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Wisconsin Vital Records

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Birth records can also be obtained from the Register of Deeds in the county where the event took place.<br>
The current fees for obtaining copies of the state's records are listed in ''Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces''. <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Hyattsville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March, 1993; {{FHL|822713|item}}. This booklet can be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9328. Copies of this booklet are at the Family History Library and many Family History Centers fckLRfckLR=== Local Copies of Vital Records ===fckLRfckLRCounty registrars also maintain copies of vital records. Copies may be obtained from either a local registrar or the state Department of Health Services.fckLRfckLR=== Adoption Records ===fckLRfckLRopen / closed / state statues fckLRfckLR== Marriage Records ==fckLRfckLRBefore statewide registration, individual counties recorded marriages. You can obtain copies by writing to the register of deeds or the Bureau of Health Statistics (see address above). Some records, particularly those from Brown, Crawford, Dodge, and Jefferson counties, begin as early as the 1820's. fckLRfckLRSearch the [&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/"&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Wisconsin Genealogy Index] for pre 1907 birth marriage and death references. fckLRfckLRThe Family History Library has microfilm copies of many of the existing pre-1907 marriage records. Some counties have early marriage records which are not on microfilm. For example, Crawford County has marriage records that begin in 1816. The marriage records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under the name of the county. Copies are also available at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the area research centers. Beginning about 1852, the marriage records generally give the names of the parents of the bride and groom. By 1881 the form asked for the parents' places of birth. fckLRfckLRThe index to these records is the ''Index to Registrations of Marriages, 1852–1907'', which list one million names that are alphabetically arranged for counties Adams through Racine. Counties Richland through Wood are not included in the index. 77 microfiche, {{FHL|80352|item}}. Search for variations of the surname when using the index. The Wisconsin Historical Society in Wisconsin also has this index. Also available is ''Indexes for Wisconsin Marriage Records, 1973–1984''.fckLRfckLRThe Family History Library has three sets of marriage records for Milwaukee County: *''Register of Deeds marriages 1838-1911 and index 1838-1918''. Family History Library films beginning with film [[1013949|1013949]]. &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</ref>&nbsp;Record come from the Milwaukee County courthouse.
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After 1907, marriage records from all counties can be obtained from the Bureau for Health Statistics (address above) or from the register of deeds of the appropriate county.
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*[[Wisconsin,_Marriage_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Wisconsin, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]*[[Wisconsin Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
== Death Records ==
*[[Wisconsin Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Wisconsin,_Death_IndexDeath Index,_19591959-1997_1997 (RecordSearch_Historical_RecordsRecordSearch Historical Records)|Wisconsin, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
== Divorce Records ==
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