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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Sheboygan County, WI Created?
Sheboygan County was created on December 7, 1836 from Brown County. The county was named after Shawb-wa-way-kun, a Native American word meaning great noise underground .

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

What counties are adjacent to Sheboygan County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Manitowoc CountyOzaukee CountyWashington CountyFond du Lac CountyCalumet County.

Sheboygan County, WI Vital Records

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

Sheboygan County vital records can be found at our office at 508 New York Ave, Sheboygan WI 53081. We have birth, death and marriage records back to about 1850.

You can search online for Sheboygan 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.

Sheboygan County, WI Census Records

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

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

Sheboygan County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Sheboygan County Courthouse

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

Sheboygan County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Sheboygan Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Sheboygan Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Sheboygan Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Sheboygan Co. WI General and History Websites

Sheboygan Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Sheboygan Co. WI Military Records