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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Winnebago County
 
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| state = Wisconsin
 
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| founded year = 1840
 
| founded date = 6 January
 
| seat = [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshkosh,_Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI]
 
| building image = Winnebago County Wisconsin Courthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Winnebago County Courthouse<br>415 Jackson Street<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920.236.4888<br>[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/ Winnebago County Courthouse]}}
 
  
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Guide to '''Winnebago 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= January 6, 1840
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|county seat= [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshkosh,_Wisconsin Oshkosh]
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|parent county= [[Brown County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Brown]], [[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]], [[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Fond du Lac]], and[[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] Counties<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= [[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]]
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|county2= [[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Fond du Lac]]
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|county3= [[Green Lake County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Green Lake]]
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|county4= [[Outagamie County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Outagamie]]
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|county5= [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waupaca]]
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|county6= [[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waushara]]</br><center>[[Winnebago 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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WI Courthouse Intro|Winnebago}}
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'''Winnebago County Courthouse'''<br>415 Jackson Street<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920-236-4888<br>[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/ Winnebago County Website]<br><br>
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[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/register-deeds Register of Deeds] has birth and land records from 1861, marriage records from 1870 and death records.<br>
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[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/probate 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>
  
==== Winnebago County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====  
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=== Winnebago County, Wisconsin Record Dates ===
 
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{{WI Record Dates Intro|Winnebago}}
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1848
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |  
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |  
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1837
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1838
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1840
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1848
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1840
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1837
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
 
 
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=== Record Loss ===
=== County Courthouse ===
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[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/ Winnebago County Courthouse]<br>415 Jackson Street<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920.236.4888
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<br>[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/register-deeds Register of Deeds] has birth and land records from 1861, <br>marriage records from 1870 and death records; <br>
 
[https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/probate Register in Probate] has probate records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Winnegago, Wisconsin.</ref>
 
 
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
1840--Winnebago County was created 6 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Brown County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Brown]], [[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]], [[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Fond du Lac]], and[[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] Counties.<br>County seat: Oshkosh <ref>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  ====
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WI Boundary Changes Intro|Winnebago}}
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*1840--Winnebago County was created 6 January 1840 from [[Brown County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Brown]], [[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]], [[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Fond du Lac]], and[[Marquette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marquette]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshkosh,_Wisconsin Oshkosh, 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.
  
[[Image:{{WI Winnebago County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|250px]]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WI Populated Places Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WI Historical Timeline Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WI Resources Intro|Winnebago}}
  
[[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]] {{•}} [[Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Fond du Lac]] {{•}} [[Green Lake County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Green Lake]] {{•}} [[Outagamie County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Outagamie]] {{•}} [[Waupaca County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waupaca]] {{•}} [[Waushara County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Waushara]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WI Bible Intro|Winnebago}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WI Biographies Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
==== Biography  ====
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/biographies.htm Winnebago County Biographies] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/biographies.htm Winnebago County Biographies] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/biographies.htm Biography Resources for Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/biographies.htm Biography Resources for Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WI Business Records Intro|Winnebago}}
  
{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WI Cemeteries Intro|Winnebago}}
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%"
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3062&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|429808|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3062 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/cemetery.html WIGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Winnebago+Wisconsin&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Winnebago#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/cemeteries.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/winnebago.htm WITombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Winnebago County, Wisconsin''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/winnebago.htm Interment]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3062&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/cemetery.html WIGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/cemeteries.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/winnebago.htm WITombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/winnebago.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23173&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=61&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23173&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=61&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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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|429808|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Winnebago+Wisconsin&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3062 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Winnebago#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Wisconsin Cemeteries| Wisconsin Cemeteries]] for more information.
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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.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/winnebago.html Winnebago County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/winnebago.html Winnebago County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WI Census Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/census.html Census Resources for Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/census.html Census Resources for Winnebago County] 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://www.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://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
 
*'''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.
=====Federal Census=====
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'''''Federal Census'''''<br>
 
*'''1840-1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/census.htm Links to Census Records by Township] USGenWeb Archives
 
*'''1840-1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/census.htm Links to Census Records by Township] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WI Church Intro|Winnebago}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/churches.html List of Churches of Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/churches.html List of Churches of Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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'''''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''''<br>
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
 
*Oshkosh
 
*Oshkosh
  
===== Lutheran =====
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
'''Oshkosh'''
 
'''Oshkosh'''
  
