Waukesha County

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We accept up to 4 appointments per day. We recommend scheduling appointments at least two weeks in advance. To set up an appointment quickly, we recommend e-mailing us at: Genealogy. You may also call (262) 896-8517, leave a message, and someone will return your call to confirm your appointment. 
Note:
Only family records from Waukesha County can be searched.


Historical documents maintained in the office and accessible to the general public are listed below:

• Property owership deeds
• Mortgages
• Surveys
• United States Public Land Survey Section 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


RULES FOR VITAL RECORDS RESEARCH

     1. Vital Records research may be done between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday by appointment only. Please contact our office at genealogy@waukeshacounty.gov or (262) 896-8517 to schedule an appointment.

     2. No more than 3 researchers will be admitted to the research area at one time.

     3. All researchers must register with the Vital Records staff and may sign out no later than the research period end times listed above.

     4. Register of Deeds staff has first priority use of all indexes and records to conduct their daily business.

     5. Staff will retrieve research documents and all research documents must be returned to the staff.  If a researcher wishes to purchase a document copy, the staff can provide the researcher with the appropriate application.

     6. Researchers must use only pencils when documenting information.  Do not place your work sheet on top of an open book, as pressure marks from the pencil will transfer onto the document.

     7. No cameras, cell phones, recording devices, scanners, food or drinks are allowed in the research area.  Researchers must obtain approval from the Register of Deeds to use a laptop in the research area.

     8. All document books must remain in the research area.  Do not write, alter, mutilate or destroy any records or index.  Do not remove pages from books.

     9. Please be respectful to others and work quietly.

   10. Researchers should report any damages to documents or inappropriate searching.

   11. Please remember that the materials are old and delicate.  Researchers should have clean hands, use care and be gentle with the documents.

   12. If a researcher requires staff assistance, the researcher must wait in line to ensure all customers are served in order.

   13. For more information, please consult our genealogy information pamphlet.

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