Search For Your Ancestors in Historical Documents




Marathon County, Wisconsin
Genealogy, History & Facts

Marathon County, Wisconsin Facts

Marathon County

When was Marathon County, WI Created?
Marathon County was created on February 9, 1850 from Portage County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Marathon County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Lincoln County, Langlade County, Shawano County, Waupaca County, Portage County, Wood County, Clark County, Taylor County.

Marathon County, WI Vital Records

Where can find Marathon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Marathon 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 Marathon County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wisconsin Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Marathon County, WI Census Records

What Marathon County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Marathon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

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

Marathon County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Marathon County Courthouse

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

Marathon County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marathon Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marathon Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Marathon Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marathon Co. WI General and History Websites

Marathon Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marathon Co. WI Military Records

Copyright © 2016,