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Green Lake County Cities, Towns and Villiages include Berlin, Green Lake, Markesan, Princeton, Berlin, Brooklyn, Green Lake, Kingston, Mackford, Manchester, Marquette, Princeton, Seneca, St. Marie, Kingston, Marquette.
A Map of Green Lake County, Wisconsin contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Green Lake County, Wisconsin Courthouse Records
Green Lake County, WI Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
It has been estimated that less than 50 percent of the vital records, for example, were prepared and submitted for permanent filing prior to 1907. Land deeds, probate, and court records generally begin in Wisconsin with the organization of the county. Prior to that date, check the County or Counties it was created from. Some counties formed from other counties transcribed their portion of property deeds to be kept with the new county deed records.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Green Lake county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Green Lake County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1864, Marriage Records from 1858, Death Records from 1877 and Land Records from 1843. The purpose of the Register of Deeds is to provide official record keeping for Records or files land record documents authorized by law, such as deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, certified survey maps, plats and Federal Tax liens. Files and indexes Birth, Death and Marriage records, Military Discharges, and issues certified copies upon request.
- Green Lake County Register in Probate Office has Probate Records from 1853. The Probate Office has the responsibility to maintain and update files regarding probate of estates, guardianships, protective placements, adoptions and mental commitments. This is a statutory office with the position of Register in Probate filled by judicial appointment.
- Green Lake County Clerk of Court Office has Court Records from 1858. The Clerk of Court Office is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
- Green Lake County Treasurers Office collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
Green Lake County, Wisconsin Census Records
- Learn More: State of Wisconsin Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Green Lake County, Wisconsin Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Wisconsin Vital Records
- Birth, Marriage,Divorce and Death Records: from October 1, 1907. State Office has scattered records earlier than 1857 and records before 1907, are very incomplete.
- Locations: Wisconsin Office of Vital Statistics, Wisconsin State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Wisconsin Vital Records Office, 1 West Wilson Street, Room 160, Madison, WI 53703
Green Lake County, Wisconsin Resources
- Berlin Historical Society
- Dartford Historical Society
- Markesan Historical Society, PO Box 264, Markesan, WI 53946; Phone: 920-398-3554
- Princeton Historical Society, 321 Harvard St, Princeton, WI 54968; Phone: 920-295-6949
- Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Forrest R. Polk Library, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901; Phone: 920/424-0828 or 920/424-7573
- Green Lake County, Wisconsin Message Boards
- Green Lake County, Wisconsin Genealogy Forum
Green Lake County, Wisconsin External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Wisconsin (1837 - 1992)
- The Kingston Spy (Kingston, Wisconsin)
- Berlin City Courant (Berlin, Wisconsin)
- The Kingston Tribune (Kingston, Wisconsin)
- Green Lake County, Wisconsin Books - Amazon
- Green Lake Co., Wisconsin - FindaGrave
- Portrait and biographical album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin : containing full page portraits and
- Green Lake County, Wisconsin Links - Cyndi's List