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Welcome to the Vilas County WIGenWeb Project

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 Vilas 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!

VILAS COUNTY poplulation 21,033 is located in the far northcentral part of the state. Before January 1875 it was part of Marathon County; from 1875 to 1885 part of Lincoln County and from 1885-1893, part of Oneida County.. On April 12, 1893 Vilas County was formed. . The county courthouse is located in the City of Eagle River, 330 Court Street, Eagle River WI 54501.

Present day Vilas County is bordered on the East by Forest County ; on the West by Iron County WI ; on the South by Oneida County ; and on the North by the Upper Peninsula of Michicgan; Gogebic County, MI and Iron County, MI

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Resources on this site include the complete book.........

HISTORY OF LINCOLN, ONEIDA AND VILAS COUNTIES, Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.

Enter your surname in the SEARCH THIS SITE box on the left side of this page or go to History Corner

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December 4,2017... added new items on the MAPS page

March 06, 2017..Eagle River Genealogical Society information has been updated to reflect current activities, meetings and dates.

March 06, 2017..Lakeland Area Genealogical Society information has been updated to reflect current activities, meetings and dates.

The complete list of New Items, resources and links that are added to this site can be viewed at 'SEE WHAT'S NEW'

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Volunteers have submitted ove 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 Vilas County Message Board at Rootsweb/Ancestry 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 Vilas County Coordinator Judy Groh.

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