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Wisconsin Marriage Records

Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. In Wisconsin, requirement to register marriages started in 1907. However, surprisingly many marriages were registered prior to this vulnerability. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
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 Marriage 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