Oconto County WIGenWeb Project
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WHERE TO FIND IT- 
OCONTO COUNTY

This page is designed to help you immediately begin or continue your Oconto County family research from in front of your computer.

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Please click on the name, below, for addresses, contacting and holdings information:

AREA RESEARCH CENTER

Wisconsin Family History Centers

Oconto Public Library - Farnsworth Library

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - Genealogy Department

State Historical Society of Wisconsin

CATHOLIC DIOCESE of GREEN BAY - Archives

Oconto County Register of Deeds

Wisconsin State Vital Records Office

Vital Records Information - Wisconsin

The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

The  Wisconsin State Historical Society

National Archives and Records Administration

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Archives & Area Research Center
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI  54311-7001

 (920) 465-2539

www.uwgb.edu/library/spc

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HOURS

Monday                   CLOSED

             Tuesday                  12:30 – 8:00 p.m.

                     Wednesday              9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

                    Thursday                  9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

                             Friday                        9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        

                  Saturday, Dec 8:        12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

** Any exceptions to these hours are publicized on our website and voice mail. Please call ahead to verify hours

CLOSED Tuesday, December 25 – Tuesday, January 1.  Re-opening Wednesday, January 2.

The Department contains the following records for Oconto County;
County Clerk - County Board Proceedings 1969---, Board proceedings 1852-1916, Supervisor of Assessment's Statistical Reports 1916---, Annual Directory of Public Officials 1944---, County Board of Cancassers Records 1851-1854, Military Service Records WW II, Cancellation Book 1887-1898
County Treasurer - Tax Rolls 1853----, Deliquent Tax Rolls 1852-1857, Tax Certificate Numbers, Tax Sale Records 1854-1859, Land Sold By County Treasuer 1873, Ledgers 1854-1873
Circuit Court - Records and Judgement Order Book 1857-1942, Case Files 1857-1973, Various 1930's Bank Records, Criminal Record 1880-1949, Citizenship Records - Curcuit Court 1857-1952, Record of Officers 1877-1929
Count Court and Probate Court - Case Files 1857-1917
Superintendent of Schools - Annual Report 1867-1950
Various Township and Municipality Records
Manuscript Collection - Family History Collection
Records of Past Businesses and Organizations
ALL AVAILABLE FEDERAL TERRITORIAL and STATE US CENSUSES
ALL STATE and COUNTY CENSUS ENUMERATIONS

The Archives & Area Research Center can conduct specific searches for specific individuals in specific sets of records for a nominal fee.  To access request form, policies, and fees, please visit:

http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc/requests/index.html

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Wisconsin Family History Centers
Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
Latter Day Saints Family Search Page
The largest Genealogical library in the world. Trained volunteers are available at the local to answer questions and help with individual research. There is no effort made to convert those who do research in the local centers. There are small fees for rental of materials, which are to be used in the local center.

City - Address - Telephone Number
Appleton - 425 West Park Ridge Avenue - 920-733-5358
Eau Claire - 3335 Stein Boulevard - 715-834-8271
Hales Corner - 9600 West Grange Avenue - 414-425-4182
Kenosha - 1444 30th Avenue - 414-552-7816
Madison - 4505 Regent Street - 608-238-4844
Milwaukee - See Hales Corner
Shawano - 910 East Zingler Avenue - 715-526-2946
Wausau - 5405 Rib Mountain Drive - 715-355-4856
West Bend - 120 East Paradise Drive - 414-338-6123

Family History Centers (FHC) are branches of the main Morman library in Utah, and are located all over the U.S. and the world, usually alongside local LDS churches.
Many Family History Centers have a computer and the FamilySearch software for searching the databases listed here.
The Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) records, on microfiche and CD-ROM, all the books, documents, microfilms and other materials in the library. It is the equivalent of a super "card catalog," searchable by locality, author/title, surname, subject, and foreign-language locality.
The International Genealogical Index (IGI) is an alphabetical index on microfiche and CD-ROM of millions of names of deceased persons, taken from genealogies submitted to the church or from original vital records. Reference numbers in the IGI show the source of the record, which allows a researcher to find and study the original entry form, which might contain more information.
And more: Ancestral File is a database of pedigrees and family groups submitted by any genealogist who wants to share information on family research; the U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI) of people whose deaths, mostly between 1935 and 1993, were reported to the Social Security Administration; and the Military Index of servicemen and women who died during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
 

