Milwaukee County is situated in Southeastern Wisconsin. This website is a clearinghouse for genealogical and historical information related to Milwaukee County residents.
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is situated on the west shore of Lake Michigan. The county was created in 1834 as a territorial county. Surrounding counties include: Waukesha County, which is immediately west of Milwaukee. Many of the residents of Waukesha County have ties to Milwaukee County. Many first landed in Milwaukee, later moving further west to acquire land. Others simply had relatives that stayed in Milwaukee County. Still others were married, born, or had church affiliation within Milwaukee County. Other neighboring counties include Ozaukee to the north, Racine to the south.
The Milwaukee County Genealogy website contains information about:
- Birth and Parent Information
- Milwaukee County Censuses
- Milwaukee Marriages
- Milwaukee Military and Veterans
- Milwaukee Family Histories
- Churches and Schools of Milwaukee
- Land Ownership
- Milwaukee Marine and Shipbuilding
- Milwaukee Businesses and Organizations
- Genealogy Lookups
We encourage all visitors of this site to first read the Using this site section, which gives all sorts of helpful information on how the site is organized and how to find what you are looking for.
There is no charge or fee to access this site or any information on it. If you have arrived here from somewhere else, such as a pay site, and are in a frame, you can click here to access this page directly.
If you can't find what you are looking for, you may not have looked hard enough! You can use the search box to help you find your surnames or point of interest more easily.
Also, be sure to read the information at the top of the page. There is often information there about where else you can find information, the source of the materials, or what abbreviations mean.
If you can't find what you are looking for you can always ask, we have a few volunteers that will do lookups. (and are always looking for more!) Be sure to be as specific as possible when requesting information. It makes it easier for us trying to help you find the needle in the haystack. There is a link to the volunteer page on the left of every page. Please be sure to thank the volunteer for helping you.
This site would not be as big as comprehensive as it is if it were not for the people who have submitted information to me. If something was sent in by a contributor, I have no further information on it. Please be sure to contact them directly using the email address on the contributors page.