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Winnebago County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Guide to Winnebago 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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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Winnebago County Courthouse
415 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920.236.4888


Register of Deeds has birth and land records from 1861,
marriage records from 1870 and death records; Register
in Probabte has probate records [1]

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1840--Winnebago County was created 6 January 1840 from Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, andMarquette Counties.
County seat: Oshkosh [2]

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.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Calumet  • Fond du Lac  • Green Lake  • Outagamie  • Waupaca  • Waushara

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

BillionGraves:

Census[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Oshkosh
Lutheran[edit | edit source]

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 ($).

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

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

Germans[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituary[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.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Repositories[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

Menasha Historical Society
233 Sunset Dr
Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: 920-722-8969

Neenah Historical Society
PO Box 343
Neenah, WI 54957-0343
Phone: 920-729-0244

Omro Area Historical Society
PO Box 133
Omro, WI 54963
Phone: 920-685-6123

Winchester Area Historical Society
PO Box 84
Larsen, WI 54947
Phone: 920-836-3363

Winnebagoland Genealogical Society
106 Washington Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901-4985

Winneconne Historical Society
PO Box 262
Winneconne, WI 54986
Phone:920-582-7887

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Winnegago, Wisconsin.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).