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Guide to '''Grant County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Grant County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
 
{{Click|Image:WI_ORP.png|Wisconsin Online Genealogy Records}}
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Grant County
 
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| state = Wisconsin
 
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| founded year = 1836
 
| founded date = December 8
 
| seat = [[Lancaster, Wisconsin|Lancaster]]
 
| building image = Grant County Wisconsin CourtHouse.jpg
 
| building address = [http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>111 S Jefferson<br>Lancaster WI 53813 <br>Phone. 608.723.2675<br>}}
 
  
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|organized= December 8, 1836
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|county seat= Lancaster
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|parent county= [[Iowa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Iowa]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton (IA)]]
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|county2= [[Crawford County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Crawford]]
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|county3= [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque (IA)]]
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|county4= [[Iowa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Iowa]]
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|county5= [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois Genealogy|Jo Daviess (IL)]]
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|county6= [[Lafayette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Lafayette]]
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|county7= [[Richland County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Richland]]</br><center>[[Grant County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WI Courthouse Intro|Grant}}
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'''Grant County Courthouse'''<br>111 S Jefferson<br>Lancaster, WI 53813 <br>Phone: 608-723-2675<br>[http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/ Grant County Website]<br><br>
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[http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=524&locid=147 Register of Deeds] has birth and death records from 1876, marriage records from 1840 and land records from 1837.<br>
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Register in Probate has probate records from 1840.<br>
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[http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=408&locid=147 Clerk of Court] has divorce and court records.<br>
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[http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=418&locid=147 Veterans Service Officer] has military records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Grant County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====  
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=== Grant County, Wisconsin Record Dates ===
 
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{{WI Record Dates Intro|Grant}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1842
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1842
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |  
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1837
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1837
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1836
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1840
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=== Record Loss ===
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>111 S Jefferson<br>Lancaster WI 53813; <br>Phone. 608.723.2675<br><br>
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[http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=524&locid=147 Register of Deeds] has birth and death records from 1876, marriage records from 1840 and land records from 1837; <br>
 
Register in Probate has probate&nbsp;records from 1840; <br>
 
[http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=408&locid=147 Clerk of Court] has divorce and court records; <br>
 
[http://www.co.grant.wi.gov/localgov_departments_details.asp?deptid=418&locid=147 Veterans Service Officer] has military records<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 756 Grant County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
1836--Grant County was created 8 December 1836&nbsp;from[[Iowa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Iowa]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Lancaster <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WI Boundary Changes Intro|Grant}}
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*1836--Grant County was created 8 December 1836 from [[Iowa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Iowa]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Lancaster<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
[[Image:{{WI Grant County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right]]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WI Populated Places Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WI Historical Timeline Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WI Resources Intro|Grant}}
  
[[Clayton County, Iowa Genealogy|Clayton County, Iowa]] {{•}} [[Crawford County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Crawford]] {{•}} [[Dubuque County, Iowa Genealogy|Dubuque County, Iowa]] {{•}} [[Iowa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Iowa]] {{•}} [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois Genealogy|Jo Daviess County, Illinois]] {{•}} [[Lafayette County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Lafayette]] {{•}} [[Richland County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Richland]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WI Bible Intro|Grant}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WI Biographies Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
==== Biography ====
 
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1019726 Biographies, acounts, and History of Grant County Wisconsin]
 
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1019726 Biographies, acounts, and History of Grant County Wisconsin]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/grant/bio_a-g.htm Biographies of Grant County, Wisconsin] on Genealogy trails
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/grant/bio_a-g.htm Biographies of Grant County, Wisconsin] on Genealogy trails
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/1881bioindex.htm Biography Index to "History of Grant County, Wisconsin, 1881"]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/1881bioindex.htm Biography Index to "History of Grant County, Wisconsin, 1881"]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/bioindex.htm Grant County Biographies Index, 1901]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/bioindex.htm Grant County Biographies Index, 1901]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WI Business Records Intro|Grant}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WI Cemeteries Intro|Grant}}
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%"
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3013&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|332305|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3013 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/grantco2.htm WIGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Grant&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/grant.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/grant.htm WITombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/grant.htm Interment]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Grant County, Wisconsin''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://wisconsingravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 WVGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3013&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/grantco2.htm WIGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/grant.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/grant.htm WITombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/grant.htm Interment]
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* [http://wisconsingravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 WVGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23124&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=70&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|332305|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3013 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Grant&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Wisconsin Cemeteries| Wisconsin Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wisconsin Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/grant.html Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives Project, Wisconsin
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/grant.html Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives Project, Wisconsin
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/gcgensoc.htm Listing of Names] Grant County Genealogical Society has copied the Grant County cemeteries and arranged the names alphabetically by surname on 3x5 cards. ($)
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/gcgensoc.htm Listing of Names] Grant County Genealogical Society has copied the Grant County cemeteries and arranged the names alphabetically by surname on 3x5 cards. ($)
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
=====State Census=====
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{{WI Census Intro|Grant}}
*'''1855''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 1855 Wisconsin State Census] This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.  
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'''''State Census'''''<br>
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*'''1855''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 1855 Wisconsin State Census] This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
 
