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Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Milwaukee County, WI Created?
Milwaukee County was created on September 6, 1834 from Brown County amd Iowa County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Milwaukee County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Ozaukee CountyRacine CountyWaukesha CountyWashington County.

Milwaukee County, WI Vital Records

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

Milwaukee County, WI Census Records

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

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

Milwaukee County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Milwaukee County Courthouse

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

Milwaukee County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Milwaukee Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Milwaukee Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Milwaukee Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Milwaukee Co. WI General and History Websites

Milwaukee Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Milwaukee Co. WI Military Records

Milwaukee Co. WI Schools & Directories