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== Record Description ==
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| title = Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records, 1825-1980
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| location = Outagamie (Wisconsin)
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== What is in This Collection?==
 
The collection consists of images of land and probate records from the Outagamie Courthouse in Appleton, Wisconsin. The records include:  
 
The collection consists of images of land and probate records from the Outagamie Courthouse in Appleton, Wisconsin. The records include:  
  
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County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.  
 
County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.  
  
The records cover the years 1825 to 1980.&nbsp;
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The records cover the years 1825 to 1980.
  
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.  
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.  
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Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.
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=== Image Visibility ===
  
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
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== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records DGS 4159500 5 (Land Grant).jpg|Land Grant
 
Image:Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records DGS 4164372 7 (Will Record).jpg|Will Record
 
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These records may include any of the following: <br>
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
  
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'''County'''
 
*Date and place of event  
 
*Date and place of event  
 
*Name of primary individual  
 
*Name of primary individual  
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*Description and value of property or land
 
*Description and value of property or land
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records DGS 4159500 5 (Land Grant).jpg|1875 Land Grant
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Image:Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records DGS 4164372 7 (Will Record).jpg|1872 Will Record
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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=== Coverage Table ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Record Type !! Record and Years
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| Land and Property || Deed record, 1825-1900 
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| Land and Property || Index to deeds, grantee 1879-1901
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| Land and Property || Index to deeds, grantor 1839-1901
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| Probate || Administrations, Wills, 1888-1901 
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| Probate || Index to wills, 1894-1980 
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| Probate || Wills, 1872-1887, 1901-1912 
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
*The place where the event occurred
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
*The approximate date the event occurred
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or the date of the event
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
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# Select '''Record Type, Volume, and Year Range''' to view the images.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
  
=== Search the Collection  ===
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
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*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.  Also search for immigration and military records
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*Use the information to find additional family members in censuses
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  
To search the collection:<br>⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the "Record Category"<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.  
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
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*Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
  
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Wisconsin, United States Genealogy|Wisconsin]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:Wisconsin|Wisconsin Guided Research]]
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* [[Wisconsin Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Step-by-Step Wisconsin Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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=== Related Family History Library Holdings ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1468741 Outagamie County, deed record, 1825-1933; index to deeds, 1839-1901.]
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/701726 Outagamie County Court. Probate records, 1853-1919]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1468742 Outagamie County, wills, 1872-1912; index to wills, 1894-1980]
  
=== Using the Information  ===
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=== Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ===
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:
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=== Related Digital Books ===
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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== Citing This Collection ==
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
  
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
  
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
 
  
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
 
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
  
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Wisconsin, Outagamie|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Wisconsin Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [[Outagamie County, Wisconsin Genealogy]].}}
 
 
<br> For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/WI_Outagamie.htm Outagamie County Wisconsin Free Public Records]
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
*[[Outagamie County, Wisconsin Genealogy]]
 
*[[Wisconsin Land and Property]]
 
*[[Wisconsin Probate Records]]
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
 
 
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Outagamie, Wisconsin, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Land and Probate
Collection years 1825-1980
FamilySearch Resources
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Register of Deeds,Outagamie County Courthouse


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of land and probate records from the Outagamie Courthouse in Appleton, Wisconsin. The records include:

  • Land and Property - Deeds (1825-1901)
  • Probate Records - Wills (1872-1912)

County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.

The records cover the years 1825 to 1980.

Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.


Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.


To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records, 1825-1980.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

County

  • Date and place of event
  • Name of primary individual
  • Age, gender, occupation and residence
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Type Record and Years
Land and Property Deed record, 1825-1900
Land and Property Index to deeds, grantee 1879-1901
Land and Property Index to deeds, grantor 1839-1901
Probate Administrations, Wills, 1888-1901
Probate Index to wills, 1894-1980
Probate Wills, 1872-1887, 1901-1912

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or the date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for immigration and military records
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Wisconsin.

Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]

Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]

Related Digital Books[edit | edit source]

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.