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}}<br>Guide to '''Waushara 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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Guide to '''Waushara County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|organized= February 15, 1851
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|county seat= [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wautoma,_Wisconsin Wautoma]
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|parent county= [[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] 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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|county1= [[Adams County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Adams]]
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|county2= [[Green Lake County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Green Lake]]
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|county4= [[Portage County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Portage]]
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|county5= [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waupaca]]
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|county6= [[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Winnebago]]</br><center>[[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Native American origin and is believed to mean "good land". The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Waushara  County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waushara_County,_Wisconsin."</ref>
  
==== Waushara County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WI Courthouse Intro|Waushara}}
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'''Waushara County Courthouse'''<br>209 S Saint Marie Street<br>PO Box 488<br>Wautoma, WI 54982<br>Phone: 920-787-0442<br>[http://www.co.waushara.wi.us/ Waushara County Website]<br><br>
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[http://www.co.waushara.wi.us/pView.aspx?id=12726&catid=636 Register of Deeds] has birth and death records from 1876, marriage and land records from 1852.<br>
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[http://www.co.waushara.wi.us/pView.aspx?id=12715&catid=636 Clerk of Circuit Court] has divorce and court records.<br>
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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>
  
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=== Waushara County, Wisconsin Record Dates  ===
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{{WI Record Dates Intro|Waushara}}
 
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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), Waushara 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>
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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=== County Courthouse ===
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=== Record Loss ===
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*'''1928'''  On April 30, 1928, the Waushara County Courthouse was completely destroyed by fire. Fortunately, the vaults withstood the intense heat and the records and valuable papers were saved.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WI Boundary Changes Intro|Waushara}}
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*1851--Waushara County was created 15 February 1851 from [[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wautoma,_Wisconsin Wautoma, WI]<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.
  
[http://www.co.waushara.wi.us/ Waushara County Courthouse]<br>209 S Saint Marie Street<br>PO Box 488<br>Wautoma, WI 54982<br>Phone: 920.787.0442 <br><br>[http://www.co.waushara.wi.us/pView.aspx?id=12726&catid=636 Register of Deeds] has birth and death records from 1876, <br>marriage and land records from 1852; <br>
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[http://www.co.waushara.wi.us/pView.aspx?id=12715&catid=636 Clerk of Circuit Court] has divorce and court records; <br>
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=== Populated Places ===
Register in Pro has probate records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Wushara, Wisconsin</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,137,c,waushara.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Waushara County, Wisconsin," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waushara_County,_Wisconsin#Communities, accessed 13 Dec 2018.</ref>
 
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{{WI Populated Places Intro|Waushara}}
== Historical Facts  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
1851--Waushara County was created 15 February 1851&nbsp;from [[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Wautoma <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
On April 30, 1928, the Waushara County Courthouse was completely destroyed by fire. Fortunately, the vaults withstood the intense heat and the records and valuable papers were saved.  
 
 
 
 
 
*Unknown - Wautoma, Wisconsin<br>Waushara County Court House Fire<br>April 30, 1928
 
 
 
Flames Destroy Waushara Court House<br>Loss of building at Wautoma put at near $75,000
 
 
 
Wild Rose and Red Granite fire trucks prevent damage from flying firebrands; chimney dynamited.  
 
 
 
(special to the Tribune)
 
 
 
Wautoma, April 30 Flames, supposed to have originated in the basement when the furnace door blew open, between 5 and 6 o’clock this morning completely destroyed the Waushara County Courthouse in this city with a loss estimated at from $60,000 to $75,000. Though fire departments from Wild Rose and Red Granite responded to calls for help, they were unable to do anything further than to stand by and help extinguish roof fires starting on buildings nearby, ignited by sparks from the burning structure. An extremely high wind scattered firebrands over a large area and only sufficient fire fighting equipment kept the loss confined to the court house.
 
 
 
Dynamite Chimney<br>As the roof of the building collapsed, grave concern was felt over the tall brick chimney which swayed dangerously in the high wind. Citizens at once decided on the use of dynamite and the chimney was brought down with a crash. The brick walls of the court house collapsed shortly after.
 
 
 
Started Fire at Five O’Clock<br>John Hahn, janitor at the court house, started the fire in the furnace shortly after 5 o’clock as is his usual custom. He then went home to breakfast. Smoke bursting from the building was noticed at 5:45 by Wilbur Johnson, foreman at the county machine shop. He spread the alarm but the flames had gained such great headway that no time was left to carry much from the various county offices. District Attorney G. Jones rushed into his office and carried out a letter file and a typewriter. Nothing else was saved.
 
 
 
The Wautoma fire department, a Ford truck with pumper attachment, forced water from White River, two blocks distant, through two hose lines. The rest of the equipment was needed to combat small roof fires.  
 
