Click on the links below to search free birth, death, marriage, and divorce record databases in Wisconsin.
To order copies of birth and death certificates, and marriage & divorce records, contact:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street, Rm 158
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701
Fax: (608) 255-2035
Make check or money order payable to Vital Records. Include a letter noting relationship of person on certificate to person requesting certificate; reason for requesting the certificate; full name of person on certificate; date of birth or death; city/county of event; parents name including mother's maiden name for a birth record; for death records including age at time of death or social security number is helpful but not necessary; be sure to sign the letter of request; include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Note: Genealogy requests can take up to 3 months, other requests will be in the mail within 15 working days.
Birth, death, marriage and divorce records are available from 1907 to present. In some counties, earlier records are available. See this chart for reference.
Birth, death and marriage certificates for events that occurred prior to 1907 are available for viewing at the Wisconsin State Historical Society Archives.
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