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Guide to '''Kenosha County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin Genealogy|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Kenosha County'''
 
  
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Guide to '''Kenosha County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 30, 1850
| founded date = January 30
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|county seat= Kenosha
| seat = [[Kenosha, Wisconsin|Kenosha]]
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|parent county= [[Racine County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Racine]] County<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| building address = <br>[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/ Kenosha County Courthouse]<br>1010 56th Street<br>Kenosha, WI 53140; <br>Phone. 262.653.2552<br> }}
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== County Information ==
  
<br>[[Image:WI Kenosha.png|thumb|right|250px|WI Kenosha.png]]
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=== Description ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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The County was named for the county seat, Kenosha. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kenosha County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin."</ref>
  
<br>[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/ Kenosha County Courthouse]<br>1010 56th Street<br>Kenosha, WI 53140; <br>Phone. 262.653.2552<br>  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WI Courthouse Intro|Kenosha}}
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'''Kenosha County Courthouse'''<br>1010 56th Street<br>Kenosha, WI 53140 <br>Phone: 262-653-2552<br>[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/ Kenosha County Website]<br><br>
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[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=137 County Clerk] has marriage records from 1900.<br>
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[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=522 Register of Deeds] has land records.<br>
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[http://www.kenoshacounty.org/directory.aspx?eid=49 Register in Probate] has probate records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=137 County Clerk] has marriage records from 1900; <br>[http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=522 Register of Deeds] has land records; <br>Register in Probate has probate records <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Kenosha County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Kenosha County, Wisconsin Record Dates  ===
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{{WI Record Dates Intro|Kenosha}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Page 755-760, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 757-759.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1838
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.</center>
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== Historical Facts  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/131320?availability=Family%20History%20Library The city of Kenosha and Kenosha County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, porgress, and achievement] Viewable
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WI Boundary Changes Intro|Kenosha}}
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*1850--Kenosha County was created 30 January 1850 from[[Racine County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Racine]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Kenosha<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,059,c,kenosha.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kenosha County, Wisconsin," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin, accessed 15 September 2018.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosha,_Wisconsin Kenosha] (county seat)</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton,_Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin Brighton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris,_Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin Paris]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall,_Wisconsin Randall]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somers_(town),_Wisconsin Somers]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland,_Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin Wheatland]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_(village),_Wisconsin Bristol]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genoa_City,_Wisconsin Genoa City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddock_Lake,_Wisconsin Paddock Lake]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Prairie,_Wisconsin Pleasant Prairie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_Lakes,_Wisconsin Salem Lakes]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somers,_Wisconsin Somers]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Lakes,_Wisconsin Twin Lakes]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassett,_Wisconsin Bassett]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benet_Lake,_Wisconsin Benet Lake]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berryville,_Wisconsin Berryville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton_(community),_Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin Brighton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park,_Wisconsin Central Park]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapin,_Wisconsin Chapin]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_River,_Wisconsin Fox River]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellogg's_Corners,_Wisconsin Kellogg's Corners]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike,_Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin Klondike]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Shangrila,_Wisconsin Lake Shangrila]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Corners,_Wisconsin Liberty Corners]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Munster,_Wisconsin New Munster]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_(community),_Wisconsin Paris]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_Oaks,_Wisconsin Salem Oaks]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_(community),_Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin Salem]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor,_Wisconsin Trevor]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltz_Lake,_Wisconsin Voltz Lake]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Lake,_Wisconsin Camp Lake]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Lake,_Wisconsin Lily Lake]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_Lake,_Wisconsin Powers Lake]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmot,_Wisconsin Wilmot]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora,_Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin Aurora]</div>
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1850--Kenosha County was created 30 January 1850&nbsp;from[[Racine County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Racine]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Kenosha <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WI Historical Timeline Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WI Resources Intro|Kenosha}}
  
