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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
  
The County was named for Governor Cadwallader C. Washburn. The County has Shell Lake as its seat and the County was created 1883. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washburn County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn_County,_Wisconsin."</ref>
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The County was named for Governor Cadwallader C. Washburn. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washburn County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn_County,_Wisconsin."</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,129,c,washburn.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washburn County, Wisconsin," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn_County,_Wisconsin#Communities, accessed 12 Dec 2018.</ref>
 
{{WI Populated Places Intro|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Populated Places Intro|Washburn}}
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Lake,_Wisconsin Shell Lake (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spooner,_Wisconsin Spooner]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barronett,_Wisconsin Barronett]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashaw,_Wisconsin Bashaw]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Lake,_Washburn_County,_Wisconsin Bass Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Brook,_Wisconsin Beaver Brook]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birchwood,_Wisconsin Birchwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn,_Washburn_County,_Wisconsin Brooklyn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey,_Wisconsin Casey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicog,_Wisconsin Chicog]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal,_Wisconsin Crystal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evergreen,_Washburn_County,_Wisconsin Evergreen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog_Creek,_Wisconsin Frog Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gull_Lake,_Wisconsin Gull Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Lake,_Washburn_County,_Wisconsin Long Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madge,_Wisconsin Madge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minong,_Wisconsin Minong]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarona,_Wisconsin Sarona]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spooner,_Wisconsin Spooner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springbrook,_Wisconsin Springbrook]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinnett,_Wisconsin Stinnett]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Lake,_Wisconsin Stone Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trego,_Wisconsin Trego]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birchwood,_Wisconsin Birchwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minong,_Wisconsin Minong]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Brook_(community),_Wisconsin Beaver Brook (community)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Junction,_Wisconsin Chicago Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chittamo,_Wisconsin Chittamo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl,_Wisconsin Earl]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampson,_Wisconsin Lampson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madge_(community),_Wisconsin Madge (community)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobleton,_Wisconsin Nobleton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarona_(community),_Wisconsin Sarona (community)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springbrook_(community),_Wisconsin Springbrook (community)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanberry,_Wisconsin Stanberry]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springbrook_(community),_Wisconsin Springbrook]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Lake_(CDP),_Wisconsin Stone Lake (part)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trego_(CDP),_Wisconsin Trego]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmon,_Wisconsin Harmon]
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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* [http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/cemeteries/index.htm WIGenWeb]
 
* [http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/cemeteries/index.htm WIGenWeb]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/washburn/wash.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/washburn/wash.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/cemeteries/index.htm Cemeteries of Washburn County] WIGenWeb project
 
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/washburn.htm WITombstone Project]
 
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/washburn.htm WITombstone Project]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23168&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=13&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Washburn%20County%2C%20Wisconsin%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion GravesIndex 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>
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Wisconsin/Washburn-County?id=county_3057 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Wisconsin/Washburn-County?id=county_3057 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=396135&reqParentsLabel=Washburn%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://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/cemeteries/index.htm Cemeteries of Washburn County] WIGenWeb project
 
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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{{WI Census Intro|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Census Intro|Washburn}}
  
*'''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}} 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. - [[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}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — 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}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants. - [[Wisconsin, State Census, 1905 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{WI Church Intro|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Church Intro|Washburn}}
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396135&reqParentsLabel=Washburn%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|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Maps Intro|Washburn}}
[[Image:{{WI Washburn County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|250px]]
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{{WI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WI Washburn County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396135&reqParentsLabel=Washburn%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 & Maps of Wisconsin]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases & Maps of Wisconsin]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Washburn County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v3/search/ Family Maps of Washburn County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
{{WI Newspapers Intro|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Newspapers Intro|Washburn}}
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*[https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wisconsinnewspapers Wisconsin Digital Newspaper] at Wisconsin State Historical Society
  
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
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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|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Schools Intro|Washburn}}
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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|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Birth Intro|Washburn}}
  
*'''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 1820 - 1907
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*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index 1820 - 1907 - [[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 ($)
 
*'''Pre-1907''' [http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/vitalrecords/births/index.htm Washburn County Birth Indices] WIGenWeb
 
*'''Pre-1907''' [http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/vitalrecords/births/index.htm Washburn County Birth Indices] WIGenWeb
  
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{{WI Marriage Intro|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Marriage Intro|Washburn}}
  
*'''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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*'''Pre-1907''' [http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/vitalrecords/marriages/1883-1907/index.htm Washburn County Marriage Indices] Sorted by bride and groom surnames. WIGenWeb project
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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 $
*'''Pre-1907''' [http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/vitalrecords/marriages/1883-1907/index.htm Washburn County Marriage Indices] Sorted by bride and groom surnames. WIGenWeb project
 
