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Menominee County, Wisconsin

Menominee County

Menominee County was founded on May 1, 1961 from Oconto County and Shawano County. The county was named for the Menominee nation of Native Americans .

The Menominee County Seat can be found in Keshena and the county government website is

Bordering Counties in Menominee County include Oconto County (east), Shawano County (south), Langlade County (northwest).

Populated Places in Menominee County are Towns which include Menominee.

Menominee County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Menominee County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Menominee County Courthouse and Government Records

Menominee County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of Menominee County court, probate, and land files as a source of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Wisconsin courthouses and archives everywhere are often the dreams and frustrations of countless Wisconsin residents.

The chances are excellent that your forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least some elements of their lives in the Menominee County court records. Even if your ancestors is not discussed in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Menominee 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.

Make sure you get in touch with the clerk's department to identify hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics in advance of visiting or asking for information because of in some cases changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. A good number of workers will assist persons in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the particular person to undertake the researching.
  • Menominee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: W3269 Courthouse Lane, Keshena, WI 54135-0279; Phone: 715.799.3311
    • Menominee County was attached to Shawano County for judicial and some county purposes. Some early records may be found there.
  • Menominee County Register of Deeds purpose is to provide official record keeping for Records or files land record documents authorized by law, such as deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, certified survey maps, plats and Federal Tax liens. Files and indexes Birth, Death and Marriage records, Military Discharges, and issues certified copies upon request.
    • Phone: 715-799-3312
    • Birth Records: 1961
    • Marriage Records: 1961
    • Death Records: 1961
    • Land Records: 1961
  • Menominee County Register in Probate Office has the responsibility to maintain and update files regarding probate of estates, guardianships, protective placements, adoptions and mental commitments. This is a statutory office with the position of Register in Probate filled by judicial appointment.
    • Address: 2008311 N. Main Street, Shawano, WI 54166
    • Phone: 715-526-8631
    • Probate Records: 1961
  • Menominee County Clerk of Court Office is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
    • Phone: (715) 799-3313
    • Court Records: 1961
  • Menominee County Treasurers Office collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.

Menominee County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Menominee 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. Feel free to provide your own most liked Menominee County genealogy or family history related sites.

Menominee Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Menominee Co. WI Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Menominee Co. WI Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Menominee Co. WI Census Records

Menominee Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Menominee Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Menominee Co. WI General and History Websites

Menominee Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Menominee Co. WI Military Records

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