For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WI Bible Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WI Biographies Intro|Kenosha}}
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/bios/kenosha.txt Miscellaneous Kenosha County Biographies] USGenWeb Archives
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WI Business Records Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WI Cemeteries Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Kenosha County, Wisconsin''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wikenosh/cemeteries.htm WIGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi//kenosha/kenosha.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/kenosha.htm WITombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/kenosha.htm Interment]
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* [http://graveyards.com/Wisconsin/Kenosha Graveyards]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Kenosha%20County%2C%20Wisconsin%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|591106|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Kenosha+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Wisconsin?id=state_51 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23132&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wisconsin Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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[[Lake County, Illinois Genealogy|Lake County, Illinois]] {{•}} [[McHenry County, Illinois Genealogy|McHenry County, Illinois]] {{•}} [[Racine County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Racine]] {{•}} [[Walworth County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Walworth]]
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=== Census Records ===
<center>[[Image:{{WI Kenosha County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |10734
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|1860 |13900
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|1870 |13147
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|1880 |13550
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|1890 |15581
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|1900 |21707
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|1910 |32929
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|1920 |51284
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|1930 |63277
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|1940 |63505
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|1950 |75238
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|1960 |100615
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|1970 |117917
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|1980 |123137
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|1990 |128181
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|2000 |149577
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|2010 |166426
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{{WI Census Intro|Kenosha}}
  
== Resources ==
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'''''State Census'''''<br>
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*'''1855''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 1855 Wisconsin State Census] This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
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*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 1865 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
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*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household. Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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'''''Federal Census'''''<br>
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*'''1920''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/census/1920/ 1920 Federal Census, Juneau County] USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1930''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/census/1930/ed030-28/ 1930 Federal Census, Juneau County] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Church Records ===
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/bios/kenosha.txt Miscellaneous Kenosha County Biographies] USGenWeb Archives
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{{WI Church Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wikenosh/church.htm Kenosha County Churches and Temples] WIGenWeb project
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=115962 Saint George Cemetery] BillionGraves
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=116344 Sunset Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Kenosha] BillionGraves
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:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Salem, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/cemeteries.htm Kenosha County Cemeteries] WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/kenosha.html Kenosha County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
 
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
=====State Census=====
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{{WI Court Intro|Kenosha}}
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 1855 Wisconsin State Census] This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 1865 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443713?collectionNameFilter=false 1885 Wisconsin State Census] Search indexed census.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443712?collectionNameFilter=false 1895 Wisconsin State Census] Index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443899?collectionNameFilter=false 1905 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
 
=====Federal Census=====
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/census/1920/ 1920 Federal Census, Juneau County] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/census/1930/ed030-28/ 1930 Federal Census, Juneau County] USGenWeb Archives
 
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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=== Directories ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/church.htm Kenosha County Churches and Temples] WIGenWeb project
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{{WI Directories Intro|Kenosha}}
===== Lutheran  =====
 
  
:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Salem, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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*[[Kenosha,_Wisconsin#City_Directories| Kenosha, Wisconsin City Directories]]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wikenosh/dir.htm Kenosha County Directories] WIGenWeb project
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WI Emigration Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WI Ethnic Groups Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WI Funeral Homes Intro|Kenosha}}
  
*[[Kenosha,_Wisconsin#City_Directories| Kenosha, Wisconsin City Directories]]
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=== Genealogies  ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/dir.htm Kenosha County Directories] WIGenWeb project
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{{WI Genealogies Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WI Guardianship Intro|Kenosha}}
  
===== Germans  =====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WI Land Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Gazetteers  ====
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*Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Kenosha County (USGenWeb Archives)
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-d-g.txt Surnames D-G]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-h-k.txt Surnames H-K]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-l-o.txt Surnames L-O]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-p-s.txt Surnames P-S]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/land/keno-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z]
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WI Histories Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== History  ====
 
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County, WI Early History] WIGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County, WI Early History] WIGenWeb Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/131320?availability=Family%20History%20Library The city of Kenosha and Kenosha County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement]
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
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{{WI Maps Intro|Kenosha County}}
==== Maps ====
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{{WI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WI Kenosha County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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=== Migration ===
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{{WI Migration Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WI Military Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Military Information] Information about Kenosha County from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. WIGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Military Information] Information about Kenosha County from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. WIGenWeb Project
===== Civil War  =====
 
  
Civil War service men from Kenosha County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Kenosha County. <br>
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WI Civil War Intro|Kenosha}}
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies F and M  
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{{WI Civil War Regiments|Kenosha}}
:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company G <br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies F and M
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Company G
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
 
:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/1833/kenopens.txt 1883 list ofPensioners or dependents, Kenosha Co., WI] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/1833/kenopens.txt 1883 list of Pensioners or dependents, Kenosha Co., WI] USGenWeb Archives
  
=====World War I=====
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==== World War I ====
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{{WI World War I Intro|Kenosha}}
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu416gmt.txt Kenosha County Army Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu416gmt.txt Kenosha County Army Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
=====World War II=====
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==== World War II ====
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{{WI World War II Intro|Kenosha}}
 
