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Wisconsin Death Records

Death is never an easy topic and quite often it is a sensitive one. When it comes to genealogical researchers, death records are one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Death certificates can greatly help in the making of a family tree as it provides names, dates, locations and possible information on additional relatives. There are different laws that will govern your search for death records. Unlike other states, vital records registration in Wisconsin was voluntary up until 1907. It is estimated that under 50% of death records were even documented before that time. Death records since 2003 to the present are kept more confidentially. If you need to access information about a more recent death, you will need to get help from the vital department record staff member to complete your search. Many investigators realize that the information superhighway of the internet contains many record-finding-websites dedicated to this form of information expedition. Not only do you save time and money as you are not required to travel to various institutes all over the state, the search method itself is greatly expedited.

 
State of Wisconsin Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
5,967,627

 
Under 18:
1,279,321

 
Over 65:
736,301

 
Employed:
3,453,611

 
Land in Square Miles:
54,310.10

 
Acres of Farms:
15,552,741

 
Births:
70,984

 
Deaths:
46,709

 
Infant Deaths:
376

 
 
Murder:
146

 
Forcible Rape:
1,120

 
Robbery:
5,126

 
Assault:
9,029

 
Total Violent Crime:
15,421

 
Burglary:
27,479

 
Larceny \ Theft:
116,128

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
11,520

 
Total Property Crime:
155,127

 
Wisconsin Death Records Locations
Bureau of Health Information and Policy
Vital Records
PO Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309
Phone:
608-266-1373

Fax:
608-255-2035