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:*Records of the Lutheran Church, Winnebago County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
:*Records of the Lutheran Church, Winnebago County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
=====Presbyterian=====
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'''''Presbyterian'''''<br>
 
'''First Presbyterian Church, Neenah'''
 
'''First Presbyterian Church, Neenah'''
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/church.htm Church Records] USGenWeb Archives
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/church.htm Church Records] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WI Court Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WI Directories Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WI Emigration Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WI Ethnic Groups Intro|Winnebago}}
  
===== Germans =====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WI Funeral Homes Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WI Genealogies Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WI Guardianship Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WI Land Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
'''Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Winnebago County'''
 
'''Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Winnebago County'''
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-a-c.txt Surnames A-C] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-a-c.txt Surnames A-C] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/land/winn-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WI Histories Intro|Winnebago}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WI Maps Intro|Winnebago}}
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[[Image:{{WI Winnebago County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|250px]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin]
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WI Migration Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Military History and Records ====
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=== Military Records ===
===== Civil War =====
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{{WI Military Intro|Winnebago}}
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WI Civil War Intro|Winnebago}}
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{{WI Civil War Regiments|Winnebago}}
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/history/civilwar/civilwar.htm Winnebago County in the Civil War] as taken from the Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/history/civilwar/civilwar.htm Winnebago County in the Civil War] as taken from the Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 WIGenWeb project
  
Civil War service men from Winnebago 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 Winnebago County. <br>
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Civil War service men from Winnebago 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 Winnebago County.
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies D and E.  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies D and E.
:- [[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies A and B.  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies A and B.
:- [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/5th_Regiment,_Wisconsin_Infantry, 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized], Companies E and K  
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:- [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/5th_Regiment,_Wisconsin_Infantry, 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized], Companies E and K
:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C  
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:- [[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
:- [[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C (These men were from the town of Menasha. There is a town of Menasha in both Winnebago and [[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]] Counties.)  
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:- [[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C (These men were from the town of Menasha. There is a town of Menasha in both Winnebago and [[Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Calumet]] Counties.)
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company K
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company K
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
=====World War I=====
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==== World War I ====
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{{WI World War I Intro|Winnebago}}
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/history/wwi.htm Winneconne and Vicinity, Boys in U.S. Service] as listed in the Winneconne Local, October 24, 1918. WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/history/wwi.htm Winneconne and Vicinity, Boys in U.S. Service] as listed in the Winneconne Local, October 24, 1918. WIGenWeb project
=====World War II=====
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==== World War II ====
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{{WI World War II Intro|Winnebago}}
 
'''Winnebago County WWII Enlistees''' - Entry lists date and place of enlistment.
 
'''Winnebago County WWII Enlistees''' - Entry lists date and place of enlistment.
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees01.txt Names ABRAHAM CURTIS J - BYRHOLDT CHESTER H] USGenWeb Archives
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees01.txt Names ABRAHAM CURTIS J - BYRHOLDT CHESTER H] USGenWeb Archives
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees09.txt Names WAITE EARL V - ZWICKY ROBERT H] USGenWeb Archives
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/military/ww2/enlistments/winnebago-ww2enlistees09.txt Names WAITE EARL V - ZWICKY ROBERT H] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WI Naturalization Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WI Newspapers Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Obituary  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WI Obituaries Intro|Winnebago}}
  
*[http://db.apl.org/obit/ Appleton Public Library Obituary Index] which is located on the Fox River located in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Counties. A&nbsp;partial index to obituaries and death notices published in Appleton newspapers. Currently, records are available for the following time periods. There are complete records for 1853-71; 1874; 1920-22; 1939-42; 1944; 1948-52; 1958-1960; 1970; 1980; 1981; 1992-94, and January 1, 2001 to December 6, 2011. Some records from 1848; 1875; 1889; 1899; 1923; 1930; 1945; 1954; 1957; 1969; 1971-73; 1981; 1982; 1987; and 1991 have been indexed.<br><br>
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*[http://db.apl.org/obit/ Appleton Public Library Obituary Index] which is located on the Fox River located in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Counties. A partial index to obituaries and death notices published in Appleton newspapers. Currently, records are available for the following time periods. There are complete records for 1853-71; 1874; 1920-22; 1939-42; 1944; 1948-52; 1958-1960; 1970; 1980; 1981; 1992-94, and January 1, 2001 to December 6, 2011. Some records from 1848; 1875; 1889; 1899; 1923; 1930; 1945; 1954; 1957; 1969; 1971-73; 1981; 1982; 1987; and 1991 have been indexed.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits1.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, A-H] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits1.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, A-H] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits2.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, I-Q] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits2.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, I-Q] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits3.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, R-Z] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/obits3.htm Winnebago County Obituaries, R-Z] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WI Other Records Intro|Winnebago}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WI Periodicals Intro|Winnebago}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WI Probate Intro|Winnebago}}
  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
  
