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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 CourthouseEdit

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 Probate has probate records [1]

Historical FactsEdit

Parent CountyEdit

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

Boundary ChangesEdit

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

Record LossEdit

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

Places / LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

Neighboring CountiesEdit

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



Bible RecordsEdit





State CensusEdit
  • 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 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 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census 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 Index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
Federal CensusEdit

Church History and RecordsEdit

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsEdit

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Oshkosh


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

Winnebago County

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

First Presbyterian Church, Neenah

Court RecordsEdit

Crime and CriminalsEdit


Ethnic, Political, or Religious GroupsEdit





Land and PropertyEdit

Wisconsin Land Patents Database, Winnebago County



Military History and RecordsEdit

Civil WarEdit

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 IEdit
World War IIEdit

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

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit



  • 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


Probate RecordsEdit

Online Records


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

Archives, Libraries and MuseumsEdit
County CourthouseEdit
Family History CentersEdit

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.


Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society
234 Church Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone:(920) 426-4081

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


Vital RecordsEdit

Birth RecordsEdit
Marriage RecordsEdit
Divorce RecordsEdit
Death RecordsEdit

Voting RegistersEdit

Web SitesEdit


  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).