Featured Collections:

Vital Records

Find birth, death, and marriage records recorded by the STATE before October 1, 1907 from Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette and Winnebago counties. Use the Wisconsin Historical Society index to see if we have the record you seek. If so, you can return here to request a copy from us for $5. Or visit us to get copies for free.

Naturalization Records

Locate and order copies of citizenship papers by using our Court Records Index. Prior to 1907, most naturalizations of immigrants were completed at the local court level. The process required two forms to be recorded: the Declaration of Intention ("First Papers") and the Petition ("Second" or "Final Papers).

Civil & Probate Court Records

Discover lawsuits, divorces, and other civil litigation that can provide rich information on the lives of family members. Probate records can provide answers regarding distribution of estates and the guardianship of minor children. Find and order copies of SOME of our civil and probate court records in our Court Records Index above.

Tax Records

Research buildings and individuals by using real estate tax rolls. Organized by legal description of land, the tax rolls tell you how much a property was valued and by whom the tax was paid. Holdings vary greatly by community:

Newspapers

We have on microfilm one principle local newspaper from each of our five counties that date generally from the mid-19th century to WWII. We have no index for these papers here. Many other titles are available and searchable on the Newspaper Archive database (available for free via Badgerlink for WI residents)

Plat Maps

Visit us or order copies to access our collection of land ownership or “plat” maps. These maps show the size of rural properties as well as the name of the owner. Some of these titles, along with Sanborn-Paris maps of cities and villages, birds-eyes and other maps can be found among the online map collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society website.

Links

Find our favorite links to other regional history and genealogy sources, along with links to the other Wisconsin Area Research Centers.

Research Services

Can’t make it to the archives in person? We provide off-site research services for a fee. Submit a request via our order form link below, or through our online Court Records Index, and we will conduct the research and/or make the copies. You submit payment via check or money order after you receives copies or a response from us. We cannot accept credit card payments at this time.