*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 1865 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
 
*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 1865 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
*'''1875''' -[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
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*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household. Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.  
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
=====Federal Census=====
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'''''Federal Census'''''<br>
 
*'''1850''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/census/grant1850mort.txt 1850 Mortality Schedule] USGenWeb Archives
 
*'''1850''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/census/grant1850mort.txt 1850 Mortality Schedule] USGenWeb Archives
*'''1860''' -[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/census/grant1860mort.txt 1860 Mortality Schedule] USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1860''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/census/grant1860mort.txt 1860 Mortality Schedule] USGenWeb Archives
 
*'''1870''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/census/grant1870mort.txt 1870 Mortality Schedule] USGenWeb Archives
 
*'''1870''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/census/grant1870mort.txt 1870 Mortality Schedule] USGenWeb Archives
 
*'''1880''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/census/grant1880mort.txt 1880 Mortality Schedule] USGenWeb Archives
 
*'''1880''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/census/grant1880mort.txt 1880 Mortality Schedule] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WI Church Intro|Grant}}
  
 
*[[Lancaster,_Wisconsin#Church_Records|Lancaster]] Church records.
 
*[[Lancaster,_Wisconsin#Church_Records|Lancaster]] Church records.
  
===== Lutheran =====
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
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'''Fennimore and Castle Rock'''
'''Fennimore and Castle Rock'''  
 
  
 
:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Fennimore and Castle Rock, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
 
:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Fennimore and Castle Rock, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
  
'''Plattville'''  
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'''Plattville'''
  
 
:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Plattville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
 
:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Plattville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
  
'''St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fennimore'''  
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'''St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fennimore'''
  
 
:*Records of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fennimore, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
 
:*Records of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fennimore, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com].
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WI Court Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WI Directories Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Directories  ====
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/school/platteville/csi.txt City School Instructors, School Directory Platteville, Wisconsin 1936] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/school/platteville/csi.txt City School Instructors, School Directory Platteville, Wisconsin 1936] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/school/platteville/pscf.txt State College Faculty, School Directory Platteville, Wisconsin 1936] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/school/platteville/pscf.txt State College Faculty, School Directory Platteville, Wisconsin 1936] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/school/platteville/stc3637.txt State Teachers College in Platteville, Grant County, WI.  Roster of Students for 1935-1936.] - All of the information came from the school's "Annual Catalog 1935-1936." USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/school/platteville/stc3637.txt State Teachers College in Platteville, Grant County, WI.  Roster of Students for 1935-1936.] - All of the information came from the school's "Annual Catalog 1935-1936." USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WI Emigration Intro|Grant}}
  
===== Germans  =====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WI Ethnic Groups Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WI Funeral Homes Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WI Genealogies Intro|Grant}}
  
Website about the town of Livingston, how the town became to be, its people, biographies, and genealogical information.  
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Website about the town of Livingston, how the town became to be, its people, biographies, and genealogical information. [http://www.livingstonwatson.org/ Livingston-Watson Family website!]
  
[http://www.livingstonwatson.org/ Livingston-Watson Family website!]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WI Guardianship Intro|Grant}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WI Land Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
*Bureau of Land Management, Wisconsin Land Patents Database (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*Bureau of Land Management, Wisconsin Land Patents Database (USGenWeb Archives)
 
:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/land/gran-a-c.txt Surnames A-C]
 
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:*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/land/gran-t-z.txt Surnames T-Z]
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WI Histories Intro|Grant}}
  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WI Maps Intro|Grant}}
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[[Image:{{WI Grant County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WI Migration Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Military History and Records ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WI Military Intro|Grant}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WI Civil War Intro|Grant}}
  
Civil War service men from Grant County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Grant County. <br>
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{{WI Civil War Regiments|Grant}}
  
:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies C and L<br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies C and L
:- [[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies G, H and M  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies G, H and M
:- [[6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C  
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:- [[6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C
:- [[7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies C, F and H.  
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:- [[7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies C, F and H.
:- [[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company F  
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:- [[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company F
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C, many men from the town of Waterloo, which is part of [[Jefferson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jefferson County]] and Grant County
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company C, many men from the town of Waterloo, which is part of [[Jefferson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jefferson County]] and Grant County
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company K
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company K
 
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/military/civilwar/pensions/1883roll.txt Grant Co., WI Pensioners On The Roll, January 1, 1883] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/military/civilwar/pensions/1883roll.txt Grant Co., WI Pensioners On The Roll, January 1, 1883] USGenWeb Archives
=====World War I=====
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==== World War I ====
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{{WI World War I Intro|Grant}}
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/military/ww1/grantww1.txt Grant County, World War I Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/military/ww1/grantww1.txt Grant County, World War I Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/military/ww1/grantww1cem.txt Grant County, Wisconsin, List of Mothers and Widows of American World War I Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to theWar Cemeteries in Europe, 1930] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/military/ww1/grantww1cem.txt Grant County, Wisconsin, List of Mothers and Widows of American World War I Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to theWar Cemeteries in Europe, 1930] USGenWeb Archives
=====World War II=====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WI Naturalization Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WI Newspapers Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/newspaper/grantnews.txt Grant County Newspapers, 1886] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/newspaper/grantnews.txt Grant County Newspapers, 1886] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[[Lancaster,_Wisconsin#Newspapers|Lancaster]]
 
*[[Lancaster,_Wisconsin#Newspapers|Lancaster]]
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WI Obituaries Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/grant.htm Some Grant County Obituaries] Scroll down to individual obituaries. USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/grant.htm Some Grant County Obituaries] Scroll down to individual obituaries. USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WI Other Records Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WI Periodicals Intro|Grant}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WI Probate Intro|Grant}}
  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
  
*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images and index $
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*'''1800–1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — images and index $
*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1848–1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
 
 
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies]
 
 
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
 
 
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
 
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
 
==== Societies  ====
 
 
 
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'''Cassville Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 133<br> Cassville, WI 53806<br> Telephone: 608-725-5891<br>[http://www.cassvillehistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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=== School Records ===
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{{WI Schools Intro|Grant}}
  
'''Grant County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 281<br> Dickeyville, WI 53808-0281<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/gcgensoc.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WI Tax Intro|Grant}}
  
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WI Vital Intro|Grant}}
  
'''Grant County Historical Society'''<br> 129 E Maple St<br> Lancaster, WI 53813<br> Telephone: 608-723-6686 or 608-723-4925<br>[http://grantcountyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Birth ====
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{{WI Birth Intro|Grant}}
  
'''Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical & Research Historical Center'''<br> PO Box 202<br>Wauzeka, WI 53826-0202<br>[http://www.mwt.net/~bcobe/genealogy.html  Website]<br><br>
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
|}
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*'''1826-1908''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
 
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*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/publist.htm Grant County Genealogical Society Publications] $
 
===== Birth Records  =====
 
 
 
*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
 
*1826 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
 
*Grant County, Wisconsin Birth Records - Earliest to 1891 - USGenWeb Archives
 
*Grant County, Wisconsin Birth Records - Earliest to 1891 - USGenWeb Archives
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WI Marriage Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1973-1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
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==== Death ====
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{{WI Death Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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==== Divorce ====
*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{WI Divorce Intro|Grant}}
*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
 
  
===== Divorce Records  =====
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*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WI Research Facilities Intro|Grant}}
  
===== Death Records  =====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WI Archives Intro|Grant}}
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*'''Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin-Platteville'''<br>Southwest Wisconsin Room-Karrmann Library<br>One University Plaza<br>Platteville, WI 53818-3099<br>Phone: 608-342-1719<br>Email: [mailto:swwis@uwplatt.edu swwis@uwplatt.edu]<br>[https://www.uwplatt.edu/library/southwest-wisconsin-room-archives Website]<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Libraries ===
*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>  
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{{WI Libraries Intro|Grant}}
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''Southwest Wisconsin Room-Karrmann Library'''<br>Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin-Platteville<br>One University Plaza<br>Platteville, WI 53818-3099<br>Phone: 608-342-1719<br>Email: [mailto:swwis@uwplatt.edu swwis@uwplatt.edu]<br>[https://www.uwplatt.edu/library/southwest-wisconsin-room-archives Website]<br>
*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Museums ===
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{{WI Museums Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Voting Registers  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WI Societies Intro|Grant}}
  
