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Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Manitowoc County, WI Created?
Manitowoc County was created on December 7, 1836 from Brown County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Manitowoc County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Brown CountyKewaunee CountySheboygan CountyCalumet County.

Manitowoc County, WI Vital Records

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

Manitowoc County, WI Census Records

What Manitowoc County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Manitowoc 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.

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

Manitowoc County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Manitowoc County Courthouse

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

Manitowoc County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Manitowoc Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Manitowoc Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Manitowoc Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Manitowoc Co. WI General and History Websites

Manitowoc Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Manitowoc Co. WI Military Records