Wisconsin Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Wisconsin death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Wisconsin death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Wisconsin death certificates is available below.

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Wisconsin death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Wisconsin death records, Wisconsin death ceritificates, Wisconsin death notices, Wisconsin death indexes, and other related Wisconsin genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Wisconsin. We also suggest searching for "Wisconsin death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Wisconsin Death Certificates

In 1852, Wisconsin directed the counties to record births, a mandate generally ignored. In 1878 a similar law received more attention and adherence. However, it was 1907 before the State Bureau of Vital Statistics was established.

For birth, marriage, and death records from earliest to present, write:

Wisconsin State Department of Health, Vital Records Services
One West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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