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Wisconsin Genealogy. This state page of our website provides direct links to free Wisconsin genealogy databases and historical titles and information found on Wisconsin Genealogy, whether they exist on our site, or across the web.

Wisconsin Biographies

  • Racine County, Wisconsin Biographies
    Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement. The following collection consists of 422 biographies of Racine County Wisconsin. These persons were either born and raised in Racine or settled Racine at an early date in it’s history (pre 1900). They consist of men in the County of Racine, who were considered by the publisher to be the religious, business, governmental, professional, and agricultural leaders of the various communities in Racine. Sometimes they were included simply because they “subscribed” to the manuscript prior to publication.
  • Racine County, Wisconsin Biographies

Wisconsin Cemeteries

Wisconsin Census Records

Wisconsin County Genealogy and History

Crawford County Wisconsin Genealogy

Ozaukee County Wisconsin Genealogy

Racine County Wisconsin Genealogy

Racine County, Wisconsin Biographies
Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement. The following collection consists of 422 biographies of Racine County Wisconsin. These persons were either born and raised in Racine or settled Racine at an early date in it’s history (pre 1900). They consist of men in the County of Racine, who were considered by the publisher to be the religious, business, governmental, professional, and agricultural leaders of the various communities in Racine. Sometimes they were included simply because they “subscribed” to the manuscript prior to publication.

The History of Racine County, Wisconsin Businesses

Shawano County Wisconsin Genealogy

History of Shawano County Wisconsin, 1853-1953
The book “Shawano County, Wisconsin, Centurawno, 1853-1953” was compiled by the Shawano County Centennial Committee to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Shawano County, Wisconsin. Published in 1953, this volume captures the history and development of the county from its founding in 1853 through a century of growth and change.

St. Croix County Wisconsin Genealogy

Hudson Wisconsin History, 1857-1957
In the heart of the American Midwest, nestled along the scenic banks of the Willow River and the St. Croix, lies Hudson, Wisconsin—a city with a storied past and a vibrant present. The “Hudson Centennial Souvenir Program, 1857-1957,” published by the Hudson Wisconsin Centennial Committee was written to showcase the city’s rich history. This program commemorates the 100th anniversary of Hudson’s charter as a city, celebrating a journey that began in the early 19th century.

This was Hudson, Wisconsin
“This Was Hudson” by Willis H. Miller is a compact yet rich compilation of historical narratives focusing on Hudson, Wisconsin, originally published in 1955 by the Star-Observer Publishing Co. This book emerged from a special centennial edition of the Hudson Star-Observer, the town’s weekly newspaper, which marked its 100th anniversary in 1954. The edition featured a collection of articles that captured the essence and history of Hudson and its surrounding areas.

Wisconsin Genealogy and History

Wisconsin Genealogy Websites

United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond Du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa , Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Racine, Richland, Rock, Rusk, St. Croix, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood

American History and Genealogy Project

Brown, Calumet, Green, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Monroe, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Taylor, Walworth

Wisconsin Land Records

  • U.S., Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908
    3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.
  • Arizona Land Patents online. Index.

Wisconsin Military Records

Wisconsin Native American Records

Wisconsin Newspapers

Oconto County is located in northeastern Wisconsin and seated in Oconto. This newspaper archive, comprising seventeen titles from 1859 to 1948, includes contributions from Oconto County libraries, genealogical societies, and historical societies. Search by keyword across the entire database at once or within an individual newspaper title, and limit results by publication date. You can also browse the collection.

Oconto County Wisconsin Newspaper Archives

The Enquirer, Farmer-Herald, Gillett Times, Herald, Lena Enterprise, Maple Valley Educator, Militiaman, Oconto County Chronicle, Oconto County Reporter, Oconto County Reporter Enterprise, Oconto County Reporter Enterprise-Enquirer, Oconto County Times-Herald, Oconto Falls Herald, Oconto Lumberman, Oconto Pioneer, Suring Sun, Union Farmer-Herald.

Wisconsin Vital Records

New Wisconsin Genealogy

1883 Business Directory of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

The following is from the 1883 Business Directory of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Brower, T. L., general store. Brower & Son, drugs and groceries. Beach, H., hardware and farm implements. Bassett, Huntington & Co., grain dealers. Butterfield, L. T., photographer. Baldwin, H., Tremont House. Bridenbauch, M., Central House. Chase, L. & Co., general store. Crehain, Dennis, St. Paul Hotel. Conant, Dr., Turkish Bath. Case & Co., grain dealers. Douglass, D. A., notion store. Evans, William, attorney. Eddy, E., physician. Famechon, J., grain dealer. Garvey Brothers, dry goods. Grelle, Charles, furniture. Griesbaugh, Christian, meat market. Haskins, Le Roy, soap manufacturer. Hewitt,…

Algonquian Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes. Atchaterakangouen. An Algonquian tribe or band living in the interior of Wisconsin in 1672, near the Mascouten and Kickapoo.

