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 Court Record Books (amazon.com)
Wisconsin Land Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research
Wisconsin Probate Records
- Wisconsin Probate Record Books (amazon.com)
Wisconsin Tax Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research
- Wisconsin Tax Record Books (amazon.com)
Wisconsin Immigration & Naturalization Records
- Wisconsin Immigration Record Books (amazon.com)
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.