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Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy

This page was constructed to give you information on how to use this site and how to find what you are looking for. Hopefully those initial questions can be answered here, and save you some time.

PLEASE NOTE: This site was note meant to contain all the genealogy information available. I am only able to put online information that is submitted to me and I have time to put online. If you would like to assist in any way please contact me to discuss how you can help.

Helpful Hints

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION AT THE TOP OF EACH PAGE. WE PUT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THERE ABOUT THAT FILE.

The marriages, biographies, births, and interesting news articles can be found by going to the marriage pages and clicking on the name. There are also links to indexes and other family pages on the family pages.

There is an obituary section which lists the obituaries or obituary index as I find the references. It is not a comprehensive list. There is also links to the available obituary from the cemeteries. There is also more death resources available in the Death and Obituary section.

When referring to a cemetery, please call it by number and name. That helps us identify it easier since there are cemeteries with the same name and I maintain archives for several counties.

Any deaths we find in the county without a cemetery, will be put in Cemetery X

All towns are Waukesha County unless otherwise noted.

What happened to the 1890 Census?

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A quick way to search

When you are at a page, if you hold the control(ctrl) button and the f button down at the same time, a find box will appear. Type in the surname and click find next. Be sure to try alternate spellings.

How to save information

To copy the information off a page,
1) click and hold your left mouse button and highlight the area you want
to save.
2) Then click on edit/copy from the menu at the top of your screen or click
the ctrl key and the C key (at the same time)
3) Open a file to copy it to
4) Paste the information into the file by going to the Edit Paste menu
at the top of the screen or click the ctrl and V key at the same time.
5) You can then print the info if you wish.

To get a picture, right click on it, click on "save image as" and save it
to a file.

Good luck.

Terms and Abbreviations

b. means born
d. died
m. married
p. in the marriages and births means Parents (if not preceded by a v.)

v. and p. numbers are volume and page number of the vital record at the courthouse.

OSSW in the cemetery means on same stone with

SSDI in the cemetery means Social Security Death Index

Translations of Common Foreign Words found on Tombstones

Land and Deed Terminology

Occupations of Yesteryear

Medical Terms of Old

Old Trivia and Wives' Tales-this section is a collection point for old wives tales and information on how phrases and saying came to be.

Submissions

If anyone has information on families from Waukesha county we would be more than happy to incorporate it into the pages..pictures are a plus. They can be scanned and emailed, or photocopied and mailed. The pictures will be put with the family information.

Contributors

List of Contributors

Lookups

Can't find what you are looking for?

You can always ask, we have a few volunteers that will do lookups. (p.s. we are always looking for more volunteers if you have the time)

Be sure to be as specific as possible when requesting information. (we are pretty good at puzzles, but we have to have the pieces to start)

The link to the lookup volunteers list is on the bottom of the main page.

How to Order Vital Records

See the page on how and where to get vital records


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PLEASE NOTE: I am not affiliated with any of the cemeteries or organizations listed on these pages. I am happy to answer general questions, but would not have more specific information other than what you see listed without doing additional research. If you need help with your research, please see the lookup page for a list of volunteers and paid services that can help.

This genealogy website maintained by Ellen M. Rohr
Brookfield, WI 53008-1172
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