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Genealogy and Local History

For research convenience, we have summarized our major genealogical holdings by county. Instructions for searching the records and obtaining copies are included. It is important to note we have additional resources that would benefit genealogists and local historians. If you are seeking records not on the county lists, please contact us.

Brown County

Type of record Years covered How to find
Citizenship records 1829-1984 Online index
Court records Case files, 1823-1939 Request a search
Probate records and wills
  • Case files, 1821-1942
  • Wills, 1850-1962
  • Guardianship files, 1842-1970s
Online index
Land records and tax rolls 1820-1991 Request a search

Calumet County

Type of record Years covered How to find
Citizenship records 1850-1955 Online index
Court records
  • Civil case files, 1850-1951
  • Civil case files, 1952-1971 (sample)
  • Divorce case files, 1952-1976
  • Criminal case files, 1982-1910
Temporarily housed at Wisconsin Historical Society. Contact WHS.
Probate records Various types of guardianship files, 1879-1971 restricted Request a search
Land records and tax rolls 1849-1980 Request a search

Door County

Type of record 
Years covered 
How to find
Citizenship records 
1861-1950 
Court records 
Case files, 1895-1983 
Probate records
Case files, 1862-1938
Temporarily housed at Wisconsin Historical Society. Contact WHS.
Land records and tax rolls 
No holdings
Contact County Treasurer.

Florence County

Type of record
Years covered
How to find
Citizenship records 
1882-1950 
Court records 
Case files, 1884-1978 
Temporarily housed at Wisconsin Historical Society. Contact WHS.
Probate records 
No holdings 
Contact Florence County Register of Probate Office.
Land records and tax rolls 
  • Town of Commonwealth, 1882-1980 
  • Town of Florence, 1940-1965 
  • All other towns at County Treasurer's Office
Request a search for Commonwealth or Florence. For all other towns contact County Treasurer.

Kewaunee County

Type of record 
Years covered 
How to find
Citizenship records 
1850-1950 
Court records 
Case files, 1858-1950 
Probate records 
No holdings 
Contact Kewaunee County Register of Probate Office.
Land records and tax rolls 
1852-1985 

Manitowoc County

Type of record
Years covered
How to find
Citizenship records 
1848-1955 
Court records 
Case files, 1849-1943 
Probate records 
  • Case files, ca. 1864-1959 
  • Guardianship files, 1850-1881 
Land records and tax rolls 
  • Town of Centerville, 1891-1930 
  • Town of Newton, 1891-1980
  • All other towns at County Treasurer’s Office 
Request a search for Centerville or Newton. For all other towns contact County Treasurer.

Marinette County

Type of record
Years covered
How to find
Citizenship records 
1879-1955 
Court records 
Case files, 1879-1975
Probate records 
  • Wills, 1880-1895 
  • Case Files, 1924-1927 
Land records and tax rolls 
1879-1982 

Menominee County

Type of record
Years covered
How to find
Court records
  • Prior to 1961, see entry for Shawano County.
  • For records after 1961, see Clerk of Court of Menominee County.
For records after 1961, contact the Menominee County Clerk of Court.
Probate records 
No holdings 
Contact Menominee County Register of Probate Office.
Land records and tax rolls 
1961-2001 

Oconto County

Type of record
Years covered
How to find
Citizenship records
1857-1952
Court records
Case files, 1857-1949
Probate records
  • Case files, 1857-1952
  • Guardianship, 1870-1923
Land records and tax rolls 
1853-2000 

Outagamie County

Type of record
Years covered
How to find
Citizenship records
1852-1963
Court records
Case files, 1852-1984 
Probate records
Case files, 1853-1958
Land records and tax rolls
1855-1980

Shawano County

Type of record
Years covered
How to find
Citizenship records
1858-1949
Court records 
Case files, 1860-1961
Probate records 
Case files, 1861-1933 
Land records and tax rolls 
  • 1855-1870 
  • Town of Eland, 1905-1985
Request a search. For all other years contact County Treasurer.