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.