Grant County, Wisconsin Records
Grant County, Wisconsin (Map It) was created on December 8, 1836 from Iowa County. The county was named for probably a trader named Grant, who made contact with area natives in 1810, but about whom little else is known.
Grant County is bordered by Crawford County (north), Richland County (northeast), Iowa County (east), Lafayette County (east), Jo Daviess County, Illinois (southeast), Dubuque County, Iowa (south), Clayton County, Iowa (west).
Grant County Cities, Towns and Villiages include Boscobel, Cuba City, Fennimore, Lancaster, Beetown, Bloomington, Cassville, Castle Rock, Clifton, Ellenboro, Glen Haven, Harrison, Hazel Green, Hickory Grove, Jamestown, Liberty, Lima, Little Grant, Marion, Millville, Mount Hope, Mount Ida, Muscoda, North Lancaster, Paris, Patch Grove, Platteville, Potosi, Smelser, South Lancaster, Waterloo, Watterstown, Wingville, Woodman, Wyalusing, Bagley, Bloomington, Blue River, Cassville, Dickeyville, Hazel Green, Livingston, Montfort, Mount Hope, Muscoda.
A Map of Grant County, Wisconsin contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Grant County, Wisconsin Courthouse Records
Grant County, WI Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
It has been estimated that less than 50 percent of the vital records, for example, were prepared and submitted for permanent filing prior to 1907. Land deeds, probate, and court records generally begin in Wisconsin with the organization of the county. Prior to that date, check the County or Counties it was created from. Some counties formed from other counties transcribed their portion of property deeds to be kept with the new county deed records.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Grant county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Grant County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1842, Death Records from 1876 and Land Records from 1837. The purpose of the Register of Deeds is to provide official record keeping for Records or files land record documents authorized by law, such as deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, certified survey maps, plats and Federal Tax liens. Files and indexes Birth, Death and Marriage records, Military Discharges, and issues certified copies upon request.
- Grant County Register in Probate Office has Probate Records from 1836. The Probate Office has the responsibility to maintain and update files regarding probate of estates, guardianships, protective placements, adoptions and mental commitments. This is a statutory office with the position of Register in Probate filled by judicial appointment.
- Grant County Clerk of Court Office has Court Records from 1836. The Clerk of Court Office is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
- Grant County Treasurers Office collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
Grant County, Wisconsin Census Records
- Learn More: State of Wisconsin Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1836, 1838, 1842, 1846, 1847, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Grant County, Wisconsin Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Wisconsin Vital Records
- Birth, Marriage,Divorce and Death Records: from October 1, 1907. State Office has scattered records earlier than 1857 and records before 1907, are very incomplete.
- Locations: Wisconsin Office of Vital Statistics, Wisconsin State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Wisconsin Vital Records Office, 1 West Wilson Street, Room 160, Madison, WI 53703
Grant County, Wisconsin Resources
- Cassville Historical Society, PO Box 133, Cassville, WI 53806; Phone: 608-725-5891
- Grant County Genealogical Society
- Grant County Historical Society
- Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical & Historical Research Center
- Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Grant County, Wisconsin Message Boards
Grant County, Wisconsin External Links
- Wisconsin Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Wisconsin (1837 - 1992)
- Independent American and General Advertiser (Platteville, Wisconsin)
- Wisconsin Herald (Lancaster, Wisconsin)
- Potosi Republican (Potosi, Wisconsin)
- Grant County Herald (Lancaster, Wisconsin)
- Wisconsin Herald and Grant County Advertiser (Lancaster, Wisconsin)
- Grant County, Wisconsin Books - Amazon
- Grant Co., Wisconsin - FindaGrave
- Grant County, Wisconsin Links - Cyndi's List
- Grant Co. WIGenweb
- Grant County, Wisconsin Ancestry Database Collections
- Wisconsin Public Land Survey Records: Original Field Notes & Plat Maps for Grant County
- Grant County, Wisconsin Military Records