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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

Treaty of May 12, 1854

Articles of agreement made and concluded at the Falls of Wolf River, in the State of Wisconsin, on the twelfth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, between the United States of America, by Francis Huebschmann, superintendent of Indian affairs, duly authorized thereto, and the Menomonee tribe of Indians, by the chiefs, headmen, and warriors of said tribe—such articles being supplementary and amendatory to the treaty made between the United States and said tribe on the eighteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight. Whereas, among other provisions contained in the treaty in the caption mentioned,…

Treaty of November 24, 1848

Whereas by an act of Congress entitled “An act for the relief of the Stockbridge tribe of Indians, in the Territory of Wisconsin,” approved on the third day of March, A. D. 1843, it was provided that the township of land on the east side of Winnebago Lake, secured to said tribe by the treaty with the Menomonee Indians of February 8th, 1831, as amended by the Senate of the United States, and not heretofore ceded by said tribe to the United States, should be divided and allotted among the individual members of said tribe, by commissioners to be elected…

Treaty of February 8, 1831

Articles of agreement made and concluded at the City of Washington, this eighth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, between John H. Eaton, Secretary of War, and Samuel C. Stambaugh, Indian Agent at Green Bay, specially authorized by the President of the United States, and the undersigned chiefs and head men of the Menomonee nation of Indians, fully authorized and empowered by the said nation, to conclude and settle all matters provided for by this agreement. The Menomonee Tribe of Indians, by their delegates in council, this day, define the boundaries of their country as follows, to…

Treaty of October 27, 1832 – Menominee

Whereas articles of agreement between the United States of America, and the Menominee Indians, were made and concluded at the city of Washington, on the eighth day of February A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, by John H. Eaton, and Samuel C. Stambaugh, Commissioners on the part of the United States, and certain Chiefs and Headmen of the Menominee Nation, on the part of said nation; to which articles, an addition or supplemental article was afterwards made, on the seventeenth day of February in the same year, by which the said Menominee Nation agree to cede to the…

Treaty of September 29, 1837

Articles of a treaty, made at the City of Washington, between Joel R.Poinsett, thereto specially authorized by the President of the United States, and certain chiefs and braves of the Sioux nation of Indians. Article I.The chiefs and braves representing the parties having an interest therein, cede to the United States all their land, east of the Mississippi river, and all their islands in the said river. Article II.In consideration of the cession contained in the preceding article, the United States agree to the following stipulations on their part. First. To invest the sum of $300,000 (three hundred thousand dollars)…

Treaty of Nov. 1, 1837

Articles of a treaty made at the city of Washington, between Carey A. Harris, thereto specially directed by the President of the United States, and the Winnebago nation of Indians, by their chiefs and delegates. Article I.The Winnebago nation of Indians cede to the United States all their land east of the Mississippi river. Article II.The said Indians further agree to relinquish the right to occupy, except for the purpose of hunting a portion of the land held by them west of the Mississippi, included between that river and a line drawn from a point twenty miles distant there from…

Treaty of Sept. 3, 1839

Articles of a treaty made at Stockbridge in the Territory of Wisconsin, on the third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, between the United States of America, by their commissioner Albert Gallup, and the Stockbridge and Munsee tribes of Indians, who reside upon Lake Winnebago in the territory of Wisconsin. Article I.The Stockbridge and Munsee tribes of Indians (formerly of New York) hereby cede and relinquish to the United States, the east half of the tract of forty-six thousand and eighty acres of land, which was laid off for their use,…

Treaty of January 15, 1838

Treaty with the New York Indians as amended by the Senate, and assented to by the several Tribes 1838. Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Buffalo Creek in the State of New York, the fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, by Ransom H. Gillet, a commissioner on the part of the United States, and the chiefs, head men and warriors of the several tribes of New York Indians assembled in council witnesseth: Whereas, the six nations of New York Indians not long after the close of the war…

Treaty of February 3, 1838

Articles of a treaty made at the City of Washington between Carey A. Harris, thereto specially directed by the President of the United States and the First Christian and Orchard parties of the Oneida Indians residing at Green Bay, by their chiefs and representatives. Article 1. The First Christian and Orchard parties of Indians cede to the United States all their title and interest in the land set apart for them in the 1st article of the treaty with the Menomonies of February 8th, 1831, and the 2d article of the treaty with the same tribe of October 27th, 1832.…

Treaty of September 3, 1836

Articles of agreement made and concluded at Cedar Point, on Fox river, near Green bay, in the Territory of Wisconsin, this third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six between Henry Dodge, Governor of said Territory of Wisconsin, commissioner on the part of the United States, on the one part; and the chiefs and head men of the Menomonie nation of Indians, of the other part. Article 1. The said Menomonie nation agree to cede to the United States, all of that tract or district of country included within the following boundaries,…

Treaty of February 11, 1856

Menomenee cede two townships in SW corner of their reserve for the location of the Stockbridge and Munsee.
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