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Waukesha County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Waukesha County, WI Created?
Waukesha County was created on January 31, 1846 from Milwaukee County. The county was named after Waugooshance, a Pottawatomi word meaning little foxes .

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

What counties are adjacent to Waukesha County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Washington CountyOzaukee CountyMilwaukee CountyRacine CountyWalworth CountyJefferson CountyDodge County.

Waukesha County, WI Vital Records

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

Waukesha County, WI Census Records

What Waukesha County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Waukesha County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18501860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

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

Waukesha County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Waukesha County Courthouse

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

Waukesha County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Waukesha Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Waukesha Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Waukesha Co. WI General and History Websites

Waukesha Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Waukesha Co. WI Military Records

Waukesha Co. WI Schools & Directories