a WARM WELCOME to the American History and Genealogy Project
(AHGP) for Shawano County, Wisconsin.
My name is Anne and I'm your hostess for the site. I've been
hosting the Shawano
GenWeb Project for about 6 years now and wanted to share some of the
project's work with the AHGP group. Currently, I'm residing in
the New England area but my own roots and family go back to the
Shawano area and some of the very first settlers in Wisconsin.
We're always looking for
information to post, volunteers to help and we have PLENTY of space
for your contributions. Just email me at the link at the
bottom of the page and
we'll get your items posted!
The ultimate goal of this
project page is to make
FREE GENEALOGY RESEARCH
available on the Internet. We do not post information on living
individuals, mainly because I would not want my personal information
nor my family's online for anyone to view. Other than that, most
information will be posted if it pertains to SHAWANO GENEALOGY.
Because this is a NEW PAGE, some of the links will take you back to
the Shawano GenWeb Project until I get the AHGP site up and running.
sure you won't mind the short-term inconvenince as the Shawano
GenWeb Project has TONS of information and links.
I hope you will enjoy your
visit to our site and will check back periodically as we post new
items as they are sent in. AND, if you are interested in hosting
a county site for WI AHGP, just click on the link at the bottom of the
page and our Wisconsin host, Tim Stowell, will be happy to hear from
And be sure to check out
the MESSAGE BOARD at rootsweb! We are
proud to have almost 11,000 obits and queries! I can't stress
enough on the obits -- in my research, these are "mini-biographies"
and a good obit will have at least 2 or 3 generations listed and
sometimes provide you with more clues than you can imagine. And
while you are there, remember to post yours! And we are always
looking for pictures and photos for the website!
Now, on to the GOOD STUFF!!
Shawano County, created in 1853 from Oconto
County, covers 892.6 sq miles. It is divided into 25
townships as shown below. Most records are kept on the county
level, with the county seat located in the city of Shawano.