Genealogy Records Index Search
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The index allows users to search for holdings in select records of the UW Oshkosh Archives and ARC, it does NOT contain images of the records themselves. Instead, records can be ordered from the index to be reproduced and delivered for a fee. Users are also welcome to VISIT the archives to view these records at no charge. Hours vary depending on the time of year.
This Index Contains Entries For:
Court Records
Select Circuit, County, Family and Probate Court records dating between the 1840s and 1970s held at the UW Oshkosh Archives and Area Research Center. The cases are mostly CIVIL in nature (some criminal cases that were sent to civil court are included) and thus contain issues like divorce, estates, damages, nonpayments of debts and other civil litigation. Criminal record books (not case files) have also been indexed.
Naturalization Records
Naturalization records dating between the 1840s and 1970s held at the UW Oshkosh Archives and Area Research Center. Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Prior to 1906 and even well into the 20th century, the naturalization process was often conducted within county or local courts.
C.W.A. Appraisal Cards
Select appraisal cards for residential, mercantile, and manufacturing properties prepared by the Civil Works Administration in 1934-1935. Includes the names and addresses of owners and tenants, land descriptions, structural data, and other factors used in assessing the value of land or buildings, which can be useful for building and family history research. The indexing of this collection is in progress (2020), and currently includes only select communities in Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties.
Records Information
Currently this index includes entries from only SOME of the court record series preserved at the UW Oshkosh Archives and Area Research Center. Other records may exist that haven't been electronically indexed yet. Please contact the archives at 920-424-0828 or archives@uwosh.edu for information on other records held here. To learn more about a collection click on the series. Index includes entries for the following collections: