Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Genealogy Guide
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin (Map It) was created on December 7, 1836 from Brown County. The county was named after, a Native American word meaning "great noise underground". Learn More About State of Wisconsin History
Sheboygan County Cities, Towns and Villiages include Plymouth, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Greenbush, Herman, Holland, Lima, Lyndon, Mitchell, Mosel, Plymouth, Rhine, Russell, Scott, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Sherman, Wilson, Adell, Cascade, Cedar Grove, Elkhart Lake, Glenbeulah, Howards Grove, Kohler, Oostburg, Random Lake, Waldo.
A Map of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Courthouse Records
Sheboygan 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. Sheboygan County was attached to Brown County for county and judicial purposes from 1839–46. Some early records may be found there.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Sheboygan 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.
- Sheboygan County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1848, Marriage Records from 1852, Death Records from 1854 and Land Records from 1835. 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.
- Sheboygan County Register in Probate Office has Probate Records from 1860. 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.
- Sheboygan County Clerk of Court Office has Court Records from 1851. 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.
- Sheboygan 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.
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Census Records
- Learn More: State of Wisconsin Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1842, 1846, 1847, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Sheboygan 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
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Resources
- State of Wisconsin Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Wisconsin
- Sheboygan County Genealogical Society, 518 Water St, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
- Sheboygan County Historical Research Center
- Sheboygan County Historical Society
- Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Wisconsin (1837 - 1992)
- Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
- Sheboygan Press Telegram (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
- The Sheboygan Daily Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
- Daily Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
- The Sheboygan Mercury (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
- Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Books - Amazon
- Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin - FindaGrave
- Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Links - Cyndi's List