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Green Lake County in central Wisconsin is one of the smallest counties in the state. It was formed in 1856 from Marquette County and contains Wisconsin's deepest lake, Green Lake. The county seat is the city of Green Lake. The largest city in Green Lake County is Berlin. Other cities and villages include Kingston, Markesan, Marquette, and Princeton. Surrounding counties include Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Marquette, Waushara, and Winnebago.
Green Lake County,
like other Wisconsin counties, uses the term "towns" to refer to what are called
townships in other states. These are NOT the same as villages or cities, whether
incorporated or not. Green Lake County towns are listed below. Click
on a town name to see a brief history of the town circa 1890.
With the relase of new message board software at Ancestry.com, all of the message boards (queries, obituaries,biographies, etc.) have been combined into one board. In order to access the messages, whether to read them or post a new message, you may need to first register at ancestry.com. Registration is free and there is no charge for accessing the boards.
by combining the message boards, you can search all types at once or limit to your search to a particular type of search, such as obituaries. It will also be easier to post your message to the correct board.
The new Green Lake County message board can be viewed at:
US GenWeb ARCHIVES for Green Lake County
and 1855 Census of Marquette County at http://www.rootsweb.com/~wimarque/cenplacesm.html
Since Green Lake County was part of Marquette County until 1858, check for your ancestors here in the earlier censuses.
of Wisconsin VolunteersWar of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/roster/index.html
Track your Civil War ancestor in this full-text database.
Search message boards for other Wisconsin Counties at:
Want to compare notes with others researching their Green Lake County ancestors? You can join the the Green Lake County listserv by sending an e-mail to WIGREENL-Lemail@example.com with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body. To join WIGREENL-D, (to receive messages in the digest mode)do the same thing with WIGREENL-Dfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisconsin cemetery Inscriptions from the WSGS Please note that there is a copying charge to obtain the transcriptions listed here.
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Last update on: 6 September 2006