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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - Genealogy Department
Jeffery R. Krull - Director
900 Webster Street
PO Box 2270
Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270
Phone: (219) 424-7241 ext. 3315
Website - http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/genealogy.html

The second largest genealogy library in the nation, this Indiana library has been known for years as a top quality resource and includes among it's holdings:

Family Histories more than 38,000 volumes.
Census Records Federal 1790-1920, soundexes, indexes,Civil War Union Veterans and Widows schedules, Mortality schedules 1850-1880
State and Territorial Census All from Wisconsin1836-1905
City Directories and Rural Areas 1785-present
Passenger Lists In book and microfilm form.
Military Records includes most National Archives service and pension records from the Revolutionary War to the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Native American Records
African American Records
Canadian Records
British Isles Records England, Scotland, Ireland - 1538-1854
Germany and Other Countries
Periodicals
PERCI
Mormon FHC Catalog I.G.I., Ancestral File, Family Search on Computer
And Lots More!

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The  Wisconsin State Historical Society


816 State St
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 264-6400

 The Wisconsin Historical Society has several genealogical services now available online, including a vital record research service
and a database containing obituaries, biographical sketches and newspaper articles called the Wisconsin Name Index.  The web addresses are:

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/ogrs/index.html

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wni

The Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers at:

www.wisconsinhistory.org/roster/index

Some Highlights;

Wisconsin pre-1907 Death Index, a 1959-1978 statewide Death Index, on microfiche

Investigate original Civil War Union regimental records. The State Historical Society of Wisconsin Archives Division has many of the original muster and descriptive rolls for Wisconsin regiments. Additional information such as height, hair color, complexion, marital status and ocupation, notes about promotions, transfers, and wounds will be found here. If you can't get to Madison to view these documents in person, they are available on microfilm. Contact your nearest Area Research Center and ask them to order the film from the State Historical Society.


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CATHOLIC DIOCESE of GREEN BAY - Archives

PO Box 23825
Green Bay, WI
54305-3825
(920) 437-7531
Fax: (920) 435-1330

All Catholic Church records for northeastern Wisconsin, including those before WI statehood (1848) are kept on microfilm at the Diocese of Green Bay Archives. This includes the mission churches
and parishes that no longer exist. Records include all presently used and older, closed Catholic cemeteries.

The Diocesan Archives has had a new Archivist since March 2001. His name is John LeDoux.
They have been accepting requests since about then and you are
welcome to their Diocese of Green Bay Archives Website:
www.gbdioc.org
or to write directly to Assistant Archivist Kris Beisser Matthies (she is also a very skilled, certified genealogist with years of experience in area records):
kmatthies@gbdioc.org
as she answers at least 90% of the queries that come in.

They take appointments for researchers to come in on Tuesdays three weeks of the month.  It is necessary  to contact the Archives first and make an appointment as they only have a limited number of readers. They are happy to work on any requests that come in but they get so many that there is always at least two months wait.  They suggest a donation of $15.00 an hour to help defray the costs of storage and film maintanance, 25 cents per copy plus postage. They prefer people not to send money in advance but will let them know
how much time was spent (usually they have to limit the time on any one request to an hour because of the volume).

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Oconto County Register of Deeds

301 Washington Street
Oconto, WI 54153
(920) 834-6807

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Vital Records Information - Wisconsin

http://vitalrec.com/wi.html
 

This page contains information about where to obtain Wisconsin vital records. See the guidelines for information on how to order vital records. The information on these pages is constantly being updated with information obtained from vital records offices and other genealogists.

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The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wsgs/
WSGS for short, is the oldest and largest state-wide genealogical organization in Wisconsin.
Founded in 1939, the basic purpose is to encourage, facilitate and improve the quality of genealogical study in Wisconsin and about Wisconsin families.

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The Wisconsin State Historical Society

http://www.shsw.wisc.edu

A Tremendous Source for Genealogy Research!

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National Archives and Records Administration

7th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408
(920) 834-6807
http://www.nara.gov:80/

Our Mission
. . to ensure ready access to essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience . . .

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