• ROD Research 

    Historical documents maintained in the office and accessible to the general public are listed below:

    • Property Ownership
    • Deeds
    • Mortgages
    • Surveys
    • United States Public Land Survey Sections Maps
    • Birth Records
    • Death Records
    • Marriage Records
    • Religious Societies
    • The earliest registration dates for the above are as follows:
      • Birth 1860
      • Death 1872
      • Marriage 1846
       

    Genealogists must abide by the following rules:

    • Register by providing your name, address, telephone number and general identification of records being searched.
    • Present satisfactory proof of identity to the register.
    • Read the statewide rules and sign an agreement to abide by them.
    • Bring no children under 12 years of age into the office.
    • Bring no food or beverages into the vital records area.
    • Bring no coats, purses, briefcases or bags into the vital records area.
    • Bring no private copy machines, laptop computers or cameras into the vital records area.
    • Refrain from smoking, loud talking, laughing and noise making.
    • Bring only pencils. No pens are allowed into the work area.
    • Make use of paper records only as a last resort to find specified records.
    • Respect prior right of staff to the use of indexes and records to conduct everyday business.
    • Must not write on or otherwise alter, mutilate or destroy a record.
    • Observe rules of access or non-access relative to legally confidential material and paper records that are in poor physical condition.
    • Must not ask staff to perform tasks that are contrary to Statute or administrative rules.
    • Observe office specific rules for the physical handling of books and materials.

    For additional genealogy resources, see the  Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association .