Genealogy Search Information

GenealogyBecause we have limited space, we ask that all searchers call for an appointment at (715) 538-2311, Ext. 244 or E-mail us at .  We have a table or counters available for you.

The following records may be searched without assistance:
Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates(Mid 1800s to current)

Birth, Death & Marriage certificates are indexed by the first letter of the last name and then chronological. (i.e. Ottum would be under "O" and then by the date the certificate arrived in our office.) Our marriage records are also cross indexed in the same manner by the wife's maiden name.
Census Records for 1905 and 1880In the 1880 Census Records the families are listed alphabetically under the township or village of residence. In the 1905 census records the families are listed under the township of village of residence but are not alphabetical.
Real Estate Records or Land Records(Mid 1800s to current)

Our land records are indexed by the land and by the grantor (seller) and grantee (buyer). The grantor and grantee are indexed under the first letter of the last name and then chronological. (i.e. If you were searching for Rose Ottum, you would search under "O" for Ottum and then by the date the document came in the office.) To search by grantor/grantee can be a very time consuming process. The land is indexed by the Section, Township and Range and the quarter section or by the Plat name, lot and block OR by the Certified Survey Map and Lot number.

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