RESEARCH

Milwaukee County Records

The following records can be requested through our online form or by calling the Research Library.


Incorporation Records 1872-1960

Bound name indexes. Business and organizational articles of incorporation. These include Articles, Amendments and Dissolutions. These documents cannot be photocopied, but digital photos are allowed and charged our normal photocopying fee.

These records can be requested through an online form.

Milwaukee County Probate Records 1835-1916

There are two series of original probate records spanning the years 1835-1916 with scattered files after 1916. Alphabetical name indexes for both series are available at the Research Library. Generally our records are noted as wills, estate, or assignment of guardianship. All cases are on film at the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

These records can be requested through an online form.

Milwaukee County Civil Court Cases 1837 – 1974

These are civil cases such as divorces, and lawsuits brought by individuals against other individuals or companies. Criminal court index (list of subpoenas ONLY, not full cases) from 1838-1879.

These records can be requested through an online form.

Milwaukee County Coroner’s Records 1873-1935, 1960-1969

Full alphabetical name index, which includes cause of death for years 1873-1890. The files contain death certificates and inquest testimony. Please note that an inquest was not held for every death, just for those unattended by a physician, accidents or other suspicious circumstances.

These records can be requested through an online form.

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