1910 Wisconsin Census Map

1910 Wisconsin Census Map

1910 Wisconsin Census Map
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Descendants of Robert and Ruth Huestis

Robert1 Huestis ((Data (from records) submitted by Bertha S. (Huestis) Dearling (Mrs. H. D.), direct descendant of Robert Huestis, brother of Michael. Address: West 3127 Alice Ave., Spokane, Wash. Data also submitted by Thos. B. Huestis, Fletcher Trust Bldg., Indianapolis, Indiana.)) , married Ruth d. soon after the birth of his only child, David. Probably lived in Dutchess County, N. Y. * David Huestis. David2 Huestis, son of Robert; m. Elizabeth Wooley in Dutchess County, N. Y. After the Revolutionary War, in which he was a soldier, David Huestis moved to Herkimer County, N. Y., where he raised his seven…

Origin and History of the Oneidas

Oneida Stone
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This canton of the Iroquois nation, deduces its origin in a remote age, from the Onondagas, with the language of which, the Oneida has the closest affinity. According to a tradition which was related to me, and which is believed to be entitled to respect, they are descended from two persons, who, in their obscure ages, and before a confederation had been thought of, went out from the people at Onondaga, and first dwelt at the head of the Oneida river. After increasing in numbers, they removed to the outlet of the Oneida creek,…

Wisconsin Genealogy at Ancestry

Ancestry is the largest provider of genealogy data online. The billions of records they provide have advanced genealogy online beyond imagination just a decade ago. The following is but a small sample of what they provide for Wisconsin genealogy at Ancestry. While some of these databases are free, many require a subscription. You can try a 14 day free trial and see if you can find any of your Wisconsin genealogy at Ancestry! Wisconsin Genealogy Databases at Ancestry Subscription May be Required Ancestry Free Trial Wisconsin Statewide Genealogy at Ancestry An illustrated history of the state of Wisconsin : being a complete…

Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming Indians Wounded in Action

The following Indians Wounded in Action, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Utah Sammy Arrats, Ute, Tarawa Richard Burson, Ute, Iwo Jima Alfred Parriette, Ute, Pacific Harvey Natchees, Ute, Belgium Henry Drye, Paiute, Italy Washington James Wilson, Swinomish, New Guinea Harold Jackson, Clallam James R. Alexander, Lummi, France Howard A. George, Lummi, Germany Benjamin W. Hillaire, Lummi, Germany Anthony Jefferson, Lummi, France Bert H. Jefferson, Lummi, Philippines Forrest L. Kinley, Lummi, Philippines Charles Owens, Europe Bernard Bumgarner, Quinaielt, Europe William…

Wisconsin and Wyoming Indian Honored War Dead

The following Honored War Dead, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Wisconsin Richard J. Ackley, Chippewa, Italy Matthew Johnson, Winnebago, Europe Joseph Gravorette, Belgium Robert Duffy, Chippewa Joseph Matchoma, Menominee, France Donald J. Brisk, Oneida, France Robert A. Cornelius, Oneida, Germany Melvin Jordan, Oneida, France Marvin Johns, Oneida, France Joseph Ninhom, Oneida Joseph J. White, Winnebago, France Milan St. Germaine, Chippewa, France Thomas Soldier, Menominee, France Arnold Tepiew, Menominee, Burma Joseph Komanekin, Menominee, France James C. Ford, Jr., Chippewa, Italy…

Treaty of October 18, 1848

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Lake Pow-aw-hay-kon-nay, in the State of Wisconsin, on the eighteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, between the United States of America, by William Medill, a commissioner duly appointed for that purpose, and the Menomonee tribe of Indians, by the chiefs, headmen, and warriors of said tribe. Article I. It is stipulated and solemnly agreed that the peace and friendship now so happily subsisting between the Government and people of the United States and the Menomonee Indians shall be perpetual. Article II. The said Menomonee tribe of Indians agree…

Biography of Captain Eleazar L. Sarsons

Captain Eleazar L. Sarsons, a well-known resident of Acworth and a veteran of the Civil War, was born in Lyme, N.H., August 9, 1836, son of Leon and Flora Ella (Prue) Sarsons. His father, who was born in France in the year 1800, emigrated to Canada in 1828, and in 1834 moved to Sheffield, Vt. He was a shoemaker by trade, and followed this handicraft in connection with farming for some time. He later plied his calling in Lyme, N.H., and other places; and in 1871 he came to Acworth, where he spent the rest of his life. He married…

Treaty of July 29, 1829

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Prairie du Chien, in the Territory of Michigan, between the United States of America, by their Commissioners, General John McNeil, Colonel Pierre Menard, and Caleb Atwater, Esq. and the United Nations of Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatamie Indians, of the waters of the Illinois, Milwaukee, and Manitoouck Rivers. Article 1. The aforesaid nations of Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatamie Indians, do hereby cede to the United States aforesaid, all the lands comprehended within the following limits, to wit: Beginning at the Winnebago Village, on Rock river, forty miles from its mouth, and running thence…

Biography of Stephen Alden Tracy

Stephen Alden Tracy, a well-known resident of Cornish, was born here, October 31, 1833, son of Stephen and Sarah (Alden) Tracy. The family is one of the oldest in this country, and traces its descent to Lieutenant Thomas Tracy, who came from England in 1636 and settled in Connecticut. Lieutenant Tracy was son of Nathaniel and grandson of Richard Tracy, of Stanway, England. Nathaniel’s eldest brother was made a baronet by King James I. on June 29, 1611, being the thirteenth of the order created by James. The Tracy coat of arms, in the possession of the family, shows the…

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