*Kenosha County Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*Kenosha County Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives)
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{|
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli177gmt.txt Surnames Aarts-Burns]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli177gmt.txt Surnames Aarts-Burns]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli178gmt.txt Surnames Burtt-Feuker]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli178gmt.txt Surnames Burtt-Feuker]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli180gmt.txt Surnames Hibbard-Lazar]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli180gmt.txt Surnames Hibbard-Lazar]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli181gmt.txt Surnames Le May-Nauta]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli181gmt.txt Surnames Le May-Nauta]
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli182gmt.txt Surnames Neau-Quimby]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli182gmt.txt Surnames Neau-Quimby]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli183gmt.txt Surnames Radatz-Scyezbe]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli183gmt.txt Surnames Radatz-Scyezbe]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli184gmt.txt Surnames Seavert-Thums]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli184gmt.txt Surnames Seavert-Thums]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli185gmt.txt Surnames Tijunaitis-Zyskowski]
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/kenosha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli185gmt.txt Surnames Tijunaitis-Zyskowski]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WI Naturalization Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Naturalization Records] WIGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Naturalization Records] WIGenWeb Project
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WI Newspapers Intro|Kenosha}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WI Obituaries Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WI Other Records Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Periodicals ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WI Periodicals Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WI Probate Intro|Kenosha}}
  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
  
*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — images and index $
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*'''1800–1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — images and index $
*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1848–1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WI Schools Intro|Kenosha}}
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WI Tax Intro|Kenosha}}
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WI Vital Intro|Kenosha}}
  
===== County Courthouse  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WI Birth Intro|Kenosha}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1826-1908''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
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*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Birth Records] WIGenWeb Project
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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==== Marriage ====
*[[Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center]]
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{{WI Marriage Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Societies  ====
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*'''1836-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1803973|Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
'''Kenosha County Historical Society'''<br>6300 3rd Ave<br>Kenosha 53143-5102<br>[http://www.kenoshahistorycenter.org/ Website]<br><br>
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*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1973-1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Marriages] WIGenWeb Project
  
'''Kenosha County Genealogical Society'''<br>4902 52nd St<br> Kenosha, WI 53142<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/gensoc.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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==== Death ====
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{{WI Death Intro|Kenosha}}
  
'''Kenosha County Historical Society, Kenosha History Center'''<br> 220 51st Place<br> Kenosha, WI 53140<br> Phone: 262-654-5770<br>[http://www.kenoshahistorycenter.org/ Website]<br><br>
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Death Index] WIGenWeb Project
  
'''Western Kenosha Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 232<br>Trevor, WI 53179-0232<br> Phone: 262-857-7345 <br>
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==== Divorce ====
[https://www.facebook.com/Western-Kenosha-County-Historical-Society-409743809038694/?ref= Facebook]<br><br>
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{{WI Divorce Intro|Kenosha}}
  
'''Family History Center'''<br>  Family History Library Holdings<br>Kenosha Wisconsin<br>1444 30th Ave N<br>Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States<br>Phone: 262-552-7816<br>[http://www.genealoger.com/wisconsin/Counties/kenosha%20county.htm Website]<br><br>
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*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
Hours: T 9am-12:30pm, 6pm-8:30pm; W, Th 9am-12:30pm<br>Closed: Holidays & last 2 weeks of December<br><br>
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WI Research Facilities Intro|Kenosha}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WI Archives Intro|Kenosha}}
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*'''Archives and Area Research Center'''<br>University of Wisconsin, Parkside Library<br>900 Wood Rd.<br>Kenosha, WI 53144<br>Telephone: 262-595-2411<br>Email: [mailto:archives@uwp.edu archives@uwp.edu]<br>[https://www.uwp.edu/learn/library/archives/ Website]
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*List of Archives by the [http://www.genealoger.com/wisconsin/Counties/kenosha%20county.htm Genealoger]
  
===== Birth Records  =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*[[Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center]]
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*1826 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Birth Records] WIGenWeb Project
 
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WI Libraries Intro|Kenosha}}
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*'''University of Wisconsin, Parkside Library'''<br>Archives and Area Research Center<br>900 Wood Rd.<br>Kenosha, WI 53144<br>Telephone: 262-595-2411<br>Email: [mailto:archives@uwp.edu archives@uwp.edu]<br>[https://www.uwp.edu/learn/library/archives/ Website]
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*List of libraries by the [http://www.genealoger.com/wisconsin/Counties/kenosha%20county.htm Genealoger]
  
*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Museums ===
*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{WI Museums Intro|Kenosha}}
*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Marriages] WIGenWeb Project
 
 
 
