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Birth Records For Neenah About 1868

Birth Records For Neenah About 1868

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 7:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Feb 2013 7:27PM GMT
Surnames: FOWLER COHOON CAHOON
Can anyone fill me in on the availability of 1860s birth records for Winnebago County? Trying to locate a birth record for Katharine Belle Fowler (Father: Arnold Emmett Fowler; Mother: Elgitha Jane Cohoon); born 5 July 1868 in Neenah/Winnebago/Wisconsin.

For some reason I cannot seem to find birth record information for Winnebago. Does anyone have any insight on record availability/sources?

(Oh, I reserve the right to change dates and spellings, right?? lol)

Re: Birth Records For Neenah About 1868

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 4:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Winnebago county records census
This website is for Winnebago county. I just received it as a suggestion, and found it very helpful. Keep in mind that names can often be spelled a bit differently and still be the same person! Census information is included in errors and also in those days, people changed their names, whether it was officially changed or not- well doesn't always seem to be official or legal!
http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/winnebago/census.htm

Good luck!

Re: Birth Records For Neenah About 1868

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 5:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Birth registration wasn't required until 1907 but some counties do have spotty records before that time. I checked the Wisconsin Historical Society's pre-1907 index (http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/) both by name and by date and came up with nothing.

It's highly unlikely to find a birth record that early, unless there was a delayed one (which wouldn't be included in the index and you'd have to go to the Winnebago County Register of Deeds office or submit an application to have them search).

You could also contact the Oshkosh Public Library to have them look in their index (which includes delayed birth records). See this page: http://www.oshkoshpubliclibrary.org/localhistory/genealogyre...

UW-Oshkosh's Area Research Center at Polk Library is also a good resource. http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/births.htm

You could also explore other options, like church records, if you can not locate a birth record.

Good luck!

Re: Birth Records For Neenah About 1868

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 6:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much for your help. It sounds like church records might be the best route then. I will check the libraries that you recommended to see if they have church information for that period.

Thanks again for taking the time to check on the availablity of records for me

Re: Birth Records For Neenah About 1868

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 8:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pohlman - Thurber
I recently found this collection of records for Wisconsin Deaths and Burials at FamilySearch -- good luck ;' )
www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1708699
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