Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Facts
When was Milwaukee County, WI Created?
Milwaukee County was created on September 6, 1834 from Brown County amd Iowa County.
What is the County Seat of Milwaukee County, WI?
The County Seat is located in Milwaukee and the county government website is county.milwaukee.gov/
What counties are adjacent to Milwaukee County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Ozaukee County (north), Racine County (south), Waukesha County (west), Washington County (northwest).
Milwaukee County, WI Vital Records
Where can find Milwaukee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Wisconsin Marriage Project
- Earliest Registration Dates by County
- Pre-1907 Birth Index
- Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907
- Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926
- Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908
- Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984
- Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997
- Wisconsin Marriage Index 1852-1907
- Wisconsin Marriage Index (selected entries pre-1907)
- Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997
- Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930
- Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907
- Pre-1892 Wisconsin Brides and/or Grooms from Maine State Archives Cards
- Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997
- Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
- Pre-1907 Death Index
- Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907
- Wisconsin Divorce Index, 1965-1984
- 1959-1979 Death Index
- 1979-1984 Death Index
Milwaukee County, WI Census Records
What Milwaukee County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Milwaukee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840 (as Wisconsin Territory), 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Milwaukee Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Milwaukee Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Milwaukee 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
Milwaukee County, WI Courthouse and Government Records
Milwaukee County Courthouse
What genealogical records can I find in the Milwaukee County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Milwaukee 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.
See Also Wisconsin Corthouse Records Research Guide.
Milwaukee County, WI Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Milwaukee County, WI?
A list of Milwaukee County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Wisconsin Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Division of Archives and Special Collections, Golda Meir Library, Room W250, PO Box 604, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604; Phone: (414) 229-5402
- Bay View Historical Society, PO Box 07614, Milwaukee, WI 53207; Phone: 414-483-9330
- Brown Deer Historical Society, 4800 W Green Brook Dr, Brown Deer, WI 53223; Phone: 414-354-4116
- Cudahy Historical Society, PO Box 332, Cudahy, WI 53110; Phone: 414-481-7964
- Franklin Historical Society, 7575 S 51st St, Franklin, WI 53132; Phone: 414-421-0168
- Greendale Historical Society, 5650 Parking St, Greendale, WI 53129; Phone: 414-421-1300
- Greenfield Historical Society, W208 S6833 High Bluff Drive, Miskego, WI 53150; Phone: 414-543-6321
- Hales Corners Historical Society, 5885 S 116th St, Hales Corners, WI 53130; Phone: 414-549-6150
- Historic Milwaukee, Inc, PO Box 511220, 207 E Michigan St., Suite #500, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 277-7795
- Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, PO Box 27326, Milwaukee, WI 53227-0326
- Milwaukee County Historical Center, 910 N Old World Third St, Milwaukee, WI 53203; Phone: 414-273-8288
- Milwaukee Maritime Center, 500 N Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202; Phone: 414-276-5664
- Milwaukee Metropolitan Historians Assn, 2588 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211; Phone: 414-964-8361
- Oak Creek Historical Society, PO Box 243, Oak Creek, WI 53154-0243; Phone: 414-529-0196
- Shorewood Historical Society, 3930 North Murray Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211; Phone: 414-332-4437
- South Milwaukee Historical Society, 3516 18th Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172; Phone: 414-768-8790
- St Francis Historical Society, 4235 S Nicholson Ave, St Francis, WI 53235; Phone: 414-762-7805
- Wauwatosa Historical Society, 7406 Hillcrest Dr, Wauwatosa, WI 53213; Phone: 414-774-8672
- West Allis Historical Society, 8405 W National Ave, West Allis , WI 53227; Phone: 414-541-6970
- West Milwaukee Historical Society, 1665 S 52nd St, West Milwaukee, WI 53214; Phone: 414-321-9059
- Whitefish Bay Historical Society, 5166 N Berkeley Blvd, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217; Phone: 414-962-0606
- Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53206; Phone: 414-372-7677
- Wisconsin Labor History Society, 313 E Plainfield Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207; Phone: 414-483-1754
- Wisconsin Marine Historical Society, 814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2385; Phone: 414-286-3074
- Wisconsin Slovak Historical Society, PO Box 164, Cudahy, WI 53110; Phone: 414-744-8095
- Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society, 1562 N 119th St, Wauwatosa, WI 53226; Phone: 414-771-7781
- Wisconsin Area Research Center Network
- State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706-1488
- Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, PO Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705
- Wisconsin Genealogy Index (wisconsinhistory.org) Search for pre-1907 Vital Records, as well as for 150,000 Wisconsin Name Index (WNI) records, including biographical sketches, obituaries, and newspaper articles published before 2000.
Where can I connect with other Milwaukee County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Milwaukee County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Milwaukee 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.
Milwaukee Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Wisconsin Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide (raogk.org)
- Wisconsin historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Wisconsin (1837 - 1992) (genealogybank.com)
- Daily Sentinel And Gazette (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Das Tagliche Banner (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Banner Und Volksfreund Vereinigte Tagliche Stadt-A (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Wisconsin Banner (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Atlas Tagliche Ausgabe (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Taglicher Volksfreund (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee Sentinel And Gazette (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee Daily Sentinel And Gazette (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee Daily Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Wisconsin Free Democrat (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Daily Free Democrat (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukie Commercial Herald (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Der Volksfreund (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (in German) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee Daily Courier (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Evening Courier (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee Daily Gazette (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee Advertiser (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- American Freeman (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukie Journal (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukie Semi-Weekly Gazette (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee Weekly Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Voice-Herald (Hales Corners, Wisconsin) (search.ancestry.com)
- Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Books (amazon.com)
- Milwaukee County Wisconsin Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
- Search Wisconsin Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Milwaukee Co. WI Church & Cemeteries
Milwaukee Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Milwaukee Co. WI General and History Websites
Milwaukee Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Milwaukee Co. WI Military Records
Milwaukee Co. WI Schools & Directories