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Forest County, Wisconsin
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Forest County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Forest County, WI Created?
Forest County was created on April 11, 1885 from Langlade County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Forest County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Florence CountyMarinette CountyOconto CountyLanglade CountyOneida CountyVilas CountyIron County, Michigan.

Forest County, WI Vital Records

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

Forest County, WI Census Records

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

Forest 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

Forest County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Forest County Courthouse

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

Forest County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Forest Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Forest Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Forest Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Forest Co. WI General and History Websites

Forest Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Forest Co. WI Military Records