 
 
All records of the county were in the various vaults and late this afternoon they were found still too hot to open. It is believed however that the records are safe, as the vaults were fire proof.
 
 
 
The regular meeting of the Waushara county board was scheduled for tomorrow morning in the court house chambers. The meeting will be held in other quarters and it is expected that steps will be taken at once toward providing a new county building to replace the one destroyed.
 
 
 
Insurance totaling about $30,000 was carried, it is said.  
 
 
 
The Waushara county court house was built in 1888 at an approximate cost of $10,000. Later additions and improvements to the extent of $45,000 were added.
 
  
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 30 Apr 1928<br>(source:[http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/wi/fires/wautoma-chsefire1928.htm ''GenDisasters''])<br><br>
 
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin,_Wisconsin Berlin (mostly in Green Lake County)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wautoma,_Wisconsin Wautoma (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora,_Waushara_County,_Wisconsin Aurora]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomfield,_Waushara_County,_Wisconsin Bloomfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloma_(town),_Wisconsin Coloma (town)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota,_Wisconsin Dakota]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deerfield,_Waushara_County,_Wisconsin Deerfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hancock_(town),_Wisconsin Hancock (town)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon,_Waushara_County,_Wisconsin Leon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion,_Waushara_County,_Wisconsin Marion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Morris,_Wisconsin Mount Morris]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis,_Wisconsin Oasis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plainfield_(town),_Wisconsin Plainfield (town)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poy_Sippi,_Wisconsin Poy Sippi]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richford,_Wisconsin Richford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose,_Wisconsin Rose]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxeville,_Wisconsin Saxeville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springwater,_Wisconsin Springwater]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren,_Waushara_County,_Wisconsin Warren]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wautoma_(town),_Wisconsin Wautoma (town)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohrville,_Wisconsin Lohrville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redgranite,_Wisconsin Redgranite]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auroraville,_Wisconsin Auroraville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannerman,_Wisconsin Bannerman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borth,_Wisconsin Borth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brushville,_Wisconsin Brushville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_Valley,_Wisconsin Fountain Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heffron,_Wisconsin Heffron (partially)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metz,_Wisconsin Metz (partial)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Morris_(community),_Wisconsin Mount Morris (community)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richford_(community),_Wisconsin Richford (community)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Lake,_Waushara_County,_Wisconsin Silver Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Lake,_Waushara_County,_Wisconsin Spring Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Bloomfield,_Wisconsin West Bloomfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poy_Sippi_(CDP),_Wisconsin Poy Sippi (CDP)]
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WI Historical Timeline Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WI Resources Intro|Waushara}}
  
[[Adams County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Adams]] {{•}} [[Green Lake County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Green Lake]] {{•}} [[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] {{•}} [[Portage County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Portage]] {{•}} [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waupaca]] {{•}} [[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Winnebago]]
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=== Bible Records ===
<center>[[Image:{{WI Waushara County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
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{{WI Bible Intro|Waushara}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WI Biographies Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WI Business Records Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WI Cemeteries Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/waush.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Waushara+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/waushara.htm WITombstone Project]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Waushara&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/cem/index/cemeteryindexa.htm WIGenWeb Waushara County Cemetery Index]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Waushara%20County%2C%20Wisconsin%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23172&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=44&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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*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/cem/index/cemeteryindexa.htm WIGenWeb Waushara County Cemetery Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Many are only partial listings.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=51&countyId=3061 Find a Grave Map of Waushara County Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/waushara.html Waushara County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waushara_County,_Wisconsin "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |8770
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|1870 |11279
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|1880 |12687
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|1890 |13507
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|1900 |15972
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|1910 |18886
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|1920 |16712
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|1930 |14427
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|1940 |14268
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|1950 |13920
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|1960 |13497
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|1970 |14795
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|1980 |18526
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|1990 |19385
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|2000 |23154
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|2010 |24496
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}}
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{{WI Census Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/cens/cp.htm Waushara County Census Records] State, Federal and Special Censuses. WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/cens/cp.htm Waushara County Census Records] State, Federal and Special Censuses. WIGenWeb project
=====State Census=====
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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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'''''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.
 
*'''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.
 
*'''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.
 
