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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
  
The County was named for an Indian trader; his first name. The County has Lancaster as its seat and the County was created 1837. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Wisconsin."</ref>
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The County was named for an Indian trader; his first name. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Wisconsin."</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{WI Populated Places Intro|Grant}}<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Wisconsin," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Wisconsin, accessed 10 September 2018.</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,043,c,grant.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Wisconsin," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Wisconsin, accessed 10 September 2018.</ref>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Annaton,_Wisconsin Annaton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annaton,_Wisconsin Annaton]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Arthur,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Arthur]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Arthur]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Beetown_(community),_Wisconsin Beetown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetown,_Wisconsin Beetown]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Bigpatch,_Wisconsin Bigpatch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigpatch,_Wisconsin Bigpatch]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/British_Hollow,_Wisconsin British Hollow]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Hollow,_Wisconsin British Hollow]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Brodtville,_Wisconsin Brodtville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brodtville,_Wisconsin Brodtville]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Buena_Vista,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Buena Vista]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buena_Vista,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Buena Vista]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Burton,_Wisconsin Burton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burton,_Wisconsin Burton]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Castle_Rock_(community),_Wisconsin Castle Rock]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Rock_(community),_Wisconsin Castle Rock]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Centerville,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Centerville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centerville,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Centerville]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Cornelia,_Wisconsin Cornelia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelia,_Wisconsin Cornelia]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Diamond_Grove,_Wisconsin Diamond Grove]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Grove,_Wisconsin Diamond Grove]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Ellenboro_(community),_Wisconsin Ellenboro]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellenboro_(community),_Wisconsin Ellenboro]</div>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Elmo,_Wisconsin Elmo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmo,_Wisconsin Elmo]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Fair_Play,_Wisconsin Fair Play]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centerville,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Fair Play]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Five_Points,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Five Points]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Points,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Five Points]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Flora_Fountain,_Wisconsin Flora Fountain]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_Fountain,_Wisconsin Fountain]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Georgetown,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Georgetown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgetown,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Georgetown]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Hickory_Grove,_Grant-County,_Wisconsin Hickory Grove]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory_Grove,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Hickory Grove]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Homer,_Wisconsin Homer]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer,_Wisconsin Homer]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Hurricane,_Wisconsin Hurricane]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane,_Wisconsin Hurricane]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Lancaster_Junction,_Wisconsin Lancaster Junction]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennimore_(town),_Wisconsin Lancaster Junction]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Louisburg,_Wisconsin Louisburg]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisburg,_Wisconsin Louisburg]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/McCartney,_Wisconsin McCartney]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCartney,_Wisconsin McCartney]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Millville_(community),_Wisconsin Millville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millville_(community),_Wisconsin Millville]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Mount_Ida_(community),_Wisconsin Mount Ida]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Ida_(community),_Wisconsin Mount Ida]</div>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/North_Andover,_Wisconsin North Andover]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Andover,_Wisconsin North Andover]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Prairie_Corners,_Wisconsin Prairie Corners]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Corners,_Wisconsin Prairie Corners]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Preston,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Preston]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Preston]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Rockville,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Rockville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockville,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Rockville]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Rutledge,_Wisconsin Rutledge]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutledge,_Wisconsin Rutledge]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Saint_Rose,_Wisconsin Saint Rose]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Rose,_Wisconsin Saint Rose]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Shady_Dell,_Wisconsin Shady Dell]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shady_Dell,_Wisconsin Shady Dell]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Sinsinawa,_Wisconsin Sinsinawa]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinsinawa,_Wisconsin Sinsinawa]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Stitzer,_Wisconsin Stitzer]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stitzer,_Wisconsin Stitzer]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Union,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Union]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union,_Grant_County,_Wisconsin Union]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Van_Buren,_Wisconsin Van Buren]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Buren,_Wisconsin Van Buren]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Werley,_Wisconsin Werley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werley,_Wisconsin Werley]
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Wyalusing_(community),_Wisconsin Wyalusing]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyalusing_(community),_Wisconsin Wyalusing]</div>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Glen_Haven_(community),_Wisconsin Glen Haven]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Haven_(CDP),_Wisconsin Glen Haven]</div>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Kieler,_Wisconsin Kieler]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieler,_Wisconsin Kieler]</div>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Sandy_Hook,_Wisconsin Sandy Hook]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook,_Wisconsin Sandy Hook]</div>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Sinnipee,_Wisconsin Sinnipee]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinnipee,_Wisconsin Sinnipee]</div>
 
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{{WI Biographies Intro|Grant}}
 
{{WI Biographies Intro|Grant}}
  
*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1019726 Biographies, acounts, and History of Grant County Wisconsin]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/184999-history-of-grant-county-wisconsin-containing-an-account-of-its-settlement-growth-development-and-resources-an-extensive-and-minute-sketch-of-its-cities-towns-and-villages-their-improvements-industries-manufactories-churches-school?offset=1 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
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/grant/bio_index.html Biographies of Grant County, Wisconsin] on Genealogy trails
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/1881bioindex.htm Biography Index to "History of Grant County, Wisconsin, 1881"]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/1881bioindex.htm Biography Index to "History of Grant County, Wisconsin, 1881"]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/bioindex.htm Grant County Biographies Index, 1901]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/bioindex.htm Grant County Biographies Index, 1901]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/grant.htm Interment]
 
* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/grant.htm Interment]
 
* [http://wisconsingravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 WVGravestones]
 
* [http://wisconsingravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 WVGravestones]
* [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://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Grant%20County%2C%20Wisconsin%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
*[https://billiongraves.com/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>
 
| 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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Wisconsin/Grant-County?id=county_3013 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Wisconsin/Grant-County?id=county_3013 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396044&reqParentsLabel=Grant%2C%20Wisconsin%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wisconsin Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| 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
 
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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'''''State Census'''''<br>
 
'''''State Census'''''<br>
*'''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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*'''1855''' - {{RecordSearch|1443825|Wisconsin State Census, 1855}} 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. - [[Wisconsin State Census, 1855 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''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.
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|2058670|Wisconsin State Census, 1865}} 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. - [[Wisconsin, State Census 1865 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
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*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1443778|Wisconsin State Census, 1875}} Identifies head of household by name. - [[Wisconsin State Census, 1875 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''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.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} — 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. - [[Wisconsin State Census, 1885 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''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}} — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical. - [[Wisconsin State Census, 1895 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''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.
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants. - [[Wisconsin, State Census, 1905 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
'''''Federal Census'''''<br>
 
'''''Federal Census'''''<br>
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:*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].
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396044&reqParentsLabel=Grant%2C%20Wisconsin%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{WI Maps Intro|Grant}}
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{{WI Maps Intro|Grant County}}
[[Image:{{WI Grant County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right]]
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{{WI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WI Grant County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396044&reqParentsLabel=Grant%2C%20Wisconsin%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
  
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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 $
 
*'''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://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images - [[Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{WI Schools Intro|Grant}}
 
{{WI Schools Intro|Grant}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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{{WI Birth Intro|Grant}}
 
{{WI Birth Intro|Grant}}
  
*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Birth Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''Pre-1907''' [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15307 Pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records Index] at [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ Wisconsin Historical Society] - free index, images ($)
 
*Grant County, Wisconsin Birth Records - Earliest to 1891 - USGenWeb Archives
 
*Grant County, Wisconsin Birth Records - Earliest to 1891 - USGenWeb Archives
 
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{{WI Marriage Intro|Grant}}
 
{{WI Marriage Intro|Grant}}
  
*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1836-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1803973|Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''Pre-1907''' [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15307 Pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records Index] at [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ Wisconsin Historical Society] - free index, images ($)
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*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Marriage Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1973-1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
 
*'''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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{{WI Death Intro|Grant}}
 
{{WI Death Intro|Grant}}
  
*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''Pre-1907''' [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15307 Pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records Index] at [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ Wisconsin Historical Society] - free index, images ($)
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*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
 
{{WI Divorce Intro|Grant}}
 
{{WI Divorce Intro|Grant}}
  
*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin Divorce Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
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=== Archives ===
 
=== Archives ===
 
{{WI Archives Intro|Grant}}
 
{{WI Archives Intro|Grant}}
*'''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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*'''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>[Research Facilities Website]<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
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{{WI Libraries Intro|Grant}}
 
{{WI Libraries Intro|Grant}}
*'''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>
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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/department/karrmann-library Website]<br>
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{{WI Societies Intro|Grant}}
  
*'''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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*'''Cassville Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 133<br> Cassville, WI 53806<br>Phone: 608-725-5891<br>
 
*'''Grant County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 281<br> Dickeyville, WI 53808-0281<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/gcgensoc.htm Website] [https://www.facebook.com/gcgs2017/ Facebook Home]<br>
 
*'''Grant County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 281<br> Dickeyville, WI 53808-0281<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/gcgensoc.htm Website] [https://www.facebook.com/gcgs2017/ Facebook Home]<br>
 
*'''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>
 
*'''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>
*'''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]
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*'''Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical & Research Historical Center'''<br> PO Box 202<br>Wauzeka, WI 53826-0202<br>[https://lwrgenealogyresearch.org/  Website]
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/grant-county/ Grant County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/grant-county/ Grant County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/ Grant County, WIGenWeb Project]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wigrant/ 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]
 
*{{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
 
*{{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}}
 
{{WI Research Guides Intro|Grant}}

Latest revision as of 17:25, 8 January 2021


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

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
WI Grant.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for an Indian trader; his first name. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

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.[3]

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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1876 1840 1876 1836 1837 1840 1820
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.

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[5]

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]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 3,926
1850 16,169 311.8%
1860 31,189 92.9%
1870 37,979 21.8%
1880 37,852 −0.3%
1890 36,651 −3.2%
1900 38,881 6.1%
1910 39,007 0.3%
1920 39,044 0.1%
1930 38,469 −1.5%
1940 40,639 5.6%
1950 41,460 2.0%
1960 44,419 7.1%
1970 48,398 9.0%
1980 51,736 6.9%
1990 49,264 −4.8%
2000 49,597 0.7%
2010 51,208 3.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

State Census

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.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

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]

Crawford CountyRichland CountyIowa CountyLafayette CountyJo Daviess CountyDubuque CountyClayton CountyAllamakee CountyWI GRANT.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


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]

Social Security 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
    [Research Facilities 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
  • Grant County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 281
    Dickeyville, WI 53808-0281
    Website Facebook Home
  • 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Wisconsin " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Wisconsin."
  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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, Wisconsin. Page 755-760, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 757-759.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Wisconsin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Wisconsin, accessed 10 September 2018.