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Wisconsin Genealogy Resources

Obituaries and Death Records

  • 1959-1979 Death Index - submitted by Mark Schears
  • 1979-1984 Death Index - submitted by Mark Schears

  • Before the Needles - Wisconsin  - A detailed listing of executions that occurred under civil authority in Wisconsin. Listing includes (when known) the convict's name, age, race, sex, occupation, crime, date of execution, method of execution and whether it was a single or multiple execution.
  • Bookstaff, Manning M. Index to Deaths Reported in “The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle,” 1921–1961. Milwaukee: M. M. Bookstaff, 1994.
  • Death Records  - Information from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Directory of Wisconsin Obituary and Newspaper Links - Obituary Depot ~ D'
  • Index to deaths as reported in the Marshfield news & Marshfield times prior to 1908 / a joint project of the Marshfield Area Genealogy Group and the Marshfield Public Library. 1st ed. Marshfield, Wis. (P.O. Box 337, Marshfield 54449) : The Group, c1998. 151, 132 p. ; 30 cm.
  • Janesville Wisconsin Gazette Death Index, Volume I, 1845 - 1889.
  • Northeast Wisconsin Obituary Page
  • Obituaries 101  Links to newspapers with obituaries
  • Obituary index  Individuals born in Wisconsin
  • Obituary Lookup Volunteers 
  • Our back pages : obituaries of Cornish and North Devonshire settlers of Jefferson, Walworth, and Waukesha counties, Wisconsin, USA / compiled by Jean Saxe Jolliffe. Brookfield, Wis., USA (2405 N. Brookfield Rd., Brookfield 53045) : J.S. Jolliffe, 1992-<1997 > v. <1-2 > : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Pre-1907 Death Index - submitted by Sandi Loritz and Mark Schears
  • Some Pioneer Families of Wisconsin: An Index. 2 volumes. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin. A bicentennial project of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin to index pioneer families arriving by 1850.
  • Stevens Point Area Obituary Index 1872 - Present
  • USGenWeb Archives - check the individual counties in the archives for obituaries.
  • Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics. Pre-1907 Death Index by Name. Madison: Wisconsin State Historical Society, 1981. Microfiche.
  • Wisconsin Genealogy Index. Search more than 150,000 Wisconsin obituaries and biographical sketches published before 1999, as well as 1,000,000 births, 400,000 deaths and 1,000,000 marriages registered before September 1907.
  • Wisconsin Name Index 
  • Wisconsin Necrology. 8 reels. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1846-1958.
  • Wisconsin Necrology Index. 4 volumes Ashland, Wisconsin: Northwest Library System, n.d. An index to the Wisconsin Necrology, which is a collection of obituaries, compiled by the State Historical Society. Index Vol. 1 includes 1846-1919; Vol. 2 includes 1921-1932; Vol. 3 includes 1932-1941; and Vol. 4 includes 1941-1944. Each volume is divided into sections covering a short number of years. This requires the checking of several sections in each volume.
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  • Wisconsin Obituary Genealogy Resources and Help 
  • Wisconsin Obituary Links -

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  • Wisconsin Online Name Index. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Search through more than 100,000 obituaries, personal sketches, and other short biographies of Wisconsin people. This "Wisconsin Necrology"  is a collection of  selected obituaries of Wisconsin citizens (1890-1945). The obituaries are in scrapbooks that were originally indexed by a card catalog.  The scrapbooks have been microfilmed and are available through interlibrary loan. Other obituary indexes can be located in numerous local libraries and in some Area Research Centers. Some early vital records have been extracted and published in state and county genealogical periodicals.