Historical documents maintained in the office and accessible to the general public are listed below:
- Property Ownership
- 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:
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 .