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
 
{{WI Death Intro|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Death Intro|Washburn}}
  
*'''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]]
 
*'''1883-1907''' [http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/vitalrecords/deaths/index.htm Washburn County Death Indices] WIGenWeb project
 
*'''1883-1907''' [http://washburn.wigenweb.org/data/vitalrecords/deaths/index.htm Washburn County Death Indices] WIGenWeb project
*'''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|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Divorce Intro|Washburn}}
  
*'''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]]
  
 
== Research Facilities ==
 
== Research Facilities ==
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{{WI Museums Intro|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Museums Intro|Washburn}}
  
== Societies ==
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=== Societies ===
 
{{WI Societies Intro|Washburn}}
 
{{WI Societies Intro|Washburn}}
  
*'''Washburn County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 366<br> Shell Lake, WI 54871
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*'''Washburn County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 73<br> Shell Lake, WI 54871-0073<br>Email:[mailto:joedhove@centurytel.net joedhove@centurytel.net]<br>
*'''Washburn County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 366<br> 102 2nd Ave<br> Shell Lake, WI 54871<br>Phone: 715-468-2982<br>Email: [mailto:WCHS54871@gmail.com WCHS54871@gmail.com]<br>[http://washburn.wigenweb.org/ Website]
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*'''Washburn County Historical Society and Museum'''<br> PO Box 366<br> 102 2nd Avenue<br> Shell Lake, WI 54871<br> Phone 715-468-2982<br>Email:[mailto:WCHS54871@gmail.com WCHS54871@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/WChistorybuffs/?rf=881233791926550/ Facebook]<br>
*'''Gordon-Wascott Historical Society'''<br>15785 S Newsome Rd<br>Minong, WI 54859<br>Phone: 715-466-2268
 
 
*'''Stone Lake Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 95<br>Stone Lake, WI 54876<br>Phone: 715-865-4734<br>[http://stonelakeareahistoricalsociety.com/ Website]
 
*'''Stone Lake Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 95<br>Stone Lake, WI 54876<br>Phone: 715-865-4734<br>[http://stonelakeareahistoricalsociety.com/ Website]
*'''Birchwood Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 247<br>Birchwood, WI 54817<br>Phone: 715-354-7300
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Guide to Washburn County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Shell Lake
Organized: 1883
Parent County(s): Burnett County[1]
Neighboring Counties
Barron  • Bayfield  • Burnett  • Douglas  • Rusk  • Sawyer
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Governor Cadwallader C. Washburn. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Washburn County Courthouse
10 W 4th Avenue
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone: 715-468-4600
Washburn County Website

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1883.
Clerk of Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1883. [3]

Washburn 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
1883 1883 1883 1883 1883 1883 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]

  • 1883--Washburn County was created 27 March 1883 from Burnett County.
  • County seat: Shell Lake[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 Washburn 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.
1890 2,926
1900 5,521 88.7%
1910 8,196 48.5%
1920 11,377 38.8%
1930 11,103 −2.4%
1940 12,496 12.5%
1950 11,665 −6.7%
1960 10,301 −11.7%
1970 10,601 2.9%
1980 13,174 24.3%
1990 13,772 4.5%
2000 16,036 16.4%
2010 15,911 −0.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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


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]

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.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Douglas CountyBayfield CountySawyer CountyRusk CountyBarron CountyPolk CountyBurnett CountyWI WASHBURN.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 Washburn 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 Washburn:

Spanish-American War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[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 Washburn Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the Washburn 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 Washburn County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Wisconsin Archives and Libraries.

  • Area Research Center
    Jim Dan Hill Library, University of Wisconsin, Superior
    Belknap and Catlin
    P.O. Box 2000
    907 N. 19th St.
    Superior, WI 54880
    Telephone: 715-394-8359
    archives@uwsuper.edu
    Website
    Facebook

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • 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 Washburn County. For state-wide library facilities, see Wisconsin Archives and Libraries.

  • Jim Dan Hill Library, University of Wisconsin, Superior
    Area Research Center
    Belknap and Catlin
    P.O. Box 2000
    907 N. 19th St.
    Superior, WI 54880
    Telephone: 715-394-8359
    archives@uwsuper.edu
    Website
    Facebook

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

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, "Washburn County, Wisconsin " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn_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), Washburn 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, "Washburn County, Wisconsin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn_County,_Wisconsin#Communities, accessed 12 Dec 2018.