Washburn County, Wisconsin
Genealogy, History & Facts
Washburn County, Wisconsin Facts
When was Washburn County, WI Created?
Washburn County was created on March 27, 1883 from Burnett County.
Washburn County, WI Vital Records
Where can find Washburn County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Washburn 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 Washburn 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Wisconsin Marriage Project
- Earliest Registration Dates by County
- Pre-1907 Birth Index
- Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926
- Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984
- Wisconsin Marriage Index 1852-1907
- Wisconsin Marriage Index (selected entries pre-1907)
- Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997
- Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930
- Pre-1892 Wisconsin Brides and/or Grooms from Maine State Archives Cards
- Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
- Pre-1907 Death Index
- 1959-1979 Death Index
- 1979-1984 Death Index
Washburn County, WI Census Records
What Washburn County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Washburn County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
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
Washburn County, WI Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Washburn County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Washburn 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.
- Washburn County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 10 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871; Phone: 715.468.4600
- Washburn County Register of Deeds
- Phone: 715-468-4616
- Birth Records: 1883
- Marriage Records: 1883
- Death Records: 1883
- Land Records: 1883
- Washburn County Register in Probate Office
- Phone: 715-468-4688
- Probate Records: 1883
- Washburn County Clerk of Court Office
- Phone: (715) 468-4677
- Court Records: 1878
- Public Records of the Consolidated Court Automation Programs provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935
- U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898
- BLM Land Records
Washburn County, WI Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Washburn County, WI?
A list of Washburn County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Wisconsin Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Washburn County Genealogical Society, PO Box 366, Shell Lake, WI 54871
- Washburn County Historical Society, PO Box 366, 102 2nd Ave Shell Lake, WI 54871, (715) 468-2982
- Area Research Center – Wisconsin Historical Society History Center and Archives , 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339; Phone: (715) 685-2647
- Birchwood Area Historical Society, PO Box 247, Birchwood, WI 54817; Phone: 715-354-7300
- Gordon-Wascott Historical Society, 15785 S Newsome Rd, Minong, WI 54859; Phone: 715-466-2268
- Stone Lake Area Historical Society, PO Box 95, Stone Lake, WI 54876; Phone: 715-865-4734
- Wisconsin Area Research Center Network
- State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706-1488
- Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, PO Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705
- Wisconsin Genealogy Index (wisconsinhistory.org) Search for pre-1907 Vital Records, as well as for 150,000 Wisconsin Name Index (WNI) records, including biographical sketches, obituaries, and newspaper articles published before 2000.
Where can I connect with other Washburn County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Wisconsin State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Washburn County, Wisconsin Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Washburn County
- Washburn County, Wisconsin Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Washburn County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Washburn 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.