*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.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://familysearch.org 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|Winnebago}}
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/ Area Research Center]<br>
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{{WI Tax Intro|Winnebago}}
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh<br>
 
800 Algoma Blvd.<br>
 
Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>
 
(920) 424-1234
 
  
===== County Courthouse  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WI Vital Intro|Winnebago}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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==== Birth ====
 
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{{WI Birth Intro|Winnebago}}
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
 
*[[Oshkosh Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
  
==== Societies  ====
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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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==== Marriage ====
|-
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{{WI Marriage Intro|Winnebago}}
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'''Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society'''<br> 234 Church Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Telephone: 920-426-4081<br>[http://www.winnebagocountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
 
  
'''Hmong Cultural and Historical Society'''<br>502 Waugoo Ave<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Telephone: 920-426-4953<br>
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*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hmong-Cultural-And-Historical-Society/419961928200876 Facebook]<br><br>
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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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*'''1885-1917''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/vitals.htm Winnebago County Marriage Announcements] USGenWeb Archives
  
'''Menasha Historical Society'''<br>233 Sunset Dr<br>Menasha, WI 54952<br>Telehone: 920-722-8969<br>[http://menashahistorical.webs.com/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Death ====
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{{WI Death Intro|Winnebago}}
  
'''Neenah Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 343<br>Neenah, WI 54957-0343<br>Telephone: 920-729-0244<br>[http://www.focol.org/neenahhistorical/ 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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==== Divorce ====
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{{WI Divorce Intro|Winnebago}}
  
'''Omro Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 133<br>Omro, WI 54963 <br>Telephone: 920-685-6123<br>[http://omrohistoricalsociety.weebly.com/ Website]<br><br>
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*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
'''Winchester Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 84<br>Larsen, WI 54947<br>Telephone: 920-836-3363<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winchester-Area-Historical-Society/454765691351537 Facebook]<br><br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WI Research Facilities Intro|Winnebago}}
  
'''Winnebagoland Genealogical Society'''<br>106 Washington Ave<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901-4985<br>[http://winnebagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/ Website]<br>
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=== Archives ===
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{{WI Archives Intro|Winnebago}}
'''Winneconne Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 262<br>Winneconne, WI 54986<br>Telephone:920-582-7887<br>[http://www.winneconnehistory.org/ Website]<br>
 
|}
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''Area Research Center'''<br>Polk Library, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh<br>800 Algoma Blvd.<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920-424-1234<br>[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/ Website]<br>[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/contact Contact info]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Birth Records  =====
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*[[Oshkosh Wisconsin Family History Center]]
  
*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Libraries ===
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>  
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{{WI Libraries Intro|Winnebago}}
*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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*'''Polk Library, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh'''<br>Area Research Center<br>800 Algoma Blvd.<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920-424-1234<br>[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/ Website]<br>[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/contact Contact info]
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WI Museums Intro|Winnebago}}
  
*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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== Societies ==
*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{WI Societies Intro|Winnebago}}
*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
 
*1885-1917 [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/vitals.htm Winnebago County Marriage Announcements] USGenWeb Archives
 
  
===== Divorce Records  =====
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*'''Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society'''<br> 234 Church Ave<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920-426-4081<br>[http://www.winnebagocountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]
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*'''Hmong Cultural and Historical Society'''<br>502 Waugoo Ave<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901<br>Phone: 920-426-4953<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hmong-Cultural-And-Historical-Society/419961928200876 Facebook]
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*'''Menasha Historical Society'''<br>233 Sunset Dr<br>Menasha, WI 54952<br>Phone: 920-722-8969<br>[http://menashahistorical.webs.com/ Website]
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*'''Neenah Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 343<br>Neenah, WI 54957-0343<br>Phone: 920-729-0244<br>[http://www.focol.org/neenahhistorical/ Website]
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*'''Omro Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 133<br>Omro, WI 54963 <br>Phone: 920-685-6123<br>[http://omrohistoricalsociety.weebly.com/ Website]
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*'''Winchester Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 84<br>Larsen, WI 54947<br>Phone: 920-836-3363<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winchester-Area-Historical-Society/454765691351537 Facebook]
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*'''Winnebagoland Genealogical Society'''<br>106 Washington Ave<br>Oshkosh, WI 54901-4985<br>[http://winnebagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/ Website]
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*'''Winneconne Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 262<br>Winneconne, WI 54986<br>Phone: 920-582-7887<br>[http://www.winneconnehistory.org/ Website]
  
