Wisconsin Genealogy & History Resources
County Seat: Kenosha
Parent: Racine County
* Records before the establishment of the county may be in the parent records.
From: Handbook of Wisconsin by S. Silas, 1855
KENOSHA.--Population 12,373 (1855).
This is one of the oldest and smallest Counties in the State, occupying the south-east corner on Lake Michigan. The County is mostly prairie, under excellent cultivation, and is but a sample of what Wisconsin will be in its manhood, wealthy and prosperous. There are of course no public lands to be obtained.
The Lake Shore Rail Road passes along the Lake, and the Kenosha and Janesville Rail Road is building.
Kenosha, the County Seat, is a prosperous place, and is noted for the enterprise and intelligence of its inhabitants. A large produce export business is done at this port, for which see the table of exports under its appropriate head.-Population 3,879.
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Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Kenosha Register of Deeds
1010 56th St.
Kenosha, WI 53140-3738
Telephone: (414) 653-2444
Censuses contain valuable information about families. This section contains links to transcribed censuses, census indexes or census images for the county.
This section contains links to family tree websites, biographies and information about individuals that lived in the county.
This section contains links of published histories and historical information about the county, its villages, cities or towns. Sometimes within these histories is information about founders, or other people that settled in the area. It may also include ethnic or religious histories of the communities.