Project: Wisconsin

Categories: Wisconsin | Wisconsin Projects

The Wisconsin Project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the Wisconsin Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Wisconsin related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Wisconsin Counties
Adams Ashland Barron Bayfield Brown Buffalo Burnett Calumet Chippewa
Clark Columbia Crawford Dane Dodge Door Douglas Dunn Eau Claire
Florence Fond du Lac Forest Grant Green Green Lake Iowa Iron Jackson
Jefferson Juneau Kenosha Kewaunee La Crosse Lafayette Langlade Lincoln Manitowoc
Marathon Marinette Marquette Menominee Milwaukee Monroe Oconto Oneida Outagamie
Ozaukee Pepin Pierce Polk Portage Price Racine Richland Rock
Rusk Sauk Sawyer Shawano Sheboygan St. Croix Taylor Trempealeau Vernon
Vilas Walworth Washburn Washington Waukesha Waupaca Waushara Winnebago Wood


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For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

This project is coordinated by Brian Zalewski.

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Wisconsin or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer our G2G post and we'll award you the United States Project badge.
  2. Add united_states and Wisconsin to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=Wisconsin}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Wisconsin history.
Join: Wisconsin Project
Discuss: Wisconsin

This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project. They are not for every single person from Wisconsin.

To identify other profiles of Wisconsinites and highlight their special connections to Wisconsin, please use the Wisconsin Sticker. To add the basic default version of the sticker to a profile, enter {{Wisconsin Sticker}} somewhere below the heading "Biography." That will give you this:

... ... ... was a Wisconsinite.

The sticker will also accept free-form text in place of "a Wisconsinite." See Template:Wisconsin Sticker for some examples of how you can use it to highlight your ancestor's particular role or place in the history of Wisconsin.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Wisconsin. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Wisconsin-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things to Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Wisconsin counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Wisconsin state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Wisconsin, please consider adding your name to the Wisconsin Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Wisconsin need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Wisconsin Cemeteries Project
  2. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Wisconsin. See the Homesteaders Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Wisconsin state tribes.
  4. Work on Wisconsin's unsourced profiles.
  5. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Wisconsin for the Wisconsin in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Town and County Projects

Wisconsin Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree


Online Publications

  • Wisconsin Medical Journal: Physician obituary index, 1903-2008 (only brief "In Remembrance" listings were published 2004-2008). Ebling Library Research help on obtaining a specific obituary can be provided by J Sundance.
  • Wisconsin State Historical Society Name Index. WHS Name Index. Online index referencing materials available at the library. If you provide the reference details, help obtaining a specific obituary can be provided by J Sundance.

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