*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
 
*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. 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.
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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.
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.  
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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.
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
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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.
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WI Church Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Church History and Records ====
 
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/chur/Ch1.htm Waushara County Churches] WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/chur/Ch1.htm Waushara County Churches] WIGenWeb project
===== Lutheran  =====
 
  
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
:*Records of the Lutheran Church, Waushara County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
:*Records of the Lutheran Church, Waushara County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WI Court Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WI Directories Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WI Emigration Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WI Ethnic Groups Intro|Waushara}}
  
===== Germans =====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WI Funeral Homes Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WI Genealogies Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WI Guardianship Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WI Land Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WI Histories Intro|Waushara}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WI Maps Intro|Waushara}}
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{{WI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WI Waushara County}}}}
  
==== Maps  ====
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Waushara County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Waushara County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/maps/tm.htm Simple Map of Waushara County Townships]  
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*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/maps/tm.htm Simple Map of Waushara County Townships]
*[http://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/travel/road/hwy-maps/waushara.pdf Download PDF single page map of Waushara County]  
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*[http://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/travel/road/hwy-maps/waushara.pdf Download PDF single page map of Waushara County]
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/maps/map1.htm Various Maps of Waushara County WIGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/maps/map1.htm Various Maps of Waushara County WIGenWeb]
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WI Migration Intro|Waushara}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WI Military Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Military History and Records ====
 
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/milit/mil1.htm Military Information] Links to information on most wars. WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/milit/mil1.htm Military Information] Links to information on most wars. WIGenWeb project
===== Civil War =====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WI Civil War Intro|Waushara}}
  
Civil War service men from Waushara 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 Waushara County. <br>
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{{WI Civil War Regiments|Waushara}}
  
:- [[7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies E and I  
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:- [[7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies E and I
:- [[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company I, many men from the town of Berlin which is found in Waushara County or [[Green_Lake_County,_Wisconsin|Green Lake County]]<br>
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:- [[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company I, many men from the town of Berlin which is found in Waushara County or [[Green_Lake_County,_Wisconsin Genealogy|Green Lake County]]
=====World War II=====
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==== World War II ====
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{{WI World War II Intro|Waushara}}
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli347gmt.txt Waushara County Army Enlistees Names  ALFSEN - PATTERSON] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli347gmt.txt Waushara County Army Enlistees Names  ALFSEN - PATTERSON] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli348gmt.txt Waushara County Army Enlistees Names  PEARSON - ZUEHLKE] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli348gmt.txt Waushara County Army Enlistees Names  PEARSON - ZUEHLKE] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WI Naturalization Intro|Waushara}}
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*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/Naturalizations/NaturalizationIndex/NIndexAB.htm Naturalization Index for Waushara County] WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/Naturalizations/NaturalizationIndex/NIndexAB.htm Naturalization Index for Waushara County] WIGenWeb project
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WI Newspapers Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WI Obituaries Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WI Other Records Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WI Periodicals Intro|Waushara}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WI Probate Intro|Waushara}}
  
 
'''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 ===
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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{{WI Schools Intro|Waushara}}
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WI Tax Intro|Waushara}}
  
===== County Courthouse  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WI Vital Intro|Waushara}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WI Birth Intro|Waushara}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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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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*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Societies  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WI Marriage Intro|Waushara}}
  
'''Waushara County Historical Society'''<br>221 S St. Marie<br>Wautoma 54982<br>Telephone: 920-787-7584<br>E-mail:[mailto:nevadamarv@yahoo.com nevadamarv@yahoo.com]<br><br>
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*'''1836-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1803973|Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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 $
  
'''Waushara County Historical and Genealogy Society'''<br> PO Box 616<br> 212 S St Marie<br> Wautoma, WI 54982<br>Telephone: 920-787-7584<br>[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/soas/WHS.htm Website]<br><br>
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==== Death ====
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{{WI Death Intro|Waushara}}
  
'''Berlin Area Historical Society'''<br>111 S Adams Ave<br> Berlin, WI 54923<br>Telephone: 920-361-2460<br>[http://berlinareahistoricalsociety.com/ 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
  
'''Wild Rose Historical Society<br> PO Box 63<br> Wild Rose, WI 54984<br>Telephone: 715-575-2007<br> E-mail:[mailto:waushara@yahoo.com waushara@yahoo.com]<br><br>
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WI Divorce Intro|Waushara}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WI Research Facilities Intro|Waushara}}
  
===== Birth Records  =====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WI Archives Intro|Waushara}}
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*'''Neils R. Kampenga Archives and Area Research Center'''<br>University of Wisconsin Library<br>900 Reserve Street, Room 520<br>Stevens Point, WI 54481-1962<br>Phone: 715-346-2586<br>[http://www.uwsp.edu/library/archives/Pages/default.aspx Website]<br>Email: [mailto:archives@uwsp.edu archives@uwsp.edu]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/UWSP-Archives-and-Area-Research-Center-1473921516198575/ Facebook]<br>
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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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=== Libraries ===
*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{WI Libraries Intro|Waushara}}
*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 $
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*'''University of Wisconsin Library'''<br>Nelis R. Kampenga Archives and Area Research Center<br>900 Reserve Street, Room 520<br>Stevens Point, WI 54481-1962<br>Phone: 715-346-2586<br>[http://www.uwsp.edu/library/archives/Pages/default.aspx Website]<br>Email: [mailto:archives@uwsp.edu archives@uwsp.edu]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/UWSP-Archives-and-Area-Research-Center-1473921516198575/ Facebook]<br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{WI Museums Intro|Waushara}}
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
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== Societies ==
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{{WI Societies Intro|Waushara}}
  