*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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== Websites ==
 
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{{WI Websites Intro|Winnebago}}
===== 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/winnebago-county/ Winnebago County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/winnebago-county/ Winnebago 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+Winnebago|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
*[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/ Area Research Center] University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
 
*[http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/ Area Research Center] University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/contents.html Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwinneb/contents.html Winnebago County] WIGenWeb project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/winne.htm Winnebago County Archives] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/winne.htm Winnebago County Archives] USGenWeb Archives
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|201158|Wisconsin|Winnebago}}- 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|Winnebago}}
  
== References ==
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Revision as of 08:04, 22 June 2018

Guide to Winnebago 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: Oshkosh
Organized: January 6, 1840
Parent County(s): Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, andMarquette Counties[1]
Neighboring Counties
Calumet  • Fond du Lac  • Green Lake  • Outagamie  • Waupaca  • Waushara
See County Maps
Courthouse
Winnebago County Wisconsin Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
WI Winnebago.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Winnebago County Courthouse
415 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920-236-4888
Winnebago County Website

Register of Deeds has birth and land records from 1861, marriage records from 1870 and death records.
Register in Probate has probate records. [2]

Winnebago 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
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1876 1848 1837 1838 1840

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

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]

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 Winnebago 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]

For tips on accessing Winnebago 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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Oshkosh

Lutheran
Oshkosh

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

Winnebago County

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

Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church, Neenah

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, Winnebago County

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

WI WINNEBAGO.JPG

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Winnebago 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 Winnebago:

Civil War service men from Winnebago 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 Winnebago County.

- 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies D and E.
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies A and B.
- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Companies E and K
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
- 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C (These men were from the town of Menasha. There is a town of Menasha in both Winnebago and Calumet Counties.)
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Winnebago County WWII Enlistees - Entry lists date and place of enlistment.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

  • Appleton Public Library Obituary Index which is located on the Fox River located in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago Counties. A partial index to obituaries and death notices published in Appleton newspapers. Currently, records are available for the following time periods. There are complete records for 1853-71; 1874; 1920-22; 1939-42; 1944; 1948-52; 1958-1960; 1970; 1980; 1981; 1992-94, and January 1, 2001 to December 6, 2011. Some records from 1848; 1875; 1889; 1899; 1923; 1930; 1945; 1954; 1957; 1969; 1971-73; 1981; 1982; 1987; and 1991 have been indexed.
  • Winnebago County Obituaries, A-H USGenWeb Archives
  • Winnebago County Obituaries, I-Q USGenWeb Archives
  • Winnebago County Obituaries, R-Z USGenWeb Archives

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Winnebago Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the Winnebago 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]

  • Area Research Center
    Polk Library, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
    800 Algoma Blvd.
    Oshkosh, WI 54901
    Phone: 920-424-1234
    Website
    Contact info

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]

  • Polk Library, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
    Area Research Center
    800 Algoma Blvd.
    Oshkosh, WI 54901
    Phone: 920-424-1234
    Website
    Contact info

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society
    234 Church Ave
    Oshkosh, WI 54901
    Phone: 920-426-4081
    Website
  • Hmong Cultural and Historical Society
    502 Waugoo Ave
    Oshkosh, WI 54901
    Phone: 920-426-4953
    Facebook
  • Menasha Historical Society
    233 Sunset Dr
    Menasha, WI 54952
    Phone: 920-722-8969
    Website
  • Neenah Historical Society
    PO Box 343
    Neenah, WI 54957-0343
    Phone: 920-729-0244
    Website
  • Omro Area Historical Society
    PO Box 133
    Omro, WI 54963
    Phone: 920-685-6123
    Website
  • Winchester Area Historical Society
    PO Box 84
    Larsen, WI 54947
    Phone: 920-836-3363
    Facebook
  • Winnebagoland Genealogical Society
    106 Washington Ave
    Oshkosh, WI 54901-4985
    Website
  • Winneconne Historical Society
    PO Box 262
    Winneconne, WI 54986
    Phone: 920-582-7887
    Website

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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.