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Kenosha County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Kenosha County, WI Created?
Kenosha County was created on January 30, 1850 from Racine County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Kenosha County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Racine CountyLake MichiganLake County, Illinois, McHenry County, Illinois, Walworth County.

Kenosha County, WI Vital Records

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

Kenosha County, WI Census Records

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

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

Kenosha County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Kenosha County Courthouse

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

Kenosha County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Kenosha Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kenosha Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Kenosha Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kenosha Co. WI General and History Websites

Kenosha Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kenosha Co. WI Military Records