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Welcome to the Vilas County WIGenWeb ProjectMy 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
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.
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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.
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