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Land Records

Land records is the term used to collectively describe deeds and mortgages, which document the sale of a property from one person to another.

The indexes are referred to as Grantor/Grantee Indexes (Grantor = seller; Grantee = Buyer) and are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of surname.

Land Records Available for Following Counties

County Holdings
Brown

Index for 1820-1873

Deeds from 1820-1901

Mortages from 1837-1902

Calumet

Index for 1856-1923

Deeds from 1840-1902

 

Tax Rolls

Tax rolls document the assessment of real estate and personal property and the collection of taxes.

Tax rolls are not indexed. They are arranged by legal description (parcel number, section number, lot/block number, etc.) within each township. You must know legal description of the property to be effective in your research.

Even though taxes were collected each year, not every tax roll survived and made it to an archive. After 1900, only those years ending 0 and 5 were saved.

Our holdings vary greatly by county and city/town/village

Tax Rolls Holdings

County Holdings
Brown 1850-1991
Calumet 1849-1980
Door At County Treasurer's Office
Florence

Town of Commonwealth, 1882-1980

All other towns at County Treasurer's Office

Kewaunee 1852-1985
Manitowoc

Town of Centerville, 1891-1930

Town of Newton, 1891-1980

All other towns at County Treasurers Office

Marinette 1879-1982
Menominee At County Treasurer's Office
Oconto 1853-2000
Outagamie 1855-1980
Shawano 1855-1870

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Maps and City directories can also provide a wealth of information regarding properties.