===== Divorce Records  =====
 
 
 
*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
 
 
===== Death Records  =====
 
 
 
*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
 
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*[http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=accwi;id=20;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Erootsweb%2Eancestry%2Ecom%2F~wikenosh%2Fkenoindex%2Ehtm Kenosha County Death Index] WIGenWeb Project
 
  
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WI Societies Intro|Kenosha}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*'''Kenosha County Genealogical Society'''<br>4902 52nd St<br> Kenosha, WI 53142<br>[https://kengensoc.com/ Website]<br>
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*'''Kenosha County Historical Society, Kenosha History Center'''<br> 220 51st Place<br> Kenosha, WI 53140<br>Phone: 262-654-5770<br>[http://www.kenoshahistorycenter.org/ Website]<br>
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*'''Western Kenosha Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 232<br>Trevor, WI 53179-0232<br>Phone: 262-857-7345 <br>[https://www.facebook.com/Western-Kenosha-County-Historical-Society-409743809038694/?ref= Facebook]
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/kenosha-county/ Kenosha County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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== Websites ==
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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{{WI Websites Intro|Kenosha}}
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Kenosha|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wikenosh/kenoindex.htm Kenosha County] WIGenWeb project
 
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/kenosha-county/ Kenosha County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wikenosh/kenoindex.htm Kenosha County, WIGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi//kenosha/kenosha.htm Kenosha County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|200732|Wisconsin|Kenosha}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WI Research Guides Intro|Kenosha}}
  
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Latest revision as of 12:13, 8 November 2019


Guide to Kenosha County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Kenosha
Organized: January 30, 1850
Parent County(s): Racine County[1]
Neighboring Counties
Lake (IL)  • McHenry (IL)  • Racine  • Walworth
See County Maps
Courthouse
Kenosha County Court House.jpg
Location Map
WI Kenosha.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the county seat, Kenosha. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Kenosha County Courthouse
1010 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-653-2552
Kenosha County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1900.
Register of Deeds has land records.
Register in Probate has probate records. [3]

Kenosha County, Wisconsin Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1876 1900 1876 1852 1838 1850 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1850--Kenosha County was created 30 January 1850 fromRacine County.
  • County seat: Kenosha[5]

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Kenosha County, Wisconsin online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 10,734
1860 13,900 29.5%
1870 13,147 −5.4%
1880 13,550 3.1%
1890 15,581 15.0%
1900 21,707 39.3%
1910 32,929 51.7%
1920 51,284 55.7%
1930 63,277 23.4%
1940 63,505 0.4%
1950 75,238 18.5%
1960 100,615 33.7%
1970 117,917 17.2%
1980 123,137 4.4%
1990 128,181 4.1%
2000 149,577 16.7%
2010 166,426 11.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Kenosha census records online, see: Wisconsin Census.

State Census

  • 1855 - 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 - 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household. Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Federal Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wisconsin denominations, view the Wisconsin Church Records wiki page.

Lutheran

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Salem, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wisconsin Land and Property for additional information about early Wisconsin land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

  • Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Kenosha County (USGenWeb Archives)

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Kenosha served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Kenosha:

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies F and M
- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company G
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

  • Kenosha County Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives)

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Kenosha Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the Kenosha Courthouse. See the wiki page Wisconsin Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned property or other items that could be taxed were listed, some residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records. For more information see the Wiki page, Wisconsin Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Most counties started keeping records in the 1870s. In 1907, the counties began sending copies to the state.

For pre-1907 births, deaths, and marriages, search the Wisconsin Genealogy Index.

For additional information, see Wisconsin Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Archives and Area Research Center
    University of Wisconsin, Parkside Library
    900 Wood Rd.
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Telephone: 262-595-2411
    Email: archives@uwp.edu
    Website
  • List of Archives by the Genealoger

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • University of Wisconsin, Parkside Library
    Archives and Area Research Center
    900 Wood Rd.
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Telephone: 262-595-2411
    Email: archives@uwp.edu
    Website
  • List of libraries by the Genealoger

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Kenosha County Genealogical Society
    4902 52nd St
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    Website
  • Kenosha County Historical Society, Kenosha History Center
    220 51st Place
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Phone: 262-654-5770
    Website
  • Western Kenosha Historical Society
    PO Box 232
    Trevor, WI 53179-0232
    Phone: 262-857-7345
    Facebook

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Kenosha County, Wisconsin " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Page 755-760, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 757-759.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Kenosha County, Wisconsin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenosha_County,_Wisconsin, accessed 15 September 2018.