== Websites  ==
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*'''Cassville Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 133<br> Cassville, WI 53806<br>Phone: 608-725-5891<br>[http://www.cassvillehistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br>
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*'''Grant County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 281<br> Dickeyville, WI 53808-0281<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/gcgensoc.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br>
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*'''Grant County Historical Society'''<br> 129 E Maple St<br> Lancaster, WI 53813<br>Phone: 608-723-6686 or 608-723-4925<br>[http://grantcountyhistory.org/ Website]<br>
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*'''Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical & Research Historical Center'''<br> PO Box 202<br>Wauzeka, WI 53826-0202<br>[http://www.mwt.net/~bcobe/genealogy.html  Website]
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/grant-county/ Grant County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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== Websites ==
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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{{WI Websites Intro|Grant}}
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Grant|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/grant-county/ Grant County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/index.htm Grant County, WIGenWeb Project]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/index.htm Grant County, WIGenWeb Project]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/grant.htm Grant County, USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/grant/grant.htm Grant County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|200676|Wisconsin|Grant}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WI Research Guides Intro|Grant}}
  
== References ==
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Revision as of 08:13, 12 June 2018

Guide to Grant County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Lancaster
Organized: December 8, 1836
Parent County(s): Iowa[1]
Neighboring Counties
Clayton (IA)  • Crawford  • Dubuque (IA)  • Iowa  • Jo Daviess (IL)  • Lafayette  • Richland
See County Maps
Courthouse
Grant County Wisconsin CourtHouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Grant County Courthouse
111 S Jefferson
Lancaster, WI 53813
Phone: 608-723-2675
Grant County Website

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1876, marriage records from 1840 and land records from 1837.
Register in Probate has probate records from 1840.
Clerk of Court has divorce and court records.
Veterans Service Officer has military records.[2]

Grant County, Wisconsin Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1870 1842 1837 1836 1840

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1836--Grant County was created 8 December 1836 from Iowa County.
  • County seat: Lancaster[3]

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Grant County, Wisconsin online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information

 

  • Tombstone Photograph Pages USGenWeb Archives Project, Wisconsin
  • Listing of Names Grant County Genealogical Society has copied the Grant County cemeteries and arranged the names alphabetically by surname on 3x5 cards. ($)

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Grant census records online, see: Wisconsin Census.

State Census

  • 1855 - 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 - 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household. Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Federal Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wisconsin denominations, view the Wisconsin Church Records wiki page.

Lutheran
Fennimore and Castle Rock

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Fennimore and Castle Rock, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com.

Plattville

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Plattville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fennimore

  • Records of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fennimore, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Website about the town of Livingston, how the town became to be, its people, biographies, and genealogical information. Livingston-Watson Family website!

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wisconsin Land and Property for additional information about early Wisconsin land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

  • Bureau of Land Management, Wisconsin Land Patents Database (USGenWeb Archives)

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Grant served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Grant:

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies C and L
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies G, H and M
- 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
- 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Companies C, F and H.
- 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company F
- 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company C, many men from the town of Waterloo, which is part of Jefferson County and Grant County
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K

World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Grant Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the Grant Courthouse. See the wiki page Wisconsin Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned property or other items that could be taxed were listed, some residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records. For more information see the Wiki page, Wisconsin Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Most counties started keeping records in the 1870s. In 1907, the counties began sending copies to the state.

For pre-1907 births, deaths, and marriages, search the Wisconsin Genealogy Index.

For additional information, see Wisconsin Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Grant County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Wisconsin Archives and Libraries.

  • Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    Southwest Wisconsin Room-Karrmann Library
    One University Plaza
    Platteville, WI 53818-3099
    Phone: 608-342-1719
    Email: swwis@uwplatt.edu
    Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Grant County. For state-wide library facilities, see Wisconsin Archives and Libraries.

  • Southwest Wisconsin Room-Karrmann Library
    Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    One University Plaza
    Platteville, WI 53818-3099
    Phone: 608-342-1719
    Email: swwis@uwplatt.edu
    Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Grant County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Wisconsin Societies.

  • Cassville Historical Society
    PO Box 133
    Cassville, WI 53806
    Phone: 608-725-5891
    Website
  • Grant County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 281
    Dickeyville, WI 53808-0281
    Website
  • Grant County Historical Society
    129 E Maple St
    Lancaster, WI 53813
    Phone: 608-723-6686 or 608-723-4925
    Website
  • Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical & Research Historical Center
    PO Box 202
    Wauzeka, WI 53826-0202
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.