Search For Your Ancestors

Grant County, Wisconsin
Genealogy, History & Facts

Grant County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Grant County, WI Created?
Grant County was created on December 8, 1836 from Iowa County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Grant County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Crawford CountyRichland CountyIowa CountyLafayette CountyJo Daviess County, Illinois, Dubuque County, Iowa, Clayton County, Iowa.

Grant County, WI Vital Records

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

Grant County, WI Census Records

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

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

Grant County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Grant County Courthouse

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

Grant County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Grant Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Grant Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Grant Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grant Co. WI General and History Websites

Grant Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grant Co. WI Military Records