Helpful Information

This page was constructed to give you information on how to use this site
and how to find what you are looking for.  Hopefully those initial questions
can be answered here, and save you some time.

HELPFUL HINTS PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION AT THE TOP OF EACH PAGE. WE PUT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THERE ABOUT THAT FILE. All towns are Waukesha County unless otherwise noted. What happened to the 1890 Census? Genealogy Scams Online---for your protection, please read
A QUICK WAY TO SEARCH When you are at a page, if you hold the control(ctrl) button and the f button down at the same time, a find box will appear. Type in the surname and click find next. Be sure to try alternate spellings. HOW TO SAVE INFORMATION To take the information off a page, 1) click and hold your left mouse button and highlight the area you want to save. 2) Then click on edit/copy from the menu at the top of your screen or click the ctrl key and the C key (at the same time) 3) Open a file to copy it to 4) Paste the information into the file by going to the Edit Paste menu at the top of the screen or click the ctrl and V key at the same time. 5) You can then print the info if you wish. To get a picture, right click on it, click on "save image as" and save it to a file. Good luck.
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS b. means born d. died m. married p. in the marriages and births means Parents (if not preceded by a v.) v. and p. numbers are volume and page number of the vital record at the courthouse. OSSW in the cemetery means on same stone with SSDI in the cemetery means Social Security Death Index Translations of Common Foreign Words found on Tombstones Land and Deed Terminology Occupations of Yesteryear Medical Terms of Old Old Trivia and Wives' Tales-this section is a collection point for old wives tales and information on how phrases and saying came to be.
SURNAME REGISTRY We have developed a page that lists surnames and the emails of people researching the names. You can add your name to the list by sending us an email. SUBMISSIONS If anyone has information on families from Manitowoc county we would be more than happy to incorporate it into the are a plus. They can be scanned and emailed, or photocopied and mailed. The pictures will be put with the family information. LOOKUPS Can't find what you are looking for? You can always ask, we have a few volunteers that will do lookups. (p.s. we are always looking for more volunteers if you have the time) Be sure to be as specific as possible when requesting information. (we are pretty good at puzzles, but we have to have the pieces to start) The link to the lookup volunteers list is on the bottom of the main page. HOW TO ORDER VITAL RECORDS See the page on how and where to get vital records