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Florence County, Wisconsin
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Florence County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Florence County, WI Created?
Florence County was created on March 18, 1882 from Marinette County and Oconto County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Florence County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Iron County, Michigan, Dickinson County, Michigan, Marinette CountyForest County (south, west).

Florence County, WI Vital Records

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

Florence County, WI Census Records

What Florence County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Florence County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

Florence 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

Florence County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Florence County Courthouse

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

Florence County Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Florence Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Florence Co. WI Cemeteries & Graveyards

Florence Co. WI Church & Bible Records

Florence Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Florence Co. WI General and History Websites

Florence Co. WI Immigration & Naturalization

Florence Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Florence Co. WI Military Records

Florence Co. WI Schools & Directories