Thanks to Betty Martz (BMartz4832) a wonderful volunteer who extracted all 5,409 names from this marriage index of indiviuals who married in Wisconsin AND registered this event, before 1907.

Some of the indexes are incorrect - and any dates before 1820 are mostly wrong.  However, if you give all the numbers, you should be able to get the correct record.

. Wisconsin is one of few states to have a wide-spread index of records prior to establishment of a state vital records office. However, it is important to note that there will be some records at the county level not included in this statewide index. Taken from the index created by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Vital Records Division this database lists only those counties indexed by the state of Wisconsin. The entries for Racine County are incomplete, and all counties following Racine in alphabetical order are not included in this index.

Extended Description:

Indexes for other counties not included in the Wisconsin State Index may be found using Family History Library microfilm:

Racine County, FHL# 1275708 items 1-2; Richland County, FHL #1275708 item 3, 1275709 item 1; Rock County, FHL #1275709 items 2-3, 1275710 item 1; Rusk County, FHL #1275710 item 2; St. Croix County, FHL #1275710 items 3-4; Sauk County, FHL# 1275710 item 5, 1275711 items 1-2; Sawyer County FHL# 1275711 item 3; Shawano County FHL# 1275711 item 4; Sheboygan County FHL# 1275711 Item 5, 1725712 items 1-2; Taylor County FHL# 1275712 item 3; Trempealeau County FHL# 1275712 item 4; Vernon County FHL# 1275713 item 1; Vilas County FHL# 1275713 item 2; Walworth County FHL# 1275713 items 3-4, 1275714 item 1; Washburn County FHL# 1275714 item 2; Washington County FHL# Waukesha FHL# 1275714 item 5, 1275715 item 1; Waupaca County FHL# 1275715 items 2-3; Waushara County FHL# 1275715 items 4-5; Winnebago County FHL# 1275716 items 1-3; Wood County FHL# 1275716 item 4, 1275717 item 1

Source Information: Wisconsin Vital Records, pre-1907. Provo, UT:, 2000. Original Data: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division, 19xx.

What Do I Do Now?

Use the information below to obtain copies of originals from the state of Wisconsin:

Wisconsin Division of Health

Vital Records

P.O. Box 309

1 West Wilson Street, Rm 158

Madison, WI 53701

(608) 266-1371

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah also has copies of birth, marriage, and death records for all Wisconsin counties pre-1907 on microfilm. You may locate film numbers using the on-line Family History Library Catalog or contact your local family history center for further information.

You may also get copies by e-mailing the University of Wisconsin Archives at Stevens Point Wi at

Be  sure to include all information given in the index, and also your name, and postal address and phone number. They will send the information and an invoice.

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