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When was Douglas County, WI Created?
Douglas County was created on February 9, 1854 from La Pointe County. The county was named in honor of Stephen Douglas (1813-1861), United States Senator 1847-1861 .
What counties are adjacent to Douglas County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Bayfield County (east), Sawyer County (southeast), Washburn County (south), Burnett County (southwest), Pine County, Minnesota (southwest), Carlton County, Minnesota (west), St. Louis County, Minnesota (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Douglas County, WI?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cities which consist of Superior; Towns consist of Amnicon, Bennett, Brule, Cloverland, Dairyland, Gordon, Hawthorne, Highland, Lakeside, Maple, Oakland, Parkland, Solon Springs, Summit, Superior, Wascott; Villages consist of Lake Nebagamon, Oliver, Poplar, Solon Springs, Superior.
Where can find Douglas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Douglas County vital records can be found at the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records has copies of Birth, Marriage, Divorce & Death Records reported since 1907. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wisconsin for current fees and application process..
You can search online for Douglas County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wisconsin Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
What Douglas County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Douglas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Douglas Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research.
There are Wisconsin State censuses from 1895 and 1905. Also the Wisconsin Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index for 1820-1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Wisconsin Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Douglas County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Douglas County.The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
It has been estimated that less than 50 percent of the vital records, for example, were prepared and submitted for permanent filing prior to 1907. Land deeds, probate, and court records generally begin in Wisconsin with the organization of the county. Prior to that date, check the County or Counties it was created from. Some counties formed from other counties transcribed their portion of property deeds to be kept with the new county deed records. See Also Wisconsin Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Douglas County, WI?
A list of Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Wisconsin Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Douglas County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Douglas County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Douglas County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is just a listing which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.