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Wisconsin Genealogy

Info and tips on research in Wisconsin, USA

Location: Wisconsin
Members: 138
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2018

Good Resources

I'll update it with more as I remember them..

Wisconsin Vital Records - great online search, can see basic info, only $15 to order a copy - http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/
Wisconsin GenWeb - there is also the Gen Web site. Good for county-related information. Some counties are better than others. - http://www.wigenweb.org/

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How do I find out if my ggg-grandma was an indian?

Started by Karen Diamond Apr 1, 2011.

Marble Family

Started by Zoe (Marble) Smith-Fallgren Jul 19, 2010.

Amos Huck

Started by Susan May 16, 2010.

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Comment by Slægtens Historie on December 28, 2013 at 3:33am

Please take a look at this and see how we helped Bob!

 

http://video.visitdenmark.com/video/3495646/denmark-on-demand-american

Comment by Denise on July 30, 2012 at 7:57am

Hi I am new to this group and fairly new to GenWise. I am looking for birth records for my grandfather and his sisters.

Hans Christian Hansen 6/6/1919 Kenosha

Solveig Hansen 9/10/1913 Kenosha

Violet Hansen abt 1923 Kenosha

Parents: Robert(Rasmus B) Hansen and Sophie K Johansen

I have found them on census records, but cannot find their birth records.

Can someone lead me in right direction? Thanks

Denise

Comment by Pete Val on July 16, 2012 at 8:42am

Hey I'm trying again... I found there was a memorial poem written about my wife's great grandmother in Webster County.  Her name was Maggie Troy Caufield and she died in 1893 in Deer Park, IA.  The poem was written by Edward James Kennedy Jr who came to Webster Co. in 1860 then went off to the Civil War and returned 3 years later.  For him to write "...a mother was taken from our home..." to me implies he was close to her...a relative perhaps.  Any connections  please?

Pete

Comment by Don Bott on February 24, 2012 at 1:48pm

To add to my previous post, surnames in my tree associated with La Crosse are as follows: BOTT, ROTH, and WAGNER (WEGNER).

Comment by Don Bott on February 24, 2012 at 1:45pm

Hello! I have a great deal of family that came to Wisconsin in the 19th century, many of whom ending up in La Crosse. I have done a great deal of research, particularly through Ancestry.com, so I have a lot of key dates, info from the census, and even a few obituaries.

My mother and I are traveling to La Crosse this summer. (It will be my first trip ever to Wisconsin.) We will have a little bit of time to go to places, say the library. My question is what people think I may be able to get, benefitted by being there first-hand, that I don't already have. If someone has special knowledge of La Crosse and its resources, I would especially appreciate that.

Thank you!

Comment by Gary R Austin on February 16, 2012 at 8:52am

I am searching for information on my ancestor Thomas Austin, born abt 1791,England. He married Mary Ann Hennessey in 1845Cuyohoga county, Ohio.

Have located Mary Ann and children in Mineral Point, WI in 1900 census. She died in 1902 in Mineral Point and is buried in Graceland cemetery there.

I can not find any death or census information about her husband Thomas Austin in the WI census or Iowa co death records. Wondering where he was between 1860 in Ohio and her death.

Comment by Karen Diamond on April 1, 2011 at 10:26am

I could really use some direction. I am new to GenWise, and somewhat new to researching my ancestors.

 

I am told through family stories that my g-g-g-grandma must have been indian. When I was a little girl, my gr-uncle came to live use and idenitifed some photos for us. I have a photo of her and of her parents. Her parents do not look indian, they are white. Maybe it was the way they took photos back then, I dont know. But she had really long sold black hair and darker skin than her parents. Again, it could've been the photo.

 

I do know she was born in 1877 in Monroe Co., WI. If she was indian, and was "adopted" or care for by a white couple, would their be a record of this somewhere? If so where do I begin to search?

 

I do know that her obituary doesn't mention about being indian. The census doesn't notate indian status either. Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by Karen Diamond on March 28, 2011 at 11:18am
Hello, I am making a trip to Monroe Co, WI in the next couple of months to gather information, footage, etc. on my gr-gr-grandparents. I am looking to do a video biography and wondered if anyone has any tips or pointers as I have never done this before. Any suggestions?
Comment by Slægtens Historie on March 6, 2011 at 6:05am
Hello, Im new to this group. I am a professionel genealogist, livning in Copenhagen Denmark.my web
Comment by Theresa Weller on December 5, 2010 at 5:38pm
Hello - looking for anyone who might have information on early Green Bay records, looking for info on Xavier Busshe (Boucher) who married a native woman and was the father of Rosalie boucher b. 1812 in Green Bay. Also looking for Native information from that time, Chief Keeshkeemun. Trying to establish Chief Buffalo's (LaPointe) male children and at what locations they were chiefs
 

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