Wisconsin Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Wisconsin court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Wisconsin Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.


Wisconsin Court Records


Wisconsin Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research


Wisconsin Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research


Wisconsin Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research


Wisconsin Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research


Wisconsin County & City Government Links

Wisconsin contains 72 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. Counties in Wisconsin are run by county boards, headed by a chairperson. Counties with a population of 500,000 or more must have a county executive as well. Smaller counties may either have a county executive or a county administrator.

The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Wisconsin county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Wisconsin State Government is located in Madison.

State of Wisconsin County & City Government Links
County Government County Seat Government County Government County Seat Government
Adams Friendship Marathon Wausau
Ashland Ashland Marinette Marinette
Barron Barron Marquette Montello
Bayfield Washburn Menominee Keshena
Brown Green Bay Milwaukee Milwaukee
Buffalo Alma Monroe Sparta
Burnett Siren Oconto Oconto
Calumet Chilton Oneida Rhinelander
Chippewa Chippewa Falls Outagamie Appleton
Clark Neillsville Ozaukee Port Washington
Columbia Portage Pepin Durand
Crawford Prairie du Chien Pierce Ellsworth
Dane Madison Polk Balsam Lake
Dodge Juneau Portage Stevens Point
Door Sturgeon Bay Price Phillips
Douglas Superior Racine Racine
Dunn Menomonie Richland Richland Center
Eau Claire Eau Claire Rock Janesville
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Rusk Ladysmith
Florence Florence Sauk Baraboo
Forest Crandon Sawyer Hayward
Green Lake Green Lake St. Croix Hudson
Grant Lancaster Shawano Shawano
Green Monroe Sheboygan Sheboygan
Iowa Dodgeville Taylor Medford
Iron Hurley Trempealeau Whitehall
Jackson Black River Falls Vernon Viroqua
Jefferson Jefferson Vilas Eagle River
Juneau Mauston Walworth Elkhorn
Kenosha Kenosha Washburn Shell Lake
Kewaunee Kewaunee Washington West Bend
Lafayette La Crosse Waukesha Waukesha
Langlade Darlington Waupaca Waupaca
La Crosse Antigo Waushara Wautoma
Lincoln Merrill Winnebago Oshkosh
Manitowoc Manitowoc Wood Wisconsin Rapids