County Courthouse]<br>311 N Main Street<br>Shawano, WI 54166<br>Phone: 715.526.9150 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records; <br>Register in Pro has probate records <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Shawano Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
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==== Shawano County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
  
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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== County Courthouse ==
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[http://www.co.shawano.wi.us/ Shawano County Courthouse]<br>311 N Main Street<br>Shawano, WI 54166<br>Phone: 715.526.9150 <br><br>[http://www.co.shawano.wi.us/departments/?department=06ac28fbc5c4 Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage, death and land records; <br>[http://www.co.shawano.wi.us/departments/?department=f392978fedd8 Register in Probate] has probate records <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Shawano Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1853--Shawano County was created 16 February 1853&nbsp;from [[Oconto County, Wisconsin|Oconto,]] [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin|Waupaca and]] [[Winnebago County, Wisconsin|Winnebago]] Counties.<br>County seat: Shawano <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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1853--Shawano County was created 16 February 1853&nbsp;from [[Oconto County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Oconto,]] [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waupaca and]] [[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Winnebago]] Counties.<br>County seat: Shawano <ref>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]] {{•}} [[Langlade County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Langlade]] {{•}} [[Marathon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marathon]] {{•}} [[Menominee County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Menominee]] {{•}} [[Oconto County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Oconto]] {{•}} [[Outagamie County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Outagamie]] {{•}} [[Portage County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Portage]] {{•}} [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waupaca]]
*[[Langlade County, Wisconsin|Langlade]]  
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*[[Marathon County, Wisconsin|Marathon]]  
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*[[Menominee County, Wisconsin|Menominee]]  
 
*[[Oconto County, Wisconsin|Oconto]]  
 
*[[Outagamie County, Wisconsin|Outagamie]]  
 
*[[Portage County, Wisconsin|Portage]]  
 
*[[Waupaca County, Wisconsin|Waupaca]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/mapkeyA1.html Shawano County Cemetery Project]
 
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=51&countyId=3050 Find a Grave Shawano County Map Of Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=51&countyId=3050 Find a Grave Shawano County Map Of Cemeteries]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3050 Find a Grave Shawano County List Of Cemeteries]
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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=3050&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://wigenweb.org/shawano/mapkeyA1.html WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shawano+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=Shawano&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/shawano.html WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/shawano.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23161&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wicemeteries.com/cem_search2.php WI Genealogical Society]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/censusindex.html Census Links for Shawano County] WIGenWeb project
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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://wigenweb.org/shawano/1855census.html 1855 Shawano County Index]
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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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*'''1860''' - [http://wigenweb.org/shawano/1860censusindex.html 1860 Shawano County Residents] Last names only by township. WIGenWeb project
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/churches1.html Shawano County Churches] WIGenWeb project
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''First Lutheran Church, Wittenberg'''
  
==== Court Records  ====
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:*Records of First Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Green Valley'''
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:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Green Valley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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==== Court Records&nbsp; ====
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Circuit and County Court case files from 1861-1952 are available at:
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'''[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/genealogy/courtRecords.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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Online index available:&nbsp;[http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/ Collections] <br>Circuit Court Search form available at: [http://webapps.uwgb.edu/collections/index.php/index/search?passed=true&collection=Court%20Case%20Files&county=SHAWANO Requests]<br>
  
 
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
 
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/townshipmap.html Simple Township Map of Shawano County]  
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/townshipmap.html Simple Township Map of Shawano County]  
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/map_DOT2006.gif Gif Image of Shawano County, Shows Towns, Major Roads and Population Centers] <br>  
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/map_DOT2006.gif Gif Image of Shawano County, Shows Towns, Major Roads and Population Centers] <br>  
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==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/military.html Shawano County's Military Records] WIGenWeb project
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=====Civil War=====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/civilwar_2008.html Shawano County in the Civil War] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1693 Roster of Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers] Wisconsin Historical Society
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship&nbsp; ====
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Declarations of Intention and Naturalization Records from 1858-1949 are available at:
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'''[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/genealogy/citizenshipRecords.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]<br>
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Request form available at: [https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/files/pdf/citizenshipresearchrequest.pdf Requests]<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/newspaper.html Shawano County Newspapers] WIGenWeb prject
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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'''Online Records'''
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1874190 Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1933] - includes Shawano county files from 1861-1933; via FamilySearch. As of 5/29/11 included images that can only be browsed, not searched.
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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 that can only be browsed, not searched.
  
