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  • Adams County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Portage County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1848
    County Seat:  Friendship, Wisconsin

    County history - Adams County is named in honor of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), President of the United States 1825-1829.

    Adams Courthouse
    GHLL Adams County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Adams County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Adams County Historical Society / Friendship, WI)
    6. US/WIGenWeb site - Adams County Archives
    7. US/WIGenWeb - Adams County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Adams County Register Of Deeds, 402 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 219, Friendship, WI 53934-9375.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wood County (northwest), Portage County (northeast), Waushara County (east),
             Marquette County (east), Columbia County (southeast), Sauk County (southwest),
             Juneau County (west).

        Trails To The Past - Adams County, A Proud Part of Trails to the Past and
             Wisconsin Trails to the Past!!!

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  • Ashland County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 5, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory, then Native American Indian lands.
    Established:  27-Mar-1860
    County Seat:  Ashland, Wisconsin

    County history - Ashland County is named in honor of name of the plantation of the 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, Located in Lexington, Kentucky, in the central Bluegrass region of the state. It is a registered National Historic Landmark, as one of the founders of the city of Ashland was an admirer of Clay.

    Ashland Courthouse
    GHLL Ashland County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Ashland County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Ashland County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Ashland County Branch / Ashland, WI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center / Ashland, WI)
    7. US/WIGenWeb site - Ashland County Archives
    8. US/WIGenWeb - Ashland County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Register of Deeds, Ashland County Courthouse, 201 W. Main Street, Room 206, Ashland WI 54806.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Iron County (east), Price County (southeast), Sawyer County (southwest), Bayfield
                County
    (northwest), Lake County, Minnesota (northwest (water boundary only, in
             Lake Superior), Cook County, Minnesota (north; water boundary only, in
             Lake Superior)
    , Ontonagon County, Michigan (northeast (water boundary only, in
             Lake Superior), Gogebic County, Michigan (northeast (water boundary only, in
             Lake Superior).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.

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       Wisconsin Genealogy Trails - History and Genealogy

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  • Barron County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Dallas and Polk Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1859
    County Seat:  Barron, Wisconsin

    County history - Barron County is named in honor of Legislator and Circuit Court Judge, Henry D Barron.

    Barron Courthouse
    GHLL Barron County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Barron County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Blue Hills Genealogical Society / Cameron, WI)
          Barron County Historical Society
          1672 17 1/2 Street
          Barron, WI 54812

    6. US/WIGenWeb site - Barron County Archives
    7. US/WIGenWeb - Barron County Genealogy & History
    8. Barron County Vital Records - Barron County Register-deeds, 330 E LaSalle Ave, Barron, WI 54812.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washburn County (north), Sawyer County (northeast), Rusk County (east),
             Chippewa County (southeast), Dunn County (south), St. Croix County (southwest),
             Polk County (west), Burnett County (northwest).



  • Bayfield County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 3, 2014
  • Formed from:  Originally named LaPointe County, Bayfield was created from Ashland County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1845
    County Seat:  Washburn, Wisconsin

    County history - Bayfield County is named in honor of Henry Bayfield, Royal naval officer and first to survey the Great Lakes area.

    Bayfield Courthouse
    GHLL Bayfield County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Bayfield County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bayfield County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bayfield County Historical Society / Washburn, WI)
    6. US/WIGenWeb site - Bayfield County Archives
    7. US/WIGenWeb - Bayfield County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Bayfield County (Local Records)  |  Washburn, WI (County Seat Records-not listed).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Ashland County (east), Sawyer County (south), Washburn County (southwest),
             Douglas County (west), Lake County, Minnesota (north).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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    Census Information:
  • 1850 Federal Census
  • 1880 Federal Census
  • 1910 Federal Census
  • 1920 Federal Census

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  • Brown County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 13, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory then part of Michigan [an original County].
    Established:  26-Oct-1818
    County Seat:  Green Bay, Wisconsin

    County history - Brown County is named in honor of Jacob Jennings Brown (9 May 1775  24 February 1828), an American army officer in the War of 1812. His successes on the northern border during that war made him a hero. In 1821, he was appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army and held that post until his death.

