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My name is Judy Groh and I am your host. This site is part of the WIGenWeb project, which is part of the larger USGenWeb project. The purpose of this site is to provide free information useful in researching the genealogies and histories of families that have lived in Oneida County.. Included is information on sources, libraries and archives, and, whenever possible, online indexes and transcriptions of source material or scans of original documents. If you have an interest in contributing material to this site contact me by email. Enjoy your visit!

ONEIDA COUNTY was formed in 1885 from a part of Lincoln County which was formed in 1874 from part of Marathon County. In turn, Marathon County was formed in 1850 from Portage County, one of the original Territorial counties. Thus, someone living in Oneida County today is on ground that was Portage County until 1850, Marathon County from 1850 to 1874 and Lincoln County from 1874 to 1885.

In 1893 Oneida County underwent significant change when the northwest corner was joined with part of Ashland County to form Iron County and an even greater portion of the northern part of the county went to form Vilas County.

Present day Oneida County is bordered by Vilas County on the north and Price County on the west. The southern border of Oneida County joins Lincoln County on the western part and Langlade County on the eastern part. Forest County is on Oneida County's eastern border.

Note If you use FreeFind to search this site be sure to also search on all the neighboring counties, especially Vilas County.

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NEW NEW pages, resources and updates on this site.

Jan 22, 2018..Added cemetery transcriptions for Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery, Rhinelander aka St.Mary and Joseph Cemetery.

Dec 3, 2017.. Updated the List of graves for Whispering Pines in the Town of Hazelhurst.

May 2016..Corrected typos in the Union Cemetery listing

Nov 2015...The Three Lakes Genealogical Society has started an obituary project. They are in the process of scanning the local obituaries and creating a year-by-year data base that includes the image file. Obits

Mar 16, 2015.. Fixed broken links on the Cemetery page

Feb 21, 2015...Updated the List of graves for Union Grove Cemetery in the town of Cassian

Sept 15, 2014..corrected errors in links

Sept 3, 2013.. added Index of Rhinelander High School Seniors for Years 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931 including photos

Aug 15, 2012.. added Index of Rhinelander High School Seniors for Years 1923, 1924, and 1925 including photos

A complete list of additions to this site can be viewed at What's New

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Tombstone Photo Volunteers have submitted over 241,500 Tombstone Photos to the WIGenWeb Project-Tombstone Photo Pages. These photos can be viewed at "Wisconsin Tombstone Photographs"

The site has directions to submit photos to this project by using a 'form' to automatically create and send your ancestors photo to the Tombstone Photo project or you can send your file by email to the Archives Manager.

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Visit the Oneida County Message Board at where you can post your query or search others queries.

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The USGenWeb Project began in the spring of 1996 with a group of genealogists in Kentucky with an interest in providing free genealogical data to the public The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties, where collected databases would be stored. In addition to collecting these databases, other resources were to be made available including information on genealogical societies, posted queries, maps, and other aids. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web sites. The concept quickly spread from Kentucky to other states and within a few months, the USGenWeb Project was born.

WIGenWeb has a state-level site maintained by State Coordinator Tina Vickery and Assistant State Coordinator Marcia Ann Kuehl. Likewise, each county has a coordinator who is responsible for providing assistance and maintaining a website of information for that specific county. Some counties are available for adoption, and assistance is always needed in transcribing, locating, and preparing data for the WIGENWEB Archives. If you'd like to volunteer to assist in the WIGENWEB project, or you are a new volunteer, please contact the state coordinator.

Floral Bouquet © Copyright: All files on this website are protected by the US Copyright Law, Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, they are not to be copied or altered in any way for commercial use. Individuals may copy the information for their personal use. All persons contributing material for posting on these pages does so in recognition of their free, non-commercial distribution, and further, is responsible to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.     WIGenWeb Oneida County Coordinator Judy Groh.

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