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Washington County, Wisconsin Facts

Washington County

When was Washington County, WI Created?
Washington County was created on December 7, 1836 from Brown County and Milwaukee County. The county was named in honor of George Washington (1732-1799), American Revolutionary War leader (1775–1783), and first President of the United States (1789–1797) .

What is the County Seat of Washington County, WI?
The County Seat is located in West Bend and the county government website is www.co.washington.wi.us/

What counties are adjacent to Washington County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Fond du Lac County (northwest), Sheboygan County (northeast), Ozaukee County (east), Milwaukee County (southeast), Waukesha County (south), Dodge County (west).


Washington County, WI Vital Records

Where can find Washington County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Washington 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 Washington 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.


Washington County, WI Census Records

What Washington County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Washington 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.

Washington Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington 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


Washington County, WI Courthouse and Government Records


Washington County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Washington County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Washington 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.


Washington County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Washington County, WI?
A list of Washington County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Wisconsin Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Washington County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Washington County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Washington 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.

Washington Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Washington Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Washington Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Co. WI General and History Websites

Washington Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. WI Military Records

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