    Brown Courthouse
    GHLL Brown County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Brown County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ashwaubenon HIstorical Society and Museum / Ashwaubenon, WI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brown County Historical Society / Green Bay, WI)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (De Pere Historical Society / De Pere, WI)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historic Allouez Society / Green Bay, WI)
    9. US/WIGenWeb site - Brown County Archives
    10. US/WIGenWeb - Brown County Genealogy & History
    11. Vital Records - Brown County Register Of Deeds, 305 East Walnut Street, P.O. Box 23600, Green Bay, WI 54301-5027.
               Note:  Counties were not required to send copies of all vital records to the state before Oct 1907. Therefore, the most complete set of vital records will be found at the county Registers of Deed's office, not at the state office.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Oconto County (north), Kewaunee County (east), Manitowoc County (southeast),
             Calumet County (southwest), Outagamie County (west), Shawano County
             (northwest).
             Note:  Counties followed by green print are not yet linked.


        Belgian-American Club - History of our Belgian settlement in Namur, Wisconsin

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  • Burnett County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Polk County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Meenon (Siren), Wisconsin

    County history - Burnett County is named in honor of Thomas Pendleton Burnett (September 3, 1800  November 7, 1845) was a United States politician in the Wisconsin Territory.

    Burnett Courthouse
    GHLL Burnett County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Burnett County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Burnett County Historical Society / Danbury, WI)
    6. US/WIGenWeb site - Burnett County Archives
    7. US/WIGenWeb - Burnett County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Burnett County Clerk, 7410 County Road K #105, Siren, WI 54872.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Douglas County (northeast), Washburn County (east), Barron County (southeast),
             Polk County (south), Chisago County, Minnesota(southwest), Pine County,
                Minnesota
    (west)
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Burnett County (Text: 1 folder, 5 pages).

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  • Calumet County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 1, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized Indian territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Chilton, Wisconsin

    County history - Calumet County is named for The French word for a Menominee peace pipe. The Menominee (also spelled Menomini in early scholarly literature; known as Mamaceqtaw, "the people," in their own language) are a nation of Native Americans living in Wisconsin.

    Calumet Courthouse
    GHLL Calumet County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Calumet County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Calumet County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Calumet County Historical Society (FaceBook) / Chilton, WI)
    6. US/WIGenWeb site - Calumet County Archives
      US/WIGenWeb - Calumet County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Calumet County (Local Records)  |  Chilton, WI (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Added comments here.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Brown County (northeast), Manitowoc County (east), Sheboygan County
             (southeast), Fond du Lac County (southwest), Winnebago County (west),
             Outagamie County (northwest).

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        County-Clerks.com - A directory of every county clerk's office in the USA. - web site quote.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Wisconsin County, WI.


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  • Chippewa County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 25, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Crawford County.
    Established:  03-Feb-1845
    County Seat:  Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

    County history - Chippewa County is named for the Chippewa River.

    Chippewa Courthouse
    GHLL Chippewa County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Chippewa County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Chippewa County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chippewa County Genealogical Society / Chippewa Falls, WI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chippewa County Historical Society / Chippewa Falls, WI)
    7. US/WIGenWeb site - Chippewa County Archives
    8. US/WIGenWeb - Chippewa County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Chippewa County (Local Records)  |  Chippewa Falls, WI (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Counties were not required to send copies of all vital records to the state before Oct 1907. Therefore, the most complete set of vital records will be found at the county Registers of Deed's office, not at the state office.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rusk County (north), Taylor County (east), Clark County (southeast), Eau Claire
                County
    (south), Dunn County (west), Barron County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Kingfisher County Oklahoma.
    Census Information Chippewa County):
  • 1850 Census
  • 1860 Census

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  • Crawford County, Wisconsin —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 7, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Wisconsin Territory lands [original county].
    Established:  26-Oct-1818
    County Seat:  Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

    County history - Crawford County is named in honor of William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772 - September 15, 1834) was an American politician and judge during the early 19th century. He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1816 to 1825, and was a candidate for President of the United States in 1824.

    Crawford Courthouse
    GHLL Crawford County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Crawford County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Crawford County, WI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Crawford County Historical Society / Mt. Sterling, WI)
    6. US/WIGenWeb site - Crawford County Archives
    7. US/WIGenWeb - Crawford County Genealogy & History
    8. Crawford County Vital Records - Register of Deeds, 225 North Beaumont Road, Suite 220, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.
               Note:  Counties were not required to send copies of all vital records to the state before Oct 1907. Therefore, the most complete set of vital records will be found at the county Registers of Deed's office, not at the state office.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Vernon County (north), Richland County (east), Grant County (south), Clayton
                County, Iowa
    (southwest), Allamakee County, Iowa (west).

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