*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''Waushara County Historical and Genealogy Society'''<br> PO Box 616<br> 212 South St Marie<br>Wautoma, WI 54982-0616<br>Phone: 920-787-7584<br>[mailto:wausharamuseum@yahoo.com wausharamuseum@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/soas/WHS.htm Website]
*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''Berlin Area Historical Society'''<br>111 S Adams Ave<br> Berlin, WI 54923<br>Phone: 920-361-2460<br>[http://berlinareahistoricalsociety.com/ Website]
*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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*'''Wild Rose Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 63<br> Wild Rose, WI 54984<br>Phone: 715-575-2007<br> Email: [mailto:waushara@yahoo.com waushara@yahoo.com]
  
===== Divorce Records  =====
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== Websites ==
 
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{{WI Websites Intro|Waushara}}
*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<br>
 
*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
 
 
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
 
 
== Websites  ==
 
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/waushara-county/ Waushara County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/waushara-county/ Waushara County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Waushara|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/index.htm WIGenWeb Waushara County]
*[http://www.wigenweb.org/waushara/index.htm WIGenWeb Waushara County]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/waush.htm USGenWeb Archives Waushara County]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/waushara/waush.htm USGenWeb Archives Waushara County]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WI/Waushara/ Linkpendium Waushara County]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WI/Waushara/ Linkpendium Waushara County]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/wi.htm Cyndi's List Wisconsin Page] Scroll down to Waushara County Section, or Search for "Waushara County"
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/wi.htm Cyndi's List Wisconsin Page]&nbsp;&nbsp; Scroll down to Waushara County Section, or Search for "Waushara County"
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|201156|Wisconsin|Waushara}}- 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 ==
== References  ==
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{{WI Research Guides Intro|Waushara}}
  
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Latest revision as of 12:42, 8 November 2019


Guide to Waushara 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: Wautoma
Organized: February 15, 1851
Parent County(s): Marquette County[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adams  • Green Lake  • Marquette  • Portage  • Waupaca  • Winnebago
See County Maps
Courthouse
Waushara County Courthouse WI.jpg
Location Map
WI Waushara.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Native American origin and is believed to mean "good land". The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Waushara County Courthouse
209 S Saint Marie Street
PO Box 488
Wautoma, WI 54982
Phone: 920-787-0442
Waushara County Website

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1876, marriage and land records from 1852.
Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce and court records.
Register in Probate has probate records.[3]

Waushara 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 1852 1876 1868 1852 1854 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

  • 1928 On April 30, 1928, the Waushara County Courthouse was completely destroyed by fire. Fortunately, the vaults withstood the intense heat and the records and valuable papers were saved.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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 Waushara 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.
1860 8,770
1870 11,279 28.6%
1880 12,687 12.5%
1890 13,507 6.5%
1900 15,972 18.2%
1910 18,886 18.2%
1920 16,712 −11.5%
1930 14,427 −13.7%
1940 14,268 −1.1%
1950 13,920 −2.4%
1960 13,497 −3.0%
1970 14,795 9.6%
1980 18,526 25.2%
1990 19,385 4.6%
2000 23,154 19.4%
2010 24,496 5.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Waushara 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.

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 Lutheran Church, Waushara County, 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.

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 Waushara 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 Waushara:

- 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies E and I
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I, many men from the town of Berlin which is found in Waushara County or Green Lake County

World War II[edit | edit source]

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 Waushara Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the Waushara 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]

  • Neils R. Kampenga Archives and Area Research Center
    University of Wisconsin Library
    900 Reserve Street, Room 520
    Stevens Point, WI 54481-1962
    Phone: 715-346-2586
    Website
    Email: archives@uwsp.edu
    Facebook

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 Library
    Nelis R. Kampenga Archives and Area Research Center
    900 Reserve Street, Room 520
    Stevens Point, WI 54481-1962
    Phone: 715-346-2586
    Website
    Email: archives@uwsp.edu
    Facebook

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Waushara County Historical and Genealogy Society
    PO Box 616
    212 South St Marie
    Wautoma, WI 54982-0616
    Phone: 920-787-7584
    wausharamuseum@yahoo.com
    Website
  • Berlin Area Historical Society
    111 S Adams Ave
    Berlin, WI 54923
    Phone: 920-361-2460
    Website
  • Wild Rose Historical Society
    PO Box 63
    Wild Rose, WI 54984
    Phone: 715-575-2007
    Email: waushara@yahoo.com

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, "Waushara County, Wisconsin " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waushara_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), Waushara 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, "Waushara County, Wisconsin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waushara_County,_Wisconsin#Communities, accessed 13 Dec 2018.