 
A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:  
 
A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:  
  
[[Wisconsin Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wisconsin Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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[[Wisconsin Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wisconsin Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== 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  =====
  
*[http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/arc.asp Green Bay Area Research Center at UW&nbsp;Green Bay]&nbsp; Covers Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, and Shawano Counties.<br>
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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
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<br> [https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives/ Facebook]
  
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Shawano Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
*[[Shawano Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
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'''Bonduel Community Archives'''<br>PO Box 205<br>108 South First Street <br>Bonduel, WI, 54107<br>Telephone: 715-758-2687<br>[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/BCA_2007.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Shawano County Historical Society'''<br>524 N. Franklin Street<br>Shawano, WI, 54166-0534<br>TElephone: 715-526- 3323<br>[http://www.shawanohistory.org/ Website]<br>Email: mailto:wint1@juno.com<br><br>
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''' Archives and Area Research Center'''<br> Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay<br> 2420 Nicolet Dr.<br> Green Bay, WI 54311-7001<br>Telephone: 920-465-2539<br> E-mail:[mailto:archives@uwgb.edu archives@uwgb.edu]<br> [https://www.facebook.com/uwgbarchives/ Facebook]<br>[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Northern Wisconsin Genealogists'''<br> PO Box 321<br> Shawano, WI 54166<br><br>
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'''Shawano County Historical Society'''<br>414 W Third St<br> Shawano, WI 54166<br>Telephone: 715-526-9033<br><br>
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'''Tigerton Area Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 191<br> Tigerton, WI 54486<br>Telephone: 715-535-2140<br>[https://www.facebook.com/TigertonAreaHistoricalSociety/ Facebook]<br><br>
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'''Wittenburg Area Historical Society'''<br> 9141 Townline Rd<br> Eland, WI 54427<br>Telephone: 715-454-6535<br>E-mail:[mailto:drboov@gmail.com drboov@gmail.com] <br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wittenberg-Area-Historical-Society/848112285288107 Facebook]<br><br>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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'''[https://www.uwgb.edu/archives/genealogy/vitalRecords.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 <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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*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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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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===== Divorce Records =====
  
===== Marriage  =====
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1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Divorce =====
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===== Death Records =====
  
===== Death =====
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*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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+Shawano|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/shawano-county/ Shawano 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+Shawano|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/ WIGenWeb Shawano County]  
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/shawano/ WIGenWeb Shawano County]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/shawano.htm USGenWeb Archives Shawano County]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/shawano.htm USGenWeb Archives Shawano County]  
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Latest revision as of 01:17, 18 March 2017

United States
Wisconsin


Shawano County


Guide to Shawano 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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Shawano County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1848
County Seat Shawano
Courthouse
Address Shawano County Courthouse
311 N Main Street
Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 715.526.9150
Shawano County Website



WI Shawano.png

County Information

Shawano County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1854 1848 1860 1854 1861


County Courthouse

Shawano County Courthouse
311 N Main Street
Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 715.526.9150

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


Historical Facts

Parent County

1853--Shawano County was created 16 February 1853 from Oconto, Waupaca and Winnebago Counties.
County seat: Shawano [2]

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

CITIES:

  1. Shawano (county seat)
  2. Marion (small portion, majority in Waupaca County)
  3. Pulaski (small portion, majority in Brown County)


VILLAGES:

Neighboring Counties

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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
Interment
EPodunk
WI Genealogical Society
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census
Federal Census

Church History and Records

Lutheran

First Lutheran Church, Wittenberg

  • Records of First Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Green Valley

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

Court Records 

Circuit and County Court case files from 1861-1952 are available 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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Online index available: Collections
Circuit Court Search form available at: Requests

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship 

Declarations of Intention and Naturalization Records from 1858-1949 are available 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
Facebook
Request form available at: Requests

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Wisconsin Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical 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
Facebook

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

Bonduel Community Archives
PO Box 205
108 South First Street
Bonduel, WI, 54107
Telephone: 715-758-2687
Website

Shawano County Historical Society
524 N. Franklin Street
Shawano, WI, 54166-0534
TElephone: 715-526- 3323
Website
Email: mailto:wint1@juno.com

Archives and Area Research Center
Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Telephone: 920-465-2539
E-mail:archives@uwgb.edu
Facebook
Website

Northern Wisconsin Genealogists
PO Box 321
Shawano, WI 54166

Shawano County Historical Society
414 W Third St
Shawano, WI 54166
Telephone: 715-526-9033

Tigerton Area Historical Society
PO Box 191
Tigerton, WI 54486
Telephone: 715-535-2140
Facebook

Wittenburg Area Historical Society
9141 Townline Rd
Eland, WI 54427
Telephone: 715-454-6535
E-mail:drboov@gmail.com
Facebook

Taxation

Vital Records

 Pre-1907 birth, marriage, and death registrations on microfilm are available 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
Facebook
Birth, Death, and Marriage Request Forms $

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records

1965 - 1984 Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984 at FamilySearch.org — index

Death Records

Voting Registers

Web Sites

Wiki articles describing  online collections are found at:

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Shawano Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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