Wisconsin Family History

This section lists associations from BIGWILL Genealogists to Chippewa giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

BIGWILL Genealogists - British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois

Many books and archives are accessible in McHenry Public Library, including:

  • British Census Indexes
  • Family Histories and Genealogies
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Genealogical Research Directory
  • Obituaries
  • Topographical Dictionary of England

A full list of books is available on the site.

Details of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available, along with a list of links to other sites you may find of use.


Burlington Genealogical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which include:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Histories
  • Genealogies
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Newsletters
  • Obituaries

A partial list of Cemeteries is on the site, along with Cemetery Inscriptions and details of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


Burlington Historical Society

The association was established in 1928.  Its aim is to the collect and preserve historical material and artefacts related to the Burlington area.  It was the first historical society in Racine County.

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1842 and 1846 Census Returns for Burlington Township
  • 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1900 Census Indexes
  • 1905 State Census Index
  • Civil War Veterans Photographs
  • Family Photograph Albums
  • Marriages
  • Photographs

Some Miscellaneous Articles comprise: 

  • Bill Frook - State Street Bridge Backer and Burlington Booster
  • Civil War Dead 1861-1865
  • The Life and Times of Dr Edward G Dyer
  • Underground Railroad Stories

Chippewa County Genealogical Society

The association was formed in 1980, its aims being to give help and guidance to people tracing their genealogy, to preserve genealogical and historical materials and to provide access to those materials.

Many resources are available in their Library, which include:

  • Books
  • Cemetery Index
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • City Directories
  • Ethnic Research Guides
  • Genealogies
  • Maps
  • Marriages
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Probate Records

A copy of the Chippewa County Cemetery Index, which contains approximately 50000 Tombstone Inscriptions, along with the Cemetery Locations and Histories, is also held by the society.


  1. Family Tree Resources
  2. Other Family History Societies
  3. Wisconsin Family History Societies (B-C)