Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
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Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Facts
When was Fond du Lac County, WI Created?
Fond du Lac County was created on December 7, 1836 from Brown County.
Fond du Lac County, WI Vital Records
Where can find Fond du Lac County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fond du Lac County vital records can be found at the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records has copies of Birth, Marriage, Divorce & Death Records reported since 1907. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wisconsin for current fees and application process..
You can search online for Fond du Lac County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wisconsin Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Wisconsin Marriage Project
- Earliest Registration Dates by County
- Pre-1907 Birth Index
- Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926
- Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984
- Wisconsin Marriage Index 1852-1907
- Wisconsin Marriage Index (selected entries pre-1907)
- Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997
- Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930
- Pre-1892 Wisconsin Brides and/or Grooms from Maine State Archives Cards
- Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
- Pre-1907 Death Index
- 1959-1979 Death Index
- 1979-1984 Death Index
Fond du Lac County, WI Census Records
What Fond du Lac County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fond du Lac County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840 (as Wisconsin Territory), 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Fond du Lac Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fond du Lac Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fond du Lac Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research.
There are Wisconsin State censuses from 1895 and 1905. Also the Wisconsin Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index for 1820-1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Wisconsin Census Records Research Guide
Fond du Lac County, WI Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Fond du Lac County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Fond du Lac 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.
- Fond du Lac County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 160 South Macy Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54936; Phone: 920.929.3000
- County was attached to Brown County for county and judicial purposes for 1836–39 and 1839–44. Some early records may be found there.
- Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds
- Phone: 920-929-3018
- Birth Records: 1852
- Marriage Records: 1844
- Death Records: 1854
- Land Records: 1836
- Fond du Lac County Register in Probate Office
- Phone: 920-929-3084
- Probate Records: 1839
- Fond du Lac County Clerk of Court Office
- Phone: (920) 929-3040
- Court Records: 1844
- Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Public Library Records, 1848-1980
- Public Records of the Consolidated Court Automation Programs provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935
- U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898
- BLM Land Records
Fond du Lac County, WI Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Fond du Lac County, WI?
A list of Fond du Lac County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Wisconsin Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society, PO Box 1264, Fond du Lac, WI 54935-1056; Phone: 920-923-3168
- Fond du Lac County Historical Society, PO Box 1284, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1284; Phone: 920-922-0991
- Area Research Center – University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Forrest R. Polk Library, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901; Phone: 920/424-0828 or 920/424-7573
- Wisconsin Area Research Center Network
- State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706-1488
- Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, PO Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705
- Wisconsin Genealogy Index (wisconsinhistory.org) Search for pre-1907 Vital Records, as well as for 150,000 Wisconsin Name Index (WNI) records, including biographical sketches, obituaries, and newspaper articles published before 2000.
Where can I connect with other Fond du Lac County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Wisconsin State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Fond du Lac County
- Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Fond du Lac County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Fond du Lac County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is just a listing which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.