Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Wisconsin, Outagamie County Records, 1825-1980
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|Outagamie, Wisconsin, |
|Flag of Wisconsin|
|Location of Outagamie County, Wisconsin|
|Location of Wisconsin|
|Record Type||Land and Probate|
|Register of Deeds,Outagamie County Courthouse|
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:
- 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.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- 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
|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|
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- The name of a relative or the date of the event
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- 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
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- Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Wisconsin.
Related Family History Library Holdings
- Outagamie Co. deed record, 1825-1933; index to deeds, 1839-1901.
- Outagamie County Court. probate records, 1853-1919
- Outagamie Co. wills, 1872-1912; index to wills, 1894-1980
- Outagamie Co. registration of births, ca. 1876-1907
- Outagamie Co. registration of marriages, 1862-1907; index to marriages, 1861-1907
- Outagamie Co. index to certificates and petitions, 1853-1963 and declarations of intention 1852-1963
- Outagamie Co. 1905 Wisconsin state census index
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