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Door County, Wisconsin
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Door County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Door County, WI Created?
Door County was created on February 11, 1851 from Brown County.

What is the County Seat of Door County, WI?
The County Seat is located in Sturgeon Bay and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Door County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Kewaunee County.

Door County, WI Vital Records

Where can find Door County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Door 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 Door County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wisconsin Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

Door County, WI Census Records

What Door County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Door County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18201830 (as Michigan Territory), 1840 (as Wisconsin Territory), 18501860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Door County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Door County Courthouse

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

Door County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Door Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Door Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Door Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Door Co. WI General and History Websites

